California, USA — A kind-hearted cabbie won the hearts of many after saving an elderly woman from a $25,000 scam.
Taxi driver Rajbir Singh picked up the 92-year-old woman two weeks ago. During their ride, she opened up that she was going to the bank to withdraw $25,000.
Apparently, that five-digit number was to allegedly settle a debt with the IRS.
According to CNN, Singh pleaded with the woman, telling her to reconsider as he thought it could be a scam.
“I am an honest guy, and these are old people. They need help,” Singh, the owner of Roseville Cab, said on Thursday. “It just made sense.”
Furthermore, the woman told Singh someone had called her and asked for the money. When he asked if it was a family member, she remained silent.
“We called this number again and I asked the man, ‘Do you know this lady?’ He said no,” Singh said. “I knew something was wrong.”
Eventually, after repeatedly calling the man back, Singh said the number blocked him.
However, the woman still did not believe Singh, so he came up with another idea.
“They agreed to stop by the Roseville Police Station to ask an officer,” the police department said in a post on Facebook.
The officer then enlightened the woman and confirmed that it was a scam.
“We love this story because several times throughout, Raj could have just taken his customer to her stop and not worried about her wellbeing,” Roseville police said in the Facebook post. “He took time from his day and had the great forethought to bring the almost-victim to the police station for an official response.”
A week after Singh helped the woman, officials called him back to the police station.
Officers gave Singh a $50 gift card to thank him for what he did for the woman, CNN reported.