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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Scam and nuisance calls can cause untold distress and damage for people made vulnerable by their circumstances.
The Information Commisioner's Office swooped on a tele-marketing business in the city after a yearlong investigation into live and automated nuisance calls.
"We offer all BT customers the free BT Call Protect service, which helps prevent unwanted nuisance calls. This includes a blacklist of nuisance callers, which customers can add to."
"We are determined to stamp this menace out and this new law is the latest in a series of measures to rid society of the plague of nuisance calls."13 new laws and rules coming into force in 2019 and how they will affect you
The solution gathers feedback from the public about high-risk (scam/fraudulent) and nuisance calls and enables legitimate businesses to dispute the tagging of their phone numbers to help ensure outbound calls are verified, labeled correctly and get through to their customers.
NEW measures to end the blight of nuisance calls have come into force.
"This is a big boost for the Information Commissioner's Office and will help them crack down on the cold call sharks."Andy Curry, enforcement group manager at the ICO, said: "Millions of nuisance calls, texts and emails are made every year in the UK and can cause real distress to people."
I am grateful to theTrading Standards team at Stirling Council for joining me recently in Bridge of Allan for the latest in a series of surgeries I have held across the constituency offering advice to people being targeted by nuisance calls. I know that nuisance calls often target the elderly and vulnerable and have the potential to be very harmful, causing anxiety and distress.
THE bosses of companies that make nuisance calls could be fined up to PS500,000 under proposals to make them personally liable for breaking the law.
Bosses may be made personally liable for fines of up to PS500,000 if guilty of nuisance calls, it was announced.
So it's been welcome to see my colleague Patricia Gibson campaigning on this issue since 2016, bringing forward a Bill at Westminster to pressure the Tory Government into measures that would help end nuisance calls.
Global Banking News-January 8, 2018--Aviva supports move to end nuisance calls