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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Eight in ten (81%) of people in Scotland received a nuisance call on their landline in the last month, down from nine in ten (91%) who received such a call in 2015.
Sales reps at his company Telecom Protection Service Limited flogged nearly 10,000 supposed nuisance call blocker devices for PS99.
Fines made in 2015 included: GBP295,000 of fines for companies offering call blocking or nuisance call prevention services; a PPI claims firm that sent 1.
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.
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.
These fines include PS295,000 for companies offering call blocking or nuisance call prevention services.
The ICO's powers will be further strengthened when the government introduces a new law allowing it to fine the company directors behind nuisance call firms.
Fines included PS295,000 of fines for companies offering call blocking or nuisance call prevention services, an PS80,000 fine to a PPI claims firm that sent 1.
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.
More than 15,642 nuisance call and text complaints were made to the ICO in November.
Prior to this, only businesses were liable for fines, many of which try to escape paying nuisance call penalties by declaring bankruptcy - only to open up again under a different name.
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.