Be very much aware of new cheatsDay after day, we do hear of new cheats. Their new methods do make us rethink such a lot. Apart from the ATM frauds and the OTP fake calls, we do have consistent pleas from young girls who want you to help him treat an orphan admitted to a hospital. A friend of mine was almost sold to the idea of transferring some money to the bank account given by the girl on the other end.
Something struck him that things were not in order and he rang up his friend, a sub-inspector. The latter thought something that is fishy and asked the person to call back and ask for additional details. The lady at the other end grew jittery and cut the conversation. She had obviously tried to cheat my friend. The cell phone was switched off. The police seem to have traced the number and found that the cell phone itself was stolen. The cheat has destroyed the sim card, or this is what the police now believe. However, they are still looking out for the cheat, but this is easier said than done, as the network seems to have too many players. When asked as to where she was calling, the cheat had mentioned the name of a small town in South Tamil Nadu.
Nothing happened but my friend has become a little wiser. He had made good money in the stock market and wanted to donate. I advised him to donate to UNICEF and he has since done so. Members might have had similar experiences. I always cut such calls as I do not believe such stories. Of course, the sub-inspector has guided him at the right time, but we do not always have such people who will help. We better be careful everytime.