I know it’s late. I am still reeling a little bit that someone contacted me through spoofed e-mail, then called me, pretending to be a social worker.
In the past 11, 12 years, that kind of thing has happened quite a few times, but never as invasive like this.
Makes you feel violated. As a foreigner in the UK, knowing you only have rights on paper but not necessarily in practice, you feel vulnerable enough. I thought that the whole story was quite odd from the beginning, the bland way in which she communicated by e-mail, for starters, but I didn’t want to end up like Bijan Ebrahimi and being labelled as god knows what.
During the call, she talked as if she knew more about what was going on than I. There were points when she clearly should have asked more and didn’t.
When I demanded to see some kind of ID, she ignored that so that I had to push for it and she still would not give me any, instead replied that I would have to take her e-mail address as ID (yeah, right), I knew I was dealing with a spoof.
Yuck. England can be a really creepy country at times.
I suspect that someone out there just wanted to hear how violated and powerless all the lock-picking and other kinds of similar local crap has made me feel.