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I have received a telephone call today allegedly from Mercantile Circle asking me to confirm my address and saying they wished to send me some information about ISAs. I dialled 1471 and got their number as *********** I have just tried to phone them and the number will not dial out. I am very suspicious about identification fraud
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Fraud Examiner
Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 7 months ago.

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I'm Zoey and I'll be assisting you. I'm reviewing your question now. Are you online at this time?

Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 7 months ago.

It is a good idea not to provide any sensitive information about yourself to any company that makes unsolicited contact with you and which you cannot verify.

These companies generally make unsolicited calls at random from lists that are computer generated or which they purchase. They only learn whether or not the lists are accurate if you respond. So long as you do not reply to them your personal data is not compromised.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I am online
Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 7 months ago.

I have left you an answer. If that was not what you needed to know, let me know.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I want to know if the telephone number is *****
Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 7 months ago.

I couldn't tell you one way or the other.

A reverse search tells me that it's a London landline, but it could be a computer generated number for a VOIP service such as Google phone or Skype, which would make more sense if you are not able to make calls to it.

Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 7 months ago.

All I can tell you is that it appears to be a robo caller and there are complaints about such calls coming from this number on the web. (see link)

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I understand your reply but it s not very helpful. I shall just have to wait and see what happens. At present I have no further use for the services of your Company and I shall not subscribe further to it. Thank you
Ronald
Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 7 months ago.

This is a standard telemarketing ploy. If you didn't give then any information, nothing should happen except that they will likely call repeatedly.

If your phone carrier can block their calls, you ought to have the do so.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
On studying all your answers, particularly the link I am feeling happier about the situation, and feel I should have given you a higher rating. I apologise
Ronald
Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 7 months ago.

No need to apologize. But I do appreciate knowing that I did provide you with some useful assistance after all!

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