Be Alert..
  • Received this mail from a friend.. So thought to Caution you all:

    Dear All,

    This actually happened in Mumbai...............

    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 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 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 call.

    Be Safe and Stay Alert! Please pass around to your family and friends!
  • Thank you Sriram, I just infomed this to my friends and family members in other

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