Beware of Fake Friend scams!

Anonymous | 19 Jan 2023

Impersonation Scam
The scammer called me impersonating as my friend. He informed that he lost his mobile phone as such has changed his number. he also mentioned that he has lost his wallet. he needs help from me as he urgently need to pay his supplier and he is at ica renewing his documents unable to personally pay his supplier or meet me to collect the money. he mentioned that i can paynow to his supplier, inview of the urgency. I was about to proceed but have doubts so I contacted our mutual friends to check and if they are aware of this. My friends said they were not contacted by this friend and suggested that I called back my friend's original "old" mobile number to verify. After calling the original number, I realised that i was scammed.