'Warning! Martin Lewis imposters blog discussion

edited 13 July 2009 at 3:10PM in Martin's Blogs & Appearances & MoneySavingExpert in the News
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This is the discussion to link on the back of Martin's blog. Please read the blog first, as this discussion follows it.
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  • strangestrange Forumite
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    I saw a car in Sheffield (UK) that had Martin's face on it, very large.
    It crossed my mind to wonder if Martin was aware and I doubted that he had sanctioned it. I forgot about it until I read this blog.

    Strange
  • MSE_MartinMSE_Martin MoneySaving Expert
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    Hi Strange

    If you see it can you get the number advertised or any details. I most certainly have never given permission for that.

    Martin :)
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  • They know you're out the country & have your home address in the UK - do I need to spell it out?! :eek:
    I'm tired of the censorship :D
  • ThinkingOfLinkingThinkingOfLinking Forumite
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    Seems like an awful lot of effort to go to just to collect email addresses to (I assume sell for) spamming....There must be something more to it than that....
  • KylieKylie Forumite
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    I thought this was going to end very badly... like being distracted with Tshirts and lipstick= another person stealing all your bags... asking for address= someone taking everything from your house while you are on holiday...
  • spookspook Forumite
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    MSE_Martin wrote: »
    Hi Strange

    If you see it can you get the number advertised or any details. I most certainly have never given permission for that.

    Martin :)

    I've seen it too - it's on a car belonging to an independent mortgage advice company - Alexandra Associates. They have a photo of Martin next to a quote from him recommending independent mortgage advice. From what I recall it was worded so that it DIDN'T look like an actual endorsement of the firm by Martin or MSE.

    I've often noticed the car parked on a street near to their Hillsborough branch. Turns out it was there the day Google visited... but unfortunately the image is a bit blurry.
  • johncrowtherjohncrowther Forumite
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    Great work Spook!:T
  • mattytunmattytun Forumite
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    it might help at the airports if you can get there picture as well most people have mobile phones...;) every little helps to catch the crooks.
    Can't sleep, quit counting sheep and talk directly to the shepherd :cool:
  • jd87jd87 Forumite
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    Will be flying into Malaga next week. I'll definitely be keeping an eye out.
  • spook wrote: »

    I've often noticed the car parked on a street near to their Hillsborough branch. Turns out it was there the day Google visited... but unfortunately the image is a bit blurry.

    I love Google, but it sure is scary how much info you can drag up on people through it!
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