Today had a phone call from a young woman claiming to be from Capital Pathology who had some information to give me but needed my date of birth first. I declined to give it to her, but she insisted that she would not give me the results without confirming my identity and the only way I could do that was to provide her with my date of birth. Again I declined. When she started to sound a bit annoyed, I hung up. I then rang Capital Pathology to ask them if they called me. They said they would not normally do that unless I had had a test done in the last week (which I haven’t) and they had a glitch or error in their system. And anyway, today is a public holiday! So I have come to the conclusion that someone had set up an elaborate plan to steal my identity! If someone asks you for your personal details to confirm your identity, don’t do it. I’ve since learned I should have asked for their name and contact number first before hanging up. Next time!
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