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Was this Scottish Power?

posted by rogerwest | 3 months ago


My dad just got a call from 01916719964 according to my Caller ID.

It was a lady, saying  she was from Scottish Power. The reason I question whether she was actually from SP, is that she didn't know what the initial in my dad's first name stood for. I would have thought that if she was from SP, she would have a computer in front of her with his details on it, that would include his first name.

It was about boiler cover.

He didn't give out any bank details etc.

Can anyone confirm if this is SP or scam please.



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posted by Davc | 3 months ago
Re: Was this Scottish Power?

SP use outside promotional agencies, but like all cold call advertising you should put the phone down on them.

posted by rogerwest | 3 months ago
Re: Was this Scottish Power?

Thanks Davc for the information

posted by NIGE | 2 months ago
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In my experience, Scottish Power play fast and loose with customers' data and will have given this information to third-parties so thy can sell boilr cover and smart meters to SP customers.

I'm about to raise a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office about Scottish Power's refusal to accept my opting  out of any kind of marketing calls.

My advice: Complain to Scottish Power about them giving your data to third parties.

posted by jmfhorsforth | 2 months ago
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Someone called to do a meter reading yesterday whilst I was out. My husband was in. Was this person from Scottish Power? I was a bit confused as I always submit my reading by e mail.

posted by Davc | 2 months ago
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Hi jmf, SP have outsourced their meter reading to Morrison Data Services, it was probably them. They may have only made an inspection without taking a reading, so continue to send readings dirct to SP.

posted by wfd | A month ago
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I just had data Morrison services ask for meter reading but I said no as submit online, they then told me was legal
Requirement, been with Scottish power 2 years never heard of that, surely Scottish power would have informed us? And why do Meter readings when we submit online!!

posted by Davc | A month ago
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Hi wfd, there is a lot written about this, if MDS want to read the meter you can ignore them, but if they want to INSPECT it you must allow them because all meters must have a physical inspection at regular intervals. This is to reduce crime and check safety.

posted by Hosay299 | 6 days ago
Re: Was this Scottish Power?
Keep getting call from this number