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#751533 - 18th Dec 2012 9:00pm Cold Callers
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just had a knock at the door from 3 lads from Liverpool claiming to be from Marks Group energy services. Just wondering if anybody else has had a knock from them tonight. I asked the lad to leave his details to which he replied he had ran out of business cards. he then wrote his number on a scrap piece of paper. I tried calling it after he left and it said it couldn't connect my call. What do you think, scam or no scam?

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#751536 - 18th Dec 2012 9:05pm Re: Cold Callers [Re: DaveWez]
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Have you tryed googling the company? Sounds bogus to me.
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#751540 - 18th Dec 2012 9:09pm Re: Cold Callers [Re: DaveWez]
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Almost certainly a scam, you did well not to be taken in.
There was a report of lads knocking with a similar story.These said they were from the gas people but had left their ID at a previous call.Could they come in to check the loft insulation.

Suspect everybody seems to be the only answer these days!

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#751545 - 18th Dec 2012 9:22pm Re: Cold Callers [Re: Salmon]
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had three girls in are road about 20 mins ago watched them on the cctv checking my car out as my sat nav was still in it.came down the path but never knocked they had badges round there necks i thought they were bloody carol singers but a do have a sign on the door telling people to piss off if there selling things or ramming god on me.anyway people check everything is locked tonight as these people have gangs in cars ready to come back later and tonight will be a good night for them with the mist.scum bags!!!!

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#751548 - 18th Dec 2012 9:33pm Re: Cold Callers [Re: RUDEBOX]
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there is a company called Mark Group but I'm sure his badge had an 'x' instead of a 'k'.

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#751556 - 18th Dec 2012 9:58pm Re: Cold Callers [Re: DaveWez]
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just tried the number again, it rang out and a lad answered. i didn't say anything and hung up straight away. at least i now know the number is genuine. also forgot to say the lad who I spoke to at the door did have an ID badge.


Edited by Dave666 (18th Dec 2012 10:01pm)

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#751559 - 18th Dec 2012 10:03pm Re: Cold Callers [Re: DaveWez]
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Where abouts are you? - We had some men knock before but didn't answer (don't answer when dark unless I'm expecting someone) - they obv didn't know local area as went wandering off up dead end (but now I'm thinking were they checking area out?...) - everywhere will be double double checked tonight!

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#751561 - 18th Dec 2012 10:08pm Re: Cold Callers [Re: DebbieQ]
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live in New Ferry. you?

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#751563 - 18th Dec 2012 10:12pm Re: Cold Callers [Re: DaveWez]
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Originally Posted By: Dave666
live in New Ferry. you?


Oxton (not far from Wirral Hundred) - bit of a coincidence!(Will still be double double checking tonight!)

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#751591 - 18th Dec 2012 10:59pm Re: Cold Callers [Re: DebbieQ]
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I would advise anyone to not answer the door to cold callers.in my fight against tv licensing i have learned not to open the door to anyone .it is the best way to deal with the cold calling scum from the bbc.

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