Someone posted the experience below on a forum, pls read and learn.
My mum received a call this morning while lying on her sick bed, it was someone who claimed to be an FRSC official. He claimed that there was someone involved in a ghastly motor accident whom she (my mum) knew and that she should call back…i was already all set for work so i decided to call the number. When i did, the “FRSC” man asked where i was and i told him i was in Abuja. He then said that there was a ghastly motor accident which occurred along the Lokoja/Abuja road and a woman whom we supposedly know was involved.
He said he got my mum’s number from the woman’s phone and that though she is alive, she is in a very critical condition. According to him, the 3 people sitting down beside her died on the spot and the woman needed urgent medical attention. He further inquired if i knew any Red Cross number and i said no. I told him to simply use the woman’s number to call me so that i would be able to ascertain her identity by tallying it with the contacts on my mum’s phone or mine so we could know if she was a close relative but he responded by saying that there was no credit in the woman’s phone and that he tried the “Call Me Back” method which did not work. He finally broke the camel’s back by saying i should send MTN Recharge Card of about N400 to him so he could load the phone and call me back with it. I told him that i would send him just N100 but he insisted it must be N400 or at least N200. That was when it dawned on me. I was so upset cos my mum is a High BP and Diabetic patient which culminated to a stroke months back and was still recovering in my house only for them to spring this up on her. I managed to calm both her and my younger sister down by telling them it was a prank call from a scammer and related my reasons to them.
If you are reading this and got a similar call, please share your experience and for those who have not, be wary…IT IS A CHEAP SCAM!