DIARY: Nuisance caller takes hacks’ names in vain

More news of dirty tricks at City PR firm Financial Dynamics - where staff have been subject to a serious of mysterious late-night calls.

More news of dirty tricks at City PR firm Financial Dynamics - where

staff have been subject to a serious of mysterious late-night calls.



Someone, it seems, has got hold of the home numbers of directors of the

firm - which readers may remember is currently the subject of a DTI

investigation - and has been calling up claiming to be a journalist

writing about the agency.



On one occasion the mystery caller claimed to be a member of the Sunday

Times Insight team. On another, rather bizarrely, he claimed to be

Dominic Mills of Campaign. Other publications being cited include the

International Herald Tribune and the Wall Street Journal.



The calls all follow a similar pattern - usually a message left on a

pager late at night, with a scandalous rumour about one of the agency’s

clients. When the calls are returned, however, they turn out to be

bogus.



FD chief executive Nick Miles is unphased. ‘For us this is nothing more

than a mildly amusing distraction,’ he says. Those journalists whose

names have been used may take a different view. You have been warned.

Please note, that is no excuse for not returing our calls.



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