After convincing the woman he was driving she was being scammed, a fast-thinking cab driver saved the day.
Rajbir Singh picked up a 92-year-old woman who asked him to take her to the bank in Roseville, California. The two spoke while en route and the woman told Singh that she had to withdraw $25,000 to pay off an IRS debt.
The woman told him that somebody called her, and asked for the money, according to Singh. Singh said the woman had even sent him the so-called IRS employee’s phone number. The man who replied hung up abruptly as Singh pressed him for more information and blocked his phone.
Positive the woman was being scammed, he pleaded with her not to send the money, and eventually took a detour to a police station hoping an officer could change her mind.
An officer has convinced the woman she was being scammed and Singh drove her back home, according to the Roseville Police Department.
Singh was called back to the police station a week later so officers could send him a $50 gift card for doing what he did.
“His quick thinking saved a senior citizen $25,000 and for that, we greatly appreciate his efforts,” the department said. “Great work all-around!”