A Call From 08000562422
I had a strange call from this number on my mobile phone. It told me my address and said it was from EDF Energy and asked if I was responsible for paying the bill, in which case I was to press 1. If I wasn’t I was to press 2. I hung up, as EDF Energy are not my supplier and anyway I pay by direct debit to another company, who did me a few favours when I moved in and were very professional. That’s not to say they are not professional too, as they have dealt with the writs sent to previous non-payers at this address with no hassle to me.
But I smelt a rat, as I have nothing to do with EDF Energy.
I checked the number on the Internet and this is what I found. Some items mention the number as a possible telepest.
I did try to phone EDF Energy, but their call centre was busy. This was one of the reasons, they didn’t get my business in the first place, as I couldn’t get through.
So if you get a call from this number, I suggest you do the sensible thing and hang up. I can’t find anything on the Internet to link it to EDF Energy.
What worries me is that someone had got my mobile phone number and linked it to my correct address. The only people who have that link are credit card companies, my bank and companies like John Lewis, IKEA and Dixons. I’m not accusing anybody, but it strikes me that there is a leak somewhere. But then these companies have my landline and I’ve never had such a call on that number.