British Gas, E.ON and ScottishPower customers urged to watch out for new energy scams

However, email is not the only tactic being used by fraudsters, and there is an alert for Scottish Power customers to be aware.

Twitter user @rozwood1970 highlighted what appears to be a scam when she wrote: “Do you use this number when trying to arrange smart meter installations – 0141 846 5583? I have been called several times per day since June.”

Scottish Power responded stating it is not a number the company uses, and therefore people should be vigilant regarding the matter.

The number quoted by the Twitter user has surfaced over 4,000 times on a scam reporting website, with disgruntled Britons warning others.

One person wrote: “Called me twice today. Thankfully my phone automatically blocked it and it came up as potential fraud.”