Had a text message today from Advantis, "This is an urgent message from Advantis. We have a personal business matter to discuss with you. Please call us immediately quoting ref!!!
Strange, I am not ever aware of being in any late payment or excess debt.
No receipt of outstanding bill's or even letters that the debt is not paid in full. Or it will be passed to a debt collecting agency!
Now they are an agency that do work on behalf of HMRC, just coincidence I suppose.
But how can a debt agency chace me on sutch an instance?
How can they have my mobile number but no home address, no letters recceived about the debt.
I suspect a fraud, but can not be too fused about rining themback at the moment.
Did google the number and read about the harasment calls.
My laptop is getting old like me and keeps koking up on things, no doubt someone will have a dig at me, that is life :)
So I suppose the question is, how did they get my mobile phone number? Data protection and the oncoming GDPR?
I never really gave HMRC authorisation to give my details to a third party, or did I?
Or is it the few clients that I have used their tax accounts and had to give a mobile number for verification text that has been picked up upon?
Still, without consent, or even the reminder leters of an outstanding debt. The details should not have be passed onto a third party, or should they.
Naging it has been, so another glass of wine before bed.
I look forward to your respons.