Whose Number Is This - Find out whose number is this and why they were calling.
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May 7th 2015 17:02     
MrsFoop (Reputation: 1)      
Target Professional Services
My brother got a call from these people today claiming to be HSBC Pensions looking for me by my maiden name. I used to work for Midland Bank as it was in those days and did have a pension with them. After finding this site didn't call the number they quoted but googled HSBC Pension scheme and called the number on their site. They told me that this is a legitimate company who they use to trace people that they can't find themselves, but I was right to not trust the call if it didn't feel right. So while yes they appear as a cold calling company, they are actually working for someone, or at least were in my case.
  
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May 28th 2014 15:41     
pgb      
cold call
  
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January 6th 2015 15:03     
Anon.      
It belongs to Target Professional Services - a debt collection agency.
  
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January 27th 2015 10:31     
Anon.      
thx Anon. 2 calls yesterday 4pm. didn't answer n don't have vm
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February 5th 2015 19:29     
Mr Pastry      
sneaky
Guy calls me and says he,s from Financial Assistance Scheme (a government body who pays pensions to retired workers of firms who have gone bust and are unable to pay exworkers pensions).He asks me to verify my name , age, and date of birth he also knows where I worked . This is at 7 pm so well out of office hours. I have the number of FAS and will call them tomorrow and if anything is untoward I will let you know
  
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July 29th 2015 15:04     
Mands      
Seems legitimate
Asked if I worked for HSBC/Midland Bank as they were trying to trace old employees for pensions.
  
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November 4th 2015 10:41     
Anon.      
Legitimate Company
Yes. They are definitely a legitimate company employed by HSBC to find people who had pensions with them. I have a very old (and small) Pension from HSBC (Midland) Bank They were ringing to check it was okay to pay me the £100 I had accumulated since 1970! So if you worked for HSBC/Midland don't ignore the call as there may be some money in it for you. They're very helpful and pleasant.
  
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December 10th 2015 14:14     
Anon.      
just received call too
man asking for someone who hasn't lived here at our home - didn't allow him to go any further as his insistance on this was the right number for the person didn't seem to register. It's a shame that people these days cannot communicate properly and introduce themselves professionally and cordialy - 3rd scam call today despite the claim of a legitimate company. Better get their records correct first..
  
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January 20th 2016 14:17     
Brendon Hogan      
Target Professional Services (UK) Ltd
Target Professional Services (UK) Ltd is a Data Verification Company. We have endeavoured to make our website as informative as possible and are very happy to receive telephone or email enquiries regarding our role in ensuring our clients can communicate with their members and investors securely and with confidence that the contact details they hold are indeed up-to-date. Target is never in possession of financial details. Target will never ask for bank details. We hope the links to our clients websites and their reciprocal links will be useful. www.targetprofessional.co.uk Thank you Anon. November 4th 2015 10:41 It is the Trustee of the HSBC Bank (UK) Pension Scheme that has engaged Target and not HSBC The pension administrators for the scheme are Towers Watson, now named Willis Towers Watson.
  
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May 16th 2016 17:02     
Anon.      
HSBC pensions verification of address
I called them having been reassured by the above. They ask for no information other than to confirm what they already have. No bank details or other personal information was requested. It seems a genuine admin process outsourced by HSBC trustee.
  
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June 9th 2016 13:10     
Suspicious J      
HSBC pensions verification
I received a letter today from Target referring to my maiden name and stating I, in this name had contributed to hsbc pension. I've never had a pension in my maiden name with any company. I did have a private personal pension in my married name when I worked for an hsbc subsidiary company, and I am receipt of that pension. I am ignoring this letter as it is not factually correct. Yet it is a concern how they have linked my names correctly and linked that I did work for an hsbc associated company. I shall contact the pension provider direct to alert them to this letter and post a comment when I get a reply
  
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July 25th 2016 10:37     
Anondy      
pension co contact data checking
Called back - in response to a message on my answerphone (after checking number here first) - turned out to be a routine check of contact data held by pension company - who have my address, email (work and home), telephone (mobile, landline wk & home). It appears to be another example of bad practice by financial institutions - assisting financial fraud on potentially vulnerable people by encouraging them to provide personal and security related data to third parties. A proper way for pension provider to approach this would be to send a letter requesting corroboration of said data - and inform that if unanswered XYZ would make contact - then only invoke search for non responders.
  
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October 6th 2016 11:33     
Brendon Hogan      
Target prevents ID Fraud
In case you missed this post:- Target Professional Services (UK) Ltd Target Professional Services (UK) Ltd is a Data Verification Company. We have endeavoured to make our website as informative as possible and are very happy to receive telephone or email enquiries regarding our role in ensuring our clients can communicate with their members and investors securely and with confidence that the contact details they hold are indeed up-to-date. Target is never in possession of financial details. Target will never ask for bank details. We hope the links to our clients websites and their reciprocal links will be useful. www.targetprofessional.co.uk Thank you Anon. November 4th 2015 10:41 It is the Trustee of the HSBC Bank (UK) Pension Scheme that has engaged Target and not HSBC The pension administrators for the scheme are Towers Watson, now named Willis Towers Watson.
  
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January 11th 2017 16:47     
Jim S      
quite nice people and legit
I suppose someone has to check that one is still alive and was'nt blown up by Guy Fawkes years ago or something - rather difficult job to have being questioned (and then rang back) by skeptical once bitten and twice shy old b*****s like me, whose pension incidentally had somehow disappeared - It was quite a pleasant experience and I enjoyed chatting to two of their ladies.
  
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