Blog: Profiteering from the PPI mis-selling scandal

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My outing to buy barbecuing essentials last weekend was rapidly cut short by a cold-call relating to PPI. But the caller wasn't trying to sell the product, he was after something else entirely...

When buying barbeque stuff, one doesn't really expect the PPI misselling scandal to be at the forefront of one's mind. But while I hauled coals, burgers and sausages to our car, my wife suddenly received a call from an unknown London number. She had been contacted by one of a number of companies that seem to be desperately seeking clients who may have been mis-sold PPI policies and who may wish to apply for compensation. When we got home I quickly 'Googled' the number to find out who had been cold calling us, seemingly attempting to profiteer from the mis-selling scandal rather th...

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