I believe a person close to me uses my details to scams someone
Somone opened a Fraud case against me. Claiming I I sold something to them online and never delivered. my phone was stolen at a family gathering and i managed to do a sim swap after I purchased a new cellphone a month later. An investigation officer said I must do a “warning statement” or get arrested. I assume someone close to me stole my cellphone and posted an advert online. Scam a person and pretended to be me. Am i going to be charged ? Please assist me
- Hello. You are not obliged to give a warning statement. It can be used against you if the matter goes to trial. However if you are innocent of the offense a warning statement is useful because it helps the Senior Prosecutor to decide whether to prosecute you or drop the case, which will save you a lot of time and money. The investigating officer will follow up on what you say in the statement and make a note to the Senior Prosecutor. If what you are saying is found to be true, they will not arrest and prosecute you. The case will end there with a decision ” not to prosecute “.