I had a call on my land line from this number: 01134900371 based in Leeds.
The caller addressed me as 'Mam' and told me my Sky 'breakdown' cover ran out a week ago, that I could renew there and then and get a good discount if I paid for two year's cover. Unfortunately, they were no longer accepting payment by direct debit so to continue cover and get the discount, I'd have to make a one-off payment. alarm bells were ringing loudly by this time! They weren't too pleased when I said I'd have to think about it and became quite insistent. Apparently, they will call me back at 12.00pm although I doubt that will happen.
I phoned Sky on my mobile. It's hard to find a contact number but this one is from a lengthy search of their website: 03337594098
They put me in touch with Domestic and General, who operate Sky Protect and they confirmed the scam and said they've successfully prosecuted several of these scammers.
I don't normally answer numbers I don't recognise but today, for some reason, I did! Anyway, it's something to watch out for. They never addressed me by name. They suggested how much I pay but were wrong. Their assertion about no longer accepting payment by direct debit was clearly bogus. They said my cover (My dog eats remote control gadgets) had run out last week and I asked why the hasn't informed me sooner but they glossed over that.
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