Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

I AM sure there must have been many letters writ­ten in the past about nui­sance calls.

How­ever, it seems the prob­lem is get­ting worse.

Many of the calls are more an­noy­ing, es­pe­cially when the per­son call­ing does not bother to an­swer but just hangs up.

Then you get a caller from an over­seas tele­cen­tre who you can­not un­der­stand.

The latest was a call from some­one in the Philip­pines try­ing to sell me so­lar pan­els.

If I wanted so­lar pan­els, I am sure I would not buy them from an over­seas com­pany.

This could be the latest scam to get your bank de­tails.

There does not seem to be any im­me­di­ate so­lu­tion to the prob­lem.

In the past, I have paid to leave my de­tails out of the phone book, but I still got the calls. Next, I got a silent num­ber by chang­ing my phone num­ber, but that did not work ei­ther.

It is time that the phone com­pa­nies did some­thing about this prob­lem. How­ever, do not hold your breath, as they are prob­a­bly mak­ing money from these calls. FRANK GRANGER, Ap­ple­cross.

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