And here is another new phone number to add to the ‘avoid and lodge a complaint’ list: +44 7769 263 481, which says it is from ES Ltd.
Why? Because the SMS I received:
- Was unsolicited, breaking the rules against unsolicited texts,
- Falsely claimed I’ve made a PPI claim, and
- Makes an untrue claim that they know how much I may be due (which I know is untrue as not only do I not have a PPI claim, I’ve never had PPI)
So once again the advice if you get an SMS from this number is: steer clear of the company and ignore the message, even though this one, unlike many, does say something about who it is from.
Steer clear that is, except for one thing. It’s always a good more to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner here. The regulator can move a little slowly, but movement happens when there are lots of complaints. Moreover, if you fill in an online complaint, the system also tells you how to report the spam message to your mobile network – a useful belt and braces.