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Hi Just had a call from a mobile saying they were from the

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Just had a call from a mobile saying they were from the national responce campaign,requesting I join their magazine advertising my company.
Said they would call back ti confirm but this line is a withheld number.
The number if there office in Warrington will not be operational until Friday.
Is this a scam?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 5 years ago.
Hello, my name is Ben and it is my pleasure to be able to assist with your question today. Please let me know if you have been given more details about this company that you can forward to me?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

his name was ALAN STUART from national response campaign

he was selling excusive advertising in a paper making people aware of cowboy builders and people who rip people off.

nothing to pay untill a month after launch of magazine.

said head office was in Warrington


but number unobtainable.

said they would call me o


Expert:  Ben Jones replied 5 years ago.
I have performed a search for this company/organisation but have not been able to find anything at all. A closed caption search on the internet, which is the most accurate available, did not return a single result. There is also no company with that name registered at Companies House.

So at this stage all we have is a name that no one can link to anything and a number, which is unobtainable. None of this is reassuring in any way and if I was promoting a legitimate business i would certainly not be as cagey as these people. I would certainly not feel comfortable myself getting involved with a business that I cannot trace or find independent verification of.

Whilst they may claim that no payment will be taken until the first issue goes out, you have to be careful about what they ask you for in the meantime. If you give them your credit card or bank details, just for verification for example, they can use these fraudulently and take money out without your explicit consent.

At this stage, I am not at all convinced they have anything legitimate to offer and until they become more transparent with their background or dealings I would advise against dealing with them.

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