The Anonymous Widower

A Call From 08000562422

I had a strange call from this number on my mobile phone.  It told me my address and said it was from EDF Energy and asked if I was responsible for paying the bill, in which case I was to press 1.  If I wasn’t I was to press 2.  I hung up, as EDF Energy are not my supplier and anyway I pay by direct debit to another company, who did me a few favours when I moved in and were very professional.  That’s not to say they are not professional too, as they have dealt with the writs sent to previous non-payers at this address with no hassle to me.

But I smelt a rat, as I have nothing to do with EDF Energy.

I checked the number on the Internet and this is what I found.  Some items mention the number as a possible telepest.

I did try to phone EDF Energy, but their call centre was busy.  This was one of the reasons, they didn’t get my business in the first place, as I couldn’t get through.

So if you get a call from this number, I suggest you do the sensible thing and hang up.  I can’t find anything on the Internet to link it to EDF Energy.

What worries me is that someone had got my mobile phone number and linked it to my correct address.  The only people who have that link are credit card companies, my bank and companies like John Lewis, IKEA and Dixons. I’m not accusing anybody, but it strikes me that there is a leak somewhere. But then these companies have my landline and I’ve never had such a call on that number.

April 18, 2011 - Posted by | World | , ,


  1. […] much happened until about two months ago, except for a series of mysterious calls on my mobile phone, which might be linked to EDF […]

    Pingback by A Final Good Bye TO EDF Energy « The Anonymous Widower | May 21, 2011 | Reply

  2. This is definitely EDF. Dunno why they were calling you if they’re not your supplier but it is definitely them. They are my supplier and they do phone with an automated message from this number if I’m late paying…

    Comment by Debbie | February 18, 2014 | Reply

    • Just noticed you posted this nearly 3 years ago…I should pay more attention!

      Comment by Debbie | February 21, 2014 | Reply

  3. They’ve just started calling me now. The bill isn’t even due yet. I was going to pay tomorrow, but now they can wait another day. If they call again, they have to wait even longer for payment.

    Comment by Pete W | October 5, 2015 | Reply

  4. I switched to OVO and have never regretted it. Go down the local pub or cafe and find out who are the best in your area!

    Some local councils have done a deal with OVO, to give locals cheaper energy costs.

    The first switch is the most difficult! But you get a piece of paper with all relevant numbers.


    Comment by AnonW | October 5, 2015 | Reply

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    Comment by | January 8, 2016 | Reply

  6. It really is EDF they’re just incompetent lol

    Comment by Myles Dugenfelder | February 19, 2018 | Reply

  7. Keep getting text messages from.this number. Asking to get in touch with edf energy. They think they are giving my address, but its not my address, the address they give is 22 sewell road, London. And to call them back on that number.. I know it’s a scam, but how did they get my number. Do not call back. Thanks for the heads up.

    Comment by Pat | July 19, 2018 | Reply

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