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Roseville cab driver protects 92-year-old woman from $25,000 scam

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a group of people posing for the camera: Raj Singh (middle) poses with two Roseville police officers after protecting a woman from a scam. © Roseville Police Department Raj Singh (middle) poses with two Roseville police officers after protecting a woman from a scam.

A Roseville cab driver helped a 92-year-old woman not get scammed out of thousands of dollars, police said Tuesday.

Raj Singh was called to take the woman from her home at the Sun City retirement community to the bank.

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“While en 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,” Roseville police said in a Facebook post.

Singh told the woman that sounded suspicious and it could be a scam. When the woman didn’t believe him, Singh “pleaded with the woman to reconsider,” and agreed to stop at a Roseville police station to talk to an officer.

At the police station, Singh spoke to an officer about the situation. The officer then spoke to the woman waiting in the cab and told her 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 well-being,” police said. “He took time from his day and had the great forethought to bring the almost-victim to the police station for an official response.

Police said Singh saved the woman thousands of dollars. In partnership with Roseville CrimeStoppers, Singh was given a $50 gift card as a thank you.

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