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Impersonation

Patroclus
wore the armor of Achilles against the Trojans to encourage the disheartened Greeks. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad]
Prisoner of Zenda, The
Englishman impersonating his distant relative King Rudolf is crowned in his stead. [Br. Lit.: The Prisoner of Zenda]
Schicci, Gianni
dressed to resemble the dying testator in order to dictate a fraudulent will. [Ital. Hist. and Opera: Gianni Schicci in Collier’s]
Tichborne case
claimant to the Tichborne baronetcy impersonated the missing heir; proved a perjuror and imprisoned. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 898]
Zeus
assumes the appearance of her husband Amphitryon in order to seduce Alcmene. [Fr. Drama: Moliere Amphitryon]
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It said this, in turn, would allow the suspect to use the compromised account to impersonate the victim and fool the people on the contact list with fake messages.
Q: You've also impersonated several celebrities over the years, from Harrison Ford to Brad Pitt -- who's your favourite famous person to impersonate and why?
If you could be any of the people you impersonate for a day, who would you be?
His audience screamed for more, prompting Madela to impersonate Misalucha next by singing 'Tila' impeccably.
Thus ensues a comic romp as Zebra cavorts, plays, impersonates and tries to be included earlier than he should appear in the sequence.
The suspects impersonate as intelligence agency officials or bank customer helpline employees on the pretext of data verification and seek personal details [like CNIC] and bank account numbers,' it said.
In a press briefing at Camp Crame, Quezon City on Friday, Albayalde said basically the suspect will call his potential victims over the phone and impersonate the voice of the government officials.
And one in 20 said the call came from the same number as the organisation they were trying to impersonate. Known as "telephone spoofing", this is where scammers use software to mimic the caller ID number of the organisation they are impersonating.
Are you a 17-year-old Jamaican with a West Midlands accent who can impersonate the likes of Tommy Cooper, David Bellamy and Muhammad Ali?
Julie Witham, 47, of Enfield, north London, said she did not know Miss Waugh, originally from County Durham, was dead when she was asked to impersonate her to hire a car.
An Action Fraud spokesperson said "Conmen frequently impersonate officials in an attempt to convince people that their offer is genuine.
synonyms: impersonate, play, and act mean to pretend to be somebody else.