Nuisance Call

Nuisance Call

An unsolicited, unwanted phone call. Nuisance calls include cold calls from telemarketers, prank calls and even threatening calls. The latter two may be illegal depending on the jurisdiction. One may opt out of nuisance calls from telemarketers and others by placing his/her number on a do-not-call list.
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A WATCHDOG has called for tougher action against so-called nuisance call number spoofing, warning that their increasing use was undermining the UK's caller ID system.
There was no day during that near 11-month period that the Force did not receive at least one nuisance call - on one day alone, January 23, 2010 the force received 10 hoaxes.
The Sonus Voice Portal manages the preferences for a wide variety of residential services delivered by the Sonus ASX(TM) Call Management Server such as speed dialing, call forwarding, three way calling, and nuisance call blocking.
Ever since I put it into my system, this was over ten years ago, I have not received one single cold call/ nuisance call at all.
Of 15,642 nuisance call and text complaints made to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in November 2014, 2,377 of them were about solar panels and 1,830 about payment protection insurance (PPI).
More than 15,642 nuisance call and text complaints were made to the ICO in November.
I'm going to the police station they've nicked me for a nuisance call, but I'm bringing charges against Coventry City for crimes against humanity and football
A COMMUNICATION provider is taking a stand for consumers to help protect their privacy after the West Midlands was named nuisance call capital of the UK.
The new model also includes nuisance call blocking functionality to minimise the time wasted from unwanted calls.
Speak up Don't waste time entertaining a nuisance call.
A survey carried out by Ofcom earlier this year found four in five adults said they had received a nuisance call in the last month and that more than half received several a month.
The bugbear ranked above queue jumpers, noisy neighbours and rude commuters as the biggest nuisance; with almost three quarters of people (74 per cent) agreeing that getting a nuisance call was the most annoying thing to happen to them.