A quick heads up. I left the service last month and am eagerly awaiting 36 years worth of gratuity wad. Perhaps coincidentally, but hopefully not as the result of an information leak, I have been contacted by one of these boiler room scam outfits. Luckily, having been around for more than a dog watch, I did not fall for it. Scenario: Call on the mobile [Blocked number] - "Hallo [my forename], I'm Peter and I am calling you on behalf of [garbled and unmemorable] brokers and would like to discuss an exciting offer with you. Before I go on can I just verify that you are [my full name], home adress [my correct address], phone number [the one he is calling me on] and email address [correct email address]? Me - how did you get these details? Sheister - It's from a third party. You did consent to be contacted by other businesses He then launches in to his shpiel. I shan't go through the whole thing, but they are very well trained and know exactly what psychological buttons to press, mostly bigging you up as a smart person who is savvy with money and can spot a good opportunity when you see it, lots of chummy banter. Long story short - a polite decline is the best way of dealing with them. Also, whenever I give my details to a legitimate web-based outfit for something one-off, e.g. hotel wifi, I give a made-up but valid email address which is not mine. Weather eye out, chaps.