UKERC statement on nuisance telephone calls
We have recently been informed of a number of incidents involving nuisance telephone calls, with the callers claiming to be from the UK Energy Research Centre, or from 'energy efficiency research centre' or similar-sounding organisations.
We wish to make clear that these calls are in no way related to the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC). It appears that they originate from an off-shore location, and that recipients are being targeted through an automated random dialing system since those who have contacted us were previously unknown to us and we have no contact information for them.
UKERC does not conduct any quantitative consumer market research directly or through outsourced companies, and never divulges any personal data it holds to any other entity. We advise anyone who receives a nuisance call of this type to report it to their service provider.