I got a call from Red Star Financial Management (0161 827 8150) earlier today.
In case you do too, here’s why I wouldn’t do business with them: they gave me a very questionable story about having my name on a database with claimed information about me that didn’t sound at all accurate. They were wanting to sell me their services to claim compensation for mis-sold Payment Protection Insurance (PPI), but I’ve never purchased PPI for a start.
Now, the classic cover story for dodgy PPI claims calls is for firms to say they are ringing carefully selected people who may have been mis-sold Payment Protection Insurance but in fact are doing widespread cold calling.
So the very questionable sounding claims about me made in the phone call by Red Star Financial Management lead to one clear conclusion: better safe than sorry and steer well clear.