Nuisance Call

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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 COMPANY that bombarded households with millions of nuisance calls about hearing loss claims has been fined PS850,000.
PEOPLE in the North East waste more than two working days each year dealing with nuisance calls, texts and emails.
Maurice Tulloch, CEO of Aviva s UK General Insurance business, said: As well as reducing motor premiums, this initiative should also turn down the volume of nuisance calls and texts, fuelled by some unscrupulous claims management companies.
But on their website, they detail how the public can report concerns about practices - including nuisance calls and messages, accessing or re-using any new complaints by ICO.
MOBILE phone owners are being hounded by more nuisance calls than ever with a 30% leap in numbers being blitzed.
A WOMAN with numerous convictions for nuisance calls to the emergency services was engaging with agencies trying to help her, a court heard.
It said the deception had become a "major problem", with Ofcom estimating that as many as two billion nuisance calls were made each year using spoofed numbers.
I TOTALLY agree with Gerry Keighley of Age Cymru that all steps should be taken to prevent nuisance calls to the elderly and vulnerable (Feedback, June 12).
This is my advice about nuisance calls - so-called marketing calls where a real person or automated message tries to sell you something.
However, I did agree with her comment about the number of nuisance calls we get these days.
A boy who complained that his mum was forcinghim to eat his dinnerand another who said he was being called names are just two of the nuisance calls that AbuCeDhabi Police had to deal with last year after children dialled 999.