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    • fermi
    • By fermi 15th Jun 17, 5:47 PM
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    Sky Protect Limited
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    • 15th Jun 17, 5:47 PM
    Sky Protect Limited 15th Jun 17 at 5:47 PM
    https://www.fca.org.uk/news/warnings/sky-protect-limited

    We believe this firm has been providing financial services or products in the UK without our authorisation. Find out why to be especially wary of dealing with this unauthorised firm and how to protect yourself from scammers.

    Almost all firms and individuals offering, promoting or selling financial services or products in the UK have to be authorised by us.

    However, some firms act without our authorisation and some knowingly run investment scams.

    This firm is not authorised by us and is targeting people in the UK. Based upon information we hold, we believe it is carrying on regulated activities which require authorisation.

    Sky Protect Limited

    Address: 20-22 Wenlock Road, London N1 7GU
    Companies House Number: 09984293
    Telephone: 0203 769 7515

    This firm is falsely claiming to be affiliated with Sky UK Limited, no such affiliation exists.

    How to protect yourself

    We strongly advise you to only deal with financial firms that are authorised by us, and check the Financial Services Register to ensure they are. It has information on firms and individuals that are, or have been, regulated by us.

    If you want to check a consumer credit firm that may not yet have been authorised by us, please also check the Interim Permission Register (link is external).

    If a firm does not appear on the Register but claims it does, contact our Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768.

    There are more steps you should take to avoid scams and unauthorised firms.

    You should also be aware that if you give money to an unauthorised firm, you will not be covered by the Financial Ombudsman Service (link is external) or Financial Services Compensation Scheme (link is external) (FSCS) if things go wrong.
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    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 15th Jun 17, 6:23 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 6:23 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 6:23 PM
    These are the cold calling Spammers , "your sky TV cover has lapsed"

    Avoid
    I'm the Board Guide of the Referrers ,Telephones, Pensions , Shop Don't drop ,over 50's and Discount Code boards which means I'm a volunteer to help them run smoothly and I can move and merge posts there. However, please remember, board guides don't read every post. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.
    • angryparcel
    • By angryparcel 15th Jun 17, 6:32 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 6:32 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 6:32 PM
    Several threads on here about these
    • sillygoose
    • By sillygoose 16th Jun 17, 9:31 AM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 9:31 AM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 9:31 AM
    "No connection to Sky", but seem to know who has a box so presume Sky sold them our details.
    • takman
    • By takman 16th Jun 17, 10:00 AM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 10:00 AM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 10:00 AM
    "No connection to Sky", but seem to know who has a box so presume Sky sold them our details.
    Originally posted by sillygoose
    Around 50% of UK households have sky TV, so they don't need to know who has a sky box when dialing random households will result in them getting it right half the time.
    • sillygoose
    • By sillygoose 16th Jun 17, 10:08 AM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 10:08 AM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 10:08 AM
    Maybe I am confusing it with the company that sends out letters saying the warranty on your Sky box has expired do you want to buy extended cover, made to look like Sky but a 3rd party company.

    Obviously it would be foolish as the boxes are pretty reliable and easy to get a cheap secondhand one, breakdown insurance is futile.
    • RoonilWazlib
    • By RoonilWazlib 16th Jun 17, 10:20 AM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 10:20 AM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 10:20 AM
    Around 50% of UK households have sky TV, so they don't need to know who has a sky box when dialing random households will result in them getting it right half the time.
    Originally posted by takman

    Exactly. Many years back when I worked for a bank we used to get people disputing card payments all the time having freely given their details to a cold caller. Why did they give their details?


    "they knew I had a computer so they must be genuine"
    • angryparcel
    • By angryparcel 16th Jun 17, 11:22 AM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 11:22 AM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 11:22 AM
    "No connection to Sky", but seem to know who has a box so presume Sky sold them our details.
    Originally posted by sillygoose
    No, just like the calls ' i am from windows and we spotting a problem with your computer'
    The know a majority of households have a computer, so they know that eventually someone will fall for their smallchat and be taken in.

    They use a computer system then will randomly call numbers and if they get a live line (someone picks up) this is connected to a scam agent.
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