The Energy Advice Line has stepped up its campaign for Ofgem to ban cold calling after a rogue energy broker posing as an energy official telephoned a small firm more than 100 times in less than two weeks.
Someone claiming to be from “the meter registrations company” bombarded the business, which had just moved into new premises, with calls pressuring the owner to sign up to an energy deal.
When the business owner told the caller they had already signed up with an energy supplier, the caller insisted they were legally obliged to deal with them.
In another case, a caller claiming to be from “National Utilities” called a business five times in one week insisting the owner buy an energy contract through them. The same caller had previously called the business pretending to be from British Gas.
Julian Morgan, managing direct of the Energy Advice Line, the UK’s...