> > Friends
> > A scam that could happen on you,
> > A forwarded message:
> > Its all started when I received a call from someone claiming that he was
> > from M1 or Singtel or Starhub 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 him and shutdown my cell phone.
> > After 45 minutes I felt very suspicious since the caller did not even
> > mention his name . I quickly turned on my cell phone and I received
> > several calls from my family members and the others were from the number
> > that had called me earlier - 93954380.
> > I called my parents and I was shocked that they sounded very worried
> > asking
> > me whether I am 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 le t
> > me
> > free. The call was so real and my parents even heard 'my voice' cryi ng
> > 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
> > keep 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 happened 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 call.