Called to arrange fitting of a Smart Meter at our property. Seemed legitimate, They had our account number and post code for security checking and didn't ask for any personal information or payment details.
Unsolicited call, broken English caller: British Gas meter needs replacing - I interrupted immediately to say NO, my meter works fine. 'So you don't want your meter replacing?' - NO. Will follow this up with British Gas and a complaint to them as well as action fraud UK.
Said they were from British gas doing a follow up call after my last service. I have just had boiler serviced so spoke to him. He said his records show my boiler was 19 years old but it was replaced a few years ago. He said he would update the records. Did not try to sell anything.
I was worried as saw lots of comments but think they have to use different number as alot if colleagues are working from home it's definitely British gas as I check my account online and the appointment has been booked in hope this helps someone else who is worried
Rather cheeky lady said she was ringing about fitting my smart meter. I said I hadn't asked for one &wasn't interested. She said she would keep phoning me. Got another call an hour later, She was laughing so I hung up.
Cold call from British Gas. Totally ignored the 'no phone calls' on my account. Following service by engineer (Boiler passed with fling colours), British Gas trying to sell me a new boiler as mine is getting a bit old. Telemarketer told in no uncertain terms that I don't want a new boiler and definitely don't want to receive such a call on the Saturday before Christmas.
This number called claiming to be British Gas to make an appointment to fit a smart meter. I told them I didn't want one. They then said everyone is getting one 'because of the covid-19' so obviously a scam, So I got very angry at which point the hung up. I suspect they are one of these firms that transfers people's accounts to an expensive supplier and they get paid for every transfer they achieve.
Someone purporting to be from British Gas, But told me that I had to install a smart meter and that it was illegal for me to refuse, And that police would be involved if I didn't agree and give my details. Scam call.
Let it go through to answer phone, But they never identify themselves. Rang three times yesterday & again today. Answered the last one, But they hang up. Other sites say highly suspicious therefore I‚Äôm not answering!
0333 numbers are examples of a non-geographic phone numbers. These are numbers that are not linked to any locality within the UK. They were introduced in 2007 as an alternative to the traditional landlines that were usually assigned geographically through the use of a system of location-specific area codes. All 0333 numbers are landline numbers. However, unlike the ‘01’ or ‘02’ landline numbers, you cannot identify the area 0333 numbers are associated with.