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Mon Feb 17, 2020, 12:04 PM Feb 2020

Taxi Driver Goes Out of His Way to Save Elderly Woman From Being Scammed Out of $25,000 [View all]

( We all hear about these scams, I receive spam calls and on occasion the person calling uses a demanding tone, terrible this keeps happening. Hang up on them, period. You have to love this cabbie! )

McKinley Corbley -
Feb 17, 2020

A compassionate cab driver is being hailed for saving an elderly woman from getting scammed out of $25,000 two weeks ago.

Raj Singh, who is the owner of Roseville Cabs in California, was called to pick up a 92-year-old woman from her home in Sun City and take her to a nearby bank. As they were driving to the bank, however, the woman revealed some alarming details about her trip.

The woman told Singh that she had received a call from an IRS employee telling her that she owed the government $25,000. She was on her way to the bank so she could withdraw the funds and settle her debt as quickly as possible.

Singh knew that the phone call sounded fishy. He then asked the woman if he could call the “IRS employee” to ask him some questions. Upon calling the number, the man posing as the government agent claimed he didn’t know the woman. When Singh pressured him for more details, the man blocked Singh’s number.

The woman was still hesitant about the scam, so Singh took a detour to the Roseville Police Department and asked for an officer to sit down with her.


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