An alert cab driver of Indian-origin in the US is being hailed for saving an elderly woman from getting scammed out of $25,000. Raj Singh, the owner of Roseville Cabs in California, was called to pick up a 92-year-old woman from her home in Sun City to take her to a nearby bank. As they drove to the bank, the woman got chatting with Raj and told him something which alarmed him.
She said that she had received a call from an IRS employee telling her that she owed the government $25,000 and she was going to the bank to withdraw the funds and settle her debt as quickly as possible. Singh found the whole story fishy and asked the woman if he could call the “IRS employee.” Upon calling the number, a man posing as the government agent claimed he didn’t know the woman and when Singh asked him for more details, the man blocked Singh’s number.
The elderly woman was still unsure and so Singh took her to the Roseville Police Department and asked for an officer to sit down with her. The officer sat down with the woman and told her it was a scam. Singh later took the woman home, and the act of kindness by Singh was appreciated by the officers who posted about his good deed to Facebook.
The officers also invited him back to the station and presented him with a $50 gift card in appreciation of his kind act. “We love this story because several times throughout, Raj could have just taken his customer to her stop and not worried about her wellbeing,” they wrote. “He took time from his day and had the great forethought to bring the almost-victim to the police station for an official response. “His quick thinking saved a senior citizen $25,000 and for that, we greatly appreciate his efforts,” added the department.