Beware of Impersonation scams

Anonymous | 16 Apr 2024

Impersonation Scam
A local number called me and addressed me by my name, telling me he's my friend, the 'chubby' one. When I asked his name, he told me to guess it. I suggested a name, and he confirmed it was him. When I asked him why his voice sounded different, he said he had the flu, hence the change in his voice. He then explained that he got a new number because he lost his phone, which is why he was calling to inform me. He asked if I was free next Sunday; I told him I was not. Being busy with what I was doing, he ended the call.

I wasn't convinced it was the person I know, so I called the number from my phone to check, and true enough, my friend hadn't changed his phone number.