How can I describe someone who thinks I have special connections with people such as the government, state, etc?

I am hoping for a special descriptive word for someone who keeps telling me to send them a contact person that they can call... P.S. I don't have special connections. Thank You!!

  • A person with delusions of grandeur thinks they are someone special, not somebody else. Sep 11 at 13:11
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    mistaken..... Sep 11 at 15:17

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Tell that person he/she is "misinformed". That is not so negative and judgmental as "delusional" or "paranoid".

  • And the misinformation likely stems from wishful thinking. Sep 11 at 14:34
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    Even if someone actually is delusional or paranoid, telling them so probably isn't useful.
    – GEdgar
    Sep 11 at 15:02

One relevant idiom is suck-up

Urban Dictionary
Someone who will kiss up to someone and literally do anything for them in order to get something from that person.
John: Hi Mr. kennington, I would love to shine your shoes or do a favor for you. Btw, I need to get my grade up in your class.

Mr.Kennington: stop being a suck-up

The use of literally in this definition is misleading and inappropriate, but the definition otherwise conveys the feeling of a person who may suck up (=fawn on) someone to whom they (perhaps mistakenly) attribute power and influence.

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