Scam phone call warning
Meter readings to premium rate number
A resident reports:
An attempted scam call today on my answer phone messages.
Caller stated she was calling on behalf of my energy provider to obtain a meter reading.
I was asked to call 0845 702 3461 with my readings; I should also provide my post code and account number.
Alternatively I could do so on www.myreading.net
I have checked with my energy supplier, they have not requested this.
I have checked this number on Google and it has been identified as a premium number used to host scams and nuisance calls at very high premium rates.
It may be local to Boston, Lincolnshire, or entirely random, but it is convincing. Interestingly I did not hear the phone ring; it may be able to call the message service direct.