Saint Lucia businessman: “I am not an ISIS hacker!”

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.





  1. Anonymous
    August 7, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Not every message we get we have to circulate.

  2. Concerned
    August 7, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Cyber bullying is real.

  3. Anonymous
    August 7, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Unfortunately some malicious person can easily start a rumour on social media and most users are too unthinking or just too lazy or to investigate whether it is fact, prank or falsehood before forwarding it.

  4. Lucian
    August 7, 2017 at 11:49 am

    That’s why I refuse to repost these crap or even pay attention to them when they get to my phone

  5. 666
    August 7, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Lol…poor guy!

  6. Anonymous
    August 7, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    That’s why I don’t share anything

  7. Anonymous
    August 7, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    I don’t know you but I did not believe that

  8. not perturbed
    August 7, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    So if you know it isnt true why bother….i wouldn’t.

    1. Andrina Anthony
      August 12, 2017 at 9:51 am

      He is a business man… He has to look after himself and reputation… Some things you just can’t ignore…

  9. Pimuhn
    August 7, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    He should change the number, foward his calls to the new number. A digicel rep. can set it up for him if he can’t do it on his own in his phone settings.

  10. Anonymous
    August 8, 2017 at 4:26 am

    The least the editor could do is check for spelling errors in the article