We'd like to remind Forumites to please avoid political debate on the Forum. This is to keep it a safe and useful space for MoneySaving discussions. Threads that are - or become - political in nature may be removed in line with the Forum’s rules. Thank you for your understanding.

Beware! Cold callers.

Options
Hi, just to make people aware. I have just had a call from a gentleman, who is able to help me consolidate all my debts! He got the details of these debts, odd as i don't have any, from the DRF, debt resolution forum. He could help me by setting up an IVA. He hung up when I told him I worked for the CAB in there debt department, I don't. Watch out for this. An IVA would probably be the worst solution, if i did have debt, as I'm a home owner.
HTH someone, mumtoomany.
Frugal Living Challenge 2023.
Trying to live on only £2640 for the year for most meals for seven people. Now only feeding, mostly, two. New total £1860.
https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6414174/im-back-trying-to-spend-less-on-food#latest
Spent in 2023: £1846.53/£1860. Now on £96.08 for 2024. Lost the plot with adding up! Now trying with £1000 from beginning of June to end of the year.

Comments

  • RobM99
    RobM99 Posts: 2,547 Forumite
    First Anniversary First Post Photogenic Name Dropper
    Options
    One of so many. had one today from an Asian guy (Sam!) askig for debit card details to "renew your phone blocking service"! Oh, the irony!

    Checked the number on Who Called Me and sure enough, 200+ reports of this as a scam number.
    Now a gainfully employed bassist again - WooHoo!
  • mumtoomany
    mumtoomany Posts: 1,431 Forumite
    First Post Name Dropper First Anniversary
    Options
    Hi Rob, just googled the number. It's a Birmingham number, calls from it started today, and it has been searched for over 400 times so far! They must be working hard to save up for Christmas. mumtoomany
    Frugal Living Challenge 2023.
    Trying to live on only £2640 for the year for most meals for seven people. Now only feeding, mostly, two. New total £1860.
    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6414174/im-back-trying-to-spend-less-on-food#latest
    Spent in 2023: £1846.53/£1860. Now on £96.08 for 2024. Lost the plot with adding up! Now trying with £1000 from beginning of June to end of the year.
  • sourcrates
    sourcrates Posts: 29,173 Ambassador
    First Anniversary Name Dropper First Post Photogenic
    Options
    Hi, just to make people aware. I have just had a call from a gentleman, who is able to help me consolidate all my debts! He got the details of these debts, odd as i don't have any, from the DRF, debt resolution forum. He could help me by setting up an IVA. He hung up when I told him I worked for the CAB in there debt department, I don't. Watch out for this. An IVA would probably be the worst solution, if i did have debt, as I'm a home owner.
    HTH someone, mumtoomany.

    Cold calling is nothing new, and the scams don`t really alter that much, debt/money/service agreements/car 
    warranty - the list goes on, yet they seem to ramp them up at Christmas time, obviously scammers want there Christmas bonus.

    Basic rule of thumb, if you don`t know who`s calling you, just hang up.

    If it`s legitimate, the company/individual concerned will write to you, so don`t worry.
    I’m a Forum Ambassador and I support the Forum Team on the Debt free wannabe, Credit file and ratings, and Bankruptcy and living with it boards. If you need any help on these boards, do let me know. Please note that Ambassadors are not moderators. Any posts you spot in breach of the Forum Rules should be reported via the report button, or by emailing forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com. All views are my own and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.For free non-judgemental debt advice, contact either Stepchange, National Debtline, or CitizensAdviceBureaux.Link to SOA Calculator- https://www.stoozing.com/soa.php The "provit letter" is here-https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/2607247/letter-when-you-know-nothing-about-about-the-debt-aka-prove-it-letter
Meet your Ambassadors

Categories

  • All Categories
  • 12 Election 2024: The MSE Leaders' Debate
  • 344.2K Banking & Borrowing
  • 250.4K Reduce Debt & Boost Income
  • 450.1K Spending & Discounts
  • 236.3K Work, Benefits & Business
  • 609.7K Mortgages, Homes & Bills
  • 173.6K Life & Family
  • 248.9K Travel & Transport
  • 1.5M Hobbies & Leisure
  • 15.9K Discuss & Feedback
  • 15.1K Coronavirus Support Boards