What a great article to read this morning. A wonderful taxi driver took the time to chat and listen to his passenger. When he realised all was not as it should be he ensured this lady was protected from parting with her money.
One of the joys of this job is hearing when scams go wrong, which has just happened thanks to wonderful taxi driver Don Welby. He got chatting to an 87-year-old woman who wanted a lift to her local bank branch and was shocked by what he heard. “She said that somebody had been accessing her bank account and she had to withdraw all her money,” Don said. “Straight away I thought this didn't sound right, although she insisted it was genuine. She said it wasn't a scam, but I thought that she probably does not know what goes on in the modern world.” Don's instincts were spot on – this is a common fraud in which callers pose as the police or bank staff and convince victims that their accounts are under attack.