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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She has been dialling 1471 after each nuisance call and then calling BT Call Protect on 1572 to block the number.
Andy Curry, head of the ICO's nuisance call enforcement team, said: "We welcome this amendment to the law, which will increase the tools we have to protect the public.
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.
ALMOST three-quarters of people were on the receiving end of a nuisance call in the last month, a survey has suggested.
shows as many as 81 per cent Scots regularly receive a nuisance call on their landline, which is why last year I attended an event in the Scottish Parliament to show my support for their campaign to put an end to such calls.
Sales reps at his company Telecom Protection Service Limited flogged nearly 10,000 supposed nuisance call blocker devices for PS99.
These fines include PS295,000 for companies offering call blocking or nuisance call prevention services.
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 1.3million text messages was fined GBP80,000 fine; a solar panels company was fined [pounds sterling]200,000 fine for making six million nuisance calls; and a pharmacy company that sold customer details to postal marketing companies was fined GBP130,000.
Andy Curry, who heads up the nuisance call enforcement team at the Information Commissioners Office, said:
Half of us will have received a nuisance call within the last month and many people are being contacted daily.
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 1.3million text messages, a PS200,000 fine to a solar panels company that made six million nuisance calls and a PS130,000 fine to a pharmacy company that was selling customer details to postal marketing companies.
Direct Assist Ltd, Point One Marketing, Cold Call Elimination Ltd, Home Energy & Lifestyle Management Ltd, Nuisance Call Blocker Ltd and Telecom Protection Service Ltd were told to pay a total of PS575,000 for nuisance calls.