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Friday, March 19, 2010

New Scam ...pls be alert .

> > 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
> > Your family or friends might receive the same call.


  1. Good grief what will they think up next. Glad to hear that they were not able to complete the scam and that you and your family are ok.

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