This is quite interesting.
NEW FRAUD in Mumbai
Given below is what happened to someone and he has narrated this in his own words:
"I received a call from someone claiming that he was from my mobile Service provider and he asked me to shut down my phone for 2 hours for 3G update to take place. As I was rushing for a meeting, I did not question, but just shut down 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 saw several missed calls from my family members and the others were from the number that had called me earlier –
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 father 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 shut down my cell phone for another 1 hour which I refused to do and hung up.
They kept 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!!! MUST SHARE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. People have been receiving calls from +375602605281, +37127913091or any number starting from +375, +371 number one ring & hang up. If you call back it's one of those Numbers that are charged 15-30$ & they can copy your contact list in 3 sec & if you have bank or credit card details on your phone, they can copy that too. +375 is from Belarus From Afghanistan.. 371 is cod for Lativa...
Don't answer or call back. Please FORWARD AND SHARE this to your friends and family
VERY IMP. MSG..PLEASE READ..
#90 or #09 on Mobile No....
Please take care
IF SOME ONE ASKS YOU TO DIAL #09 or #90. Please Do Not Dial This When Asked.
Please circulate URGENTLY.
New Trick of Jehadi Terrorists to Frame Innocent People !!
If you receive a phone call on your Mobile from any person saying that they are checking your mobile line, & you have to press #90 or #09 or any other number. End this call immediately without pressing any numbers.
Team there is a fraud company using a device that once you press #90 or #09 they can access your SIM card and make calls at your expense.
Forward this message to as many friends as u can, to stop it.
This information. There are over 3 million mobile phones. You can check this news at CNN web site also.
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Here is a quote for you folks,
"TEACH THE CHEATERS HOW TO CHEAT".
-Mohammed Ahmed F,
Managing Director of Interact 2 Innovate Technologies, India,
(A unit of MAA Group, India).
-Chief Administrative Officer.