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
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.