One of my friends asked me to be his reference for a job he applied. He told me that he's put my details as a reference and that I should be expecting a call from the company he applied for.
Due to the false information he told me to state, I have not answered any phone calls from the recruiter. Do not want to be involved in providing falsifying wrong information as it would be an act of fraud and against the law'.
He then informs me that he has used my identity 'Pretending to be me' by changing my phone number and his friend pretended to be me and gave a reference to the recruiter as if it was me.
What shall I do? what is the outcome?
I do not want to be blamed for not speaking or the person to think that his done it this time and got away with it, which enable him to do it over and over again.
I would appreciate someone's help, as its really bothering me that someone has pretended to be me without my permission to provide '100%' wrong information and reference to get the job.