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Did you get a call from 01642-680947?  Read the comments below to find out information about this number. You can also report unwanted calls to help identify callers.
July 1, 2015, 5:32 pm

Caller was "North Cumberland County Council " and they were calling to conduct a consumer shopping survey. Wanted to know local people's shopping habits. Asked about home, car, and certain products I use. Also wanted to know my television provider. After a while I hung up because I changed my mind about answering.

Caller Company: North Cumberland County Council
Caller Type: Survey
Irritated housewife
July 23, 2015, 8:20 pm

Nuisance call, introduced herself as 'Nems Market research'. 20.05, an intrusion into our lives. I got rid of the time waster with my usual response: we don't know you and we're on the telephone preference service list. Goodbye. TPS is pretty useless, but we live in hope.

Caller Company: Nems Market research
Caller Type: Survey
July 24, 2015, 9:07 pm

I got a call from the Canterbury City Council and they were asking about my shopping habits and this is odd to me because there isn't a whole lot of shopping in this particular area. I think these people are a breed of phone scumbags who want to build profiles on you for a database by pretending to be doing surveys. They later sell your data to other telemarketers so you can get more calls. Basically, a scumbag who checks to see what you can be called for to sell things to and then sells it to companies.

Caller Company: Canterbury City Council
Caller Type: Survey
October 11, 2015, 4:11 pm

Received a call on Sunday afternoon and advised conducting a survey on behalf of Wellingborough Council regarding shopping habits. Again not alot of shopping in this area. I suspect the above mentioned Bitchin has got it right.

Caller Company: Wellingborough Council
Caller Type: Survey
October 27, 2015, 9:14 pm

I found this number on my 1471 as I had been out and missed the call.

I have 'Caller Display' and I don't answer my phone to a number I don't know but thanks for the info.

Caller Type: Scammer
November 6, 2015, 5:55 pm

Sick to death of this company ringing my business line when I explain it's a business line they say sorry wrong number. Having been told this a dozen times this week you think they would remove my number. It's a market research company who obviously don't listen so can't be much good at what they do.

Caller Type: Spammer
November 8, 2015, 12:45 pm

Missed the call but dialled 1471 and rang the number 05.11.15. Heard the name Nems Marketing and cleared down. Bitchin 24.07.15 is absolutely correct re compiling info and selling on our info. Also watched Channel 4 Dispatches, last Monday I think, they confirmed the purpose of these calls. They also lie about calling on behalf of Local Authorities etc.

Caller Company: Nems Marketing
Caller Type: Survey
November 11, 2015, 8:29 am

Received call last night purporting to be from Rutland CC about shopping habits. Must have got me at a weak moment as I completed the survey. Kicking myself now for being stupid. I usually tell these people where to go. At least I didn't buy anything!

Caller Company: Sorry can't remember
Caller Type: Survey
March 13, 2016, 4:07 pm

Told me they were from Stockton Borough Council and asked if I'd answer a survey in shopping habits. When asked for post code I was informed I'm not in their catchment area. ??

Caller Company: Stockton Borough Council
Caller Type: Survey
April 4, 2016, 8:25 pm

Claimed to be Bracknell Forest Council (which we are not under) Sounded less than enthusiastic. No other info as I hung up

April 4, 2016, 8:37 pm

Also called me claiming to be conducting a survey of shoppers in Hook on behalf of "Bracknell Forest Council", wouldn't give his company name. I commented that the Council name is Bracknell Forest Borough Council, made excuses and hung up. Hook isn't in the catchment of Bracknell, clearly the caller was trying to gain information under false pretenses.

Caller Company: Wouldn't give his company
Caller Type: Survey
margaret craig
May 12, 2016, 12:02 pm

received a call today 12/05/2016. Caller asked had we recently taken out a funeral plan, then started to ask a whole lot of questions.....who recommended us to take it out? were the family involved....etc. etc..i started to get concerned and told him nothingof any value....e.g., bank, etc etc

Caller Company: 01642680947
Caller Type: Scammer
Dave Pistoff
June 1, 2016, 3:25 pm

Apparently scammers can use a 'local' code from anywhere in the world. Call it back - you could get Brazil at 300.

Caller Type: Unknown
June 11, 2016, 11:18 am

They were calling from my local council offices asking if I had time to talk for 5 minutes about shopping in my area, said goodbye.
Time wasters again, and again
Would not mind but I am X Directory ( that's a joke) in its self, ring BT and they are not interested when you ask how they get your numbers. something needs to be done to stop these morons.

Caller Company: Kirsty. hdc
Caller Type: Scammer
July 28, 2016, 9:39 am

Received a call from peterborough city /Cambridgeshire county council asking about what I thought to shopping in wisbech, and do I have a couple of minutes to answer some questions. I said no, they said ok and ended the call. Ex directory and registered with T.P.S. Wisbech is under going some major cash injection to revamp it's town centre, plans already in place, would they know this and take advantage of the area code?

Caller Company: Peterborough City Cambridgeshire county council
Caller Type: Survey
July 28, 2016, 6:45 pm

Didn't catch where caller said she was from but said was conducting a survey on shopping. Asked for my postcode which I gave, she said this didn't come in the area they wanted, thanked me for my time and said goodbye. I won't answer in future having seen so many websites about this one number!

Caller Company: Don't know
Caller Type: Survey
September 8, 2016, 6:55 pm

Unsolicited call purporting to be from Cotswold district council. Cold calling and should not have been allowed to call my phone.

Caller Company: On behalf of Cotswold District Council
Caller Type: Survey
September 27, 2016, 11:59 am

Call purporting to be from South Ribble Borough Council, wanting to do a survey about shopping habits even though I do not live in South Ribble.
I hung up

Caller Company: "Research for South Ribble Borough Council
Caller Type: Survey
Mrs Tee
November 2, 2016, 7:33 pm

Just missed a call from this number - hung up when they got the answerphone. Searched the web and seeing the messages here made me put a block on the number. I am fed up with these creeps and pleased I did not have to tell them where to go...

Caller Company: Not known - they hung up
Caller Type: Unknown
November 22, 2016, 5:54 pm

This is a market research company who are asked by certain councils or areas to conduct surveys to improve area, encourage further shops or change things. If you are tps they can ring you because the TPS only regards to sales calls not genuine market research and only ask for your postcode as the council or shop only want information from specific and relevant areas to the changes that they want to make. It's NOT a scam

Caller Company: Nems market research
Caller Type: Legit Caller
April 25, 2017, 3:09 pm

Silent unsolicited call, rang off after a few seconds. My number is exdirectory and I do not accept cold calls.

Caller Type: Unknown
July 15, 2017, 1:27 pm

Called today 13.26. Did not answer as was not a number I recognised. They hung up during the 'leave a message' bit of our answerphone kicking in. We are on TPS too. First time from this number.

September 14, 2017, 5:40 pm

Called a couple of times. On my block list. Let them call!

Caller Type: Scammer
October 11, 2017, 7:37 pm

Said they were conducting a survey for test valley district council on behalf of David Bibby. Asked my age (which I stupidly gave) and then said I am outside their profiling range.

The caller was a pleasant-sounding middle aged empathetic woman.

Don't know if it is a scam but should have reminded myself not to respond to cold callers of any kind

Mrs Taylor
October 30, 2017, 6:19 pm

Had a call re a local survey regarding shopping habits

Caller Company: Mr Taylor
Caller Type: Survey
November 1, 2017, 6:01 pm

Just had a call purporting to be from government. Many questions about how did I feel about "illegal cigarettes" meant nothing to me as I explained a couple of times. More questions about how dangerous did I think these things were. Referred enquirer to earlier responses. Then we got on to "was I full time employed" "who was the main earner in the household" etc. No thanks

Caller Type: Survey
Mrs M.
April 11, 2018, 8:32 pm

Just had a phone call from some-one supposedly from South Staffs Council, wanting to do a survey on the shopping prospects around where I live. As I am with a different council and it was after 8.00 in the evening, I guessed it wasn't a genuine call. I refused to do it and they just hung up. Needless to say this wouldn't be genuine at this late time of night. These people are nothing but a nuisance on society.

Caller Company: South Staffs council.
Caller Type: Survey
Mrs H.
May 31, 2018, 7:25 pm

Didnt answer this call but on dialling 1471 got this number and found this website when searching. One other person mentions Wellingborough Council on here but I suppose they target by area code.

Caller Company: Un answered.
Caller Type: Unknown
May 31, 2018, 8:18 pm

Caller said be was Matthew calling on behalf of Northampton Borough Council regarding shopping. Said I did not live in Northampton Borough but he said it covered general locality. As Northampton is being decimated by shop closures thought I would give my opinion. However he just asked me about my food shopping, why I went there, how often and how I got there. When he asked how much I spent I terminated the call as it was clearly not what I anticipated.

Caller Company: Matthew on behalf of Northampton Borough Council
Caller Type: Survey
June 26, 2018, 8:05 pm

Call rang off when got answering machine. Suspect much like others above

Caller Type: Unknown
June 27, 2018, 8:24 pm

Called at 20:20 n, left no message , how can I stop these cold callers

Caller Type: Unknown
July 21, 2018, 2:08 pm

Am concerned about this practice really these guys need addressing. 2nd phonecall in 2 days

Caller Company: 01542680947
September 26, 2018, 9:37 am

A young lad with a Geordie accent called at 7pm saying he was from Edinburgh City Council and wanting to ask about my shopping habits. I agreed as it sounded genuine but the first question he asked was my age, and when i said "55" he said i was outside the range for the survey(!), but asked if he could call me back if they were doing another survey. He then ended the call.

Caller Company: 01642 680947
Caller Type: Survey
April 30, 2019, 5:42 pm

Called and when answered no one there! The code is from Teesside so obviously scammers from the comments below saying from all different towns and councils!

Caller Company: Unknown
Caller Type: Scammer
May 13, 2019, 7:50 pm

Caller claimed to be from Canterbury City Council, wanted to to ask questions about shopping habits.

Caller Company: Unknown survey company
Caller Type: Survey


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