I was called the other day by an Asian sounding chap who, after telling me who i was (!), then started to bang on about PPI's. Not sure what he was trying to sell/survey/promote, but he was very persistent in asking if we had claimed a PPI mis sell or if we intended too. He also asked if we did decide to claim would it be for a loan or Mortgage?.
After telling him that I was not interested in discussing this with him he rang off, so i did the old 1471 and the number 02078340997 was the number it logged.
Having Googled the number it appears that an awful lot of folks are getting similar calls......but why?
Anyone else had these calls? If so, please leave a comment with your experience after this post and maybe we can shed some light on what these calls are about, or more to the point...what are they up too?
This is one possibilty perhaps:
|Bogus PPI refund scam|
|Written by Administrator|
|Sunday, 01 January 2012 12:36|
|Bogus caller scam warning Lothian and Borders|
Police are urging the public to remain vigilant
following a new bogus-caller scam operating in
Edinburgh. A 64-year-old man received a call from
a male claiming to be from the Ministry of Justice
Department in London. The caller informed him
he was due a PPI refund, which he could collect
after wiring an administration fee to a lawyer in
India. However, the man became suspicious and
refused to transfer any money. He then contacted
police who are warning others not to fall foul of
this scam. A police spokesman said: “The issue of
PPI refunds is very topical at the moment and
these fraudsters are attempting to capitalise on
this. ”Anyone who receives a similar call should
not provide any personal details or agree to
transfer money and should contact police
immediately.” Anyone with any information can
contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311
3131, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111"
>I have a short recording of my conversation with the chap on the phone, and, once i figure out how, i will post that up on here also<