Raj Singh own Roseville Cab. He was recently called to pick up a 92 year old women from her home in Sun City. He picked her up and started to drive her to the bank.
While in route, he started talking with the woman who informed Raj that she owed the IRS $25,000 and she was headed to the bank to get the money and send it off to settle her debt.
This sounded very suspicious to Raj so he suggested to the woman, this may be a scam. She didn’t believe him. Raj pleaded with the woman to reconsider so they agreed to stop by the Roseville Police Station to ask an officer.
While the woman waited in the cab, Raj came into the station and requested to speak with an officer. He waited for a while but finally was able to speak with an officer who then spoke with the woman waiting in the cab. Sure enough, it was a scam.
After speaking with the officer, the woman believed she was being scammed and decided not to pay the scammers. Raj took the woman back home.
We love this story because several times throughout, Raj could have just taken his customer to her stop and not worried about her wellbeing. 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.
In partnership with Roseville Crime Stoppers we were able to provide Raj a $50 gift card to say thank you.
Another shout-out goes to Police Records Clerk Megan Harrigan for brining this incident to our attention.
Great work all-around!