A Saint Lucia businessman has vehemently denied that he is an ISIS hacker, after his telephone number was circulated via WhatsApp with a warning not to accept a friend request from him.
“I am just stressed out,” the businessman, who requested anonymity, told the Times.
The resident of the North of the Island explained that from Friday he has been receiving calls from various individuals in Saint Lucia and persons overseas concerning the ‘fake news’.
He disclosed that he has also been receiving WhatsApp messages.
“It’s not even a year since I have WhatsApp,” the businessman told the Times.
“People calling me to tell me they got my number so they are calling to find out what exactly is going on,” he stated.
The businessman said he has never been involved in any illegal or gang-related activity.
“I don’t know where the person got my number and posted it and said ‘This number has been linked with ISIS.’ So I just wanted the public to know that is not true and I am not involved in any of those things,” the obviously distressed individual explained.
“Just stop, because it is not true,” he urged persons who have been forwarding the message.
He said he wanted to ask Digicel to change his number.
However the businessman told the Times that all his customers have the number.
“If I change it, you now with my work, I will be at a loss,” he lamented.