” 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, but just shut down my cell phone.
I quickly turned on my cell phone and saw several messages from my
family members and the others were from the number that had called me
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
shutdown my cell phone for another 1 hour which I refused to do and hung
They kept calling my cell phone to keep my phone busy so
that others could not be able to reach me 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 shutdown 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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Nigerian Police Civil Protection