Caller claiming to be a 'friend' turned out to be a scammer
Anonymous | 18 Mar 2023
A scammer may call and claim to be a friend of yours. They might not be able to answer when you ask who they are, but they will try to get you to provide a name. They will then say that they lost their phone and need to update you on their new number.
Later, they may call again, possibly on a Saturday, and ask how to change their phone banking number. Since it's a half day of banking, you might tell them they need to wait until the next workday.
The scammer might then request that you urgently help them pay a contractor, which you should not agree to do. Please be cautious when receiving such calls.