A PETITION against nuisance calls organised by Which magazine has collected over 316,000 signatures.
In February this year, the Government announced that people plagued by nuisance calls and texts would benefit from changes to the law. The Government said that they would make it easier for those firms responsible to be hit with fines of up to £500,000.
Kate Shaw signed the petition against cold calls. Kate, of Stretford, told Quays News that she has stopped answering her house phone.
Kate said: “Even though my number is ex directory, I get inundated with these calls and they are a gross invasion of privacy”
Which magazine sympathise with Kate’s predicament and have called for a change in the rules so that senior executives can be held to account for the actions of their company.
They said “despite these fines and businesses taking action there are still too many unwanted calls and texts”
Which have also advised that residents can opt out of some marketing calls by registering with the Telephone Preference Service, who can be found at http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/index.html.
By: Anthony Murphy