Kicker – Taxi driver saves elderly woman from IRS scam


MARY REICHARD: One of the best things any of us can do in life is help one another. And a cab driver in Roseville, California did so in a big way. 

A few weeks ago Rajbir Singh picked up a frightened elderly woman who asked for a ride to the bank. 

She told her driver that an IRS employee had phoned her and said she needed to withdraw $25,000 dollars to repay an IRS debt. 

Sounded fishy to Singh, so he took action. He called the man posing as the IRS agent, pressed for details, and the man hung up.  

Still, his passenger wasn’t convinced. So he drove her to a police station, where an officer told her this was a scam. Singh then drove her home. 

The Roseville Police posted on their Facebook page that, “Rajbir could have just taken his customer to her stop and not worried about her well-being. His quick thinking saved a senior citizen $25,000, and for that, we greatly appreciate his efforts.” 

BASHAM: Good man!

REICHARD: It’s The World and Everything in It.


(Photo/Roseville Police)

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