Using prominent attorney’s name, unknown scammer targets businessman for more than $2k in cell phone top-up

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Another attempt is being made to use the names of prominent citizens to run a phone-credit scam.

We learned that a Cedar Valley businessman was the target of this latest effort, which used the name of a local attorney to obtain top-up service for cell phones.

Using a 714 phone number, an unknown person telephoned the businessman at about 9:41 a.m. on December 6; and, employing the attorney’s name, he requested top-up totaling $1,500 for his staff.

The following day, December 7, the businessman received yet another call from the same number – this time asking for $600 in top-up.

Reportedly, several calls were made to the number by the businessman asking about payment, but the calls were not answered.

He later contacted the attorney on a different number, and was told that the lawyer had no knowledge of any request for top-up.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) was notified about the situation and investigations are ongoing.

In a similar incident several weeks ago, at least three businesses were targeted.

Subsequently, the Police issued a warning to business operators to verify every transaction before issuing money or top-ups via the phone.

SOURCE: Real News

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Seems like these scam attempt have gotten more frequent since the charter flight of Nigerians arrived in Antigua a few weeks ago.

  2. White Collar Crime on a.Joy Ride
    🏃‍♂️ RUN But U Can’t HIDE
    Blue Collar CRIME Skip & Slide
    Nickel & Dime Factions 1735.
    More Vigilance
    Everyone is a Suspect
    Different PEDIGREE

  3. Even if it was a normal practice the unfamiliar number and voice is a red flag. I would ask to speak to someone I know or make a call just to verify….

  4. The biggest scam was the “SUNSHINE GOVERNMENT”
    Scarl arf Antigua ppl baxide and sold out to IMF.

    #NatDemAgain

    • But it’s better to pay hundred of thousands of dollars for feel good concerts while nurses, teachers, and many other civil servants are owed backpay? GTFOH. No wonder our country will forever be in squalor. Ignorant clowns like you. Also re Tessa, the court exonerated Shirfield. Vote for better representatives, who would enact better laws.

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