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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BASED company has been fined for making nuisance calls just a week after another was punished for the same offence.
CONSUMER PS600k in fines for nuisance companies FOUR companies behind 44 million spam emails, 15 million nuisance calls and one million spam texts have been fined a total of PS600,000.
Global Banking News-January 8, 2018--Aviva supports move to end nuisance calls
Scottish Government Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, Paul Wheelhouse said: Scotland is disproportionately affected by nuisance calls.
A company registered in the North East that made a record high 146 million illegal nuisance calls in just four months has been fined PS350,000 by a watchdog.
A COMPANY behind almost 100 million nuisance calls has been fined a record PS400,000 by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).
Two of the top five sources of nuisance calls are scams.
But the devices were worse than useless, they often stopped customers' phone and internet connections from working, and when their lines did still work, the blockers failed to stop nuisance calls.
The purge comes as the Information Commissioner in Scotland reported 23,000 complaints this year about nuisance calls and text messages selling energysaving services.
A study reveals that thousands of families get an average 26 unwanted calls a month, four in 10 of which are nuisance calls.
Now a new study by CPR Call Blocker had found that the average person in West Yorkshire receives 12 nuisance calls every month.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), the UK's independent body set up to uphold information rights, revealed on Tuesday that it has warned marketing companies who make nuisance calls that it plans to impose further penalties in 2016