VERY URGENT ALERT ALL CONCERNED
Fore warned is fore armed.
M S S
It is in your own interest that you should read this Mail without fail.
Pl alert your family members, relatives, friends, colleagues and others to be careful.
Pass this important mail to all of your friends.
This could HAVE happened to any of us, so be alert and keep your
friends / relatives posted as well.
An incident narrated by one of the Chartered Accounts who is the
owner of a Company on Indian taxation.
This happened in Mumbai....... .
I cannot stop myself from sharing this with all of you. It all
started when I received a call from someone claiming that he was from
my mobile service provider and he asked me to shutdown my phone for 2
hours for 3G update to take place. As I was rushing for a meeting, I
did not question and shutdown my cell phone.
After 45 minutes I felt very suspicious since the caller did not
even introduce his name. I quickly turned on my cell phone and I saw
several missed calls from my family members and the others were from
the number that had called me earlier - 3954380. I called my parents
and I was shocked that they sounded very worried asking me whether I
was safe. My parents told me that they had received a call from
someone claiming that they had me with them and asking for money to
let me free. The call was so real and my parents even heard 'my
voice' crying out loud asking for help. My parent was at the bank
waiting for next call to proceed for money transfer. I told my parents
that I am safe and asked them to lodge a police report.
Right after that I received another call from the guy asking me
to shutdown my cell phone for another 1 hour which I refused to do and
hung up. They kept calling my cell phone until the battery had run
down. I myself lodged a police report and I was informed by the
officer that there were many such scams reported. MOST of the cases
reported that the victim had already transferred the money! And it is
impossible to get back the money.
Be careful as this kind of scam might happen to any of us!!!
Those guys are so professional and very convincing during calls. If
you are asked to shut down your cell phone for updates by the service
provider, ASK AROUND! Your family or friends might receive the same
Be Safe and Stay Alert!