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Do not answer calls from 01738 700169

Alert message sent 06/06/2019 11:37:00

Information sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch Scotland


Please see below a message from one of our Coordinators in the Perth area

A Pitlochry resident has alerted us to calls from 01738 700 169. This is not a Perth number but one managed by Jersey Telecom. The company behind it calls themselves “The Home Energy Company” and they claim to have “Government backing”. However, on googling this number it appears that various people have described the company as “having aggressive sales techniques, at best a hard selling company and possibly even a scam”, so one to be avoided.

 
If you have a caller display on your phone, do not answer calls from this number. If you do answer, please put the phone down as soon as you hear their opening pitch and follow up by dialling 1572 to block any further calls from them. For this facility to work, you need to contact your Telephone Provider to set up a Call Protect/ Call Safe facility (free of charge). Some Telephone Providers e.g. TalkTalk may have a different number to dial.
 
Find out how you can protect yourself against bogus phone callers by clicking the following link: https://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/personal-safety/identity-theft-fraud-and-scams


 
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Varrie McDevitt (NHWN, Admin Assistant, NW Scotland)

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