Mustofa Nahrawardaya says his cell phone number is cloned

JAKARTA,BritaBrita.com — Mustofa Nahrawardaya, the Governing Council of Library and Information Muhammadiyah, claimed his cell phone number has been cloned and planned to report it to Telkomsel as the operator. He received notification from great number of people that they feel offended by short messages sent from his cell phone number. “They cursed and berate me for SMS that I have never sent,” he said on Sunday.


One of the SMS recipient who claimed to be police officer called Mustofa and scold him for the message he did not aware of. Mustafa asked what was the message about. “He became angry and insisted that I should have known the SMS content because I sent it,” Mustofa remarked.

Several people who recieved SMS from Mustofa cell phone number said they got the messages on Sunday morning. The content was an urging for the people not to follow actions that could trigger conflicts. “I tried to deactivate my cell phone for 12 hours but the same complaints continue to flood,” he said as reported by Republika.co.id.

Mustofa then checked his outbox message. He found no messages were sent from his phone.

A couple days ago, Mustofa also had his social media accounts were stolen. He lost his Instagram, Twitter, Facebook account and even his Apple ID. “I did not know who did it and how they stole it,” he said.

Mustofa recalled that in the mid of December 2016, six police officers from Cyber Unit of Jakarta Metro Police came to his house using three cars. They asked clarification on the report saying Mustofa had posted secret document. “I never did such thing,” he said.

The police then asked for the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number of his cell phone. Then, on February 4, 2017, his IMEI was asked by again another police officers. “Suddenly, my phone¬†locked by Android system,” he said.

Through his new Twitter account, Mustofa Nahrawardaya announced his previous account was hijacked. He also suspected his cell phone number was cloned.

Editor : Syl

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