Monday, October 25, 2010

New Kind of Scam and happened for real in Sri-Lanka



                                                                   Definitely Possible.

                               Experience  of  a  Victim
I cannot stop myself from sharing this with all of you. Its 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 received
several 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 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 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 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.
Be Safe and Stay Alert!

Please pass around to your family and friends!




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