Fight back against nui­sance phone calls

Argyllshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

AR­GYLL and Bute Cit­i­zens Ad­vice Bureau (CAB) has launched a cam­paign to urge res­i­dents to re­port nui­sance calls.

Re­search has shown that nine out of 10 Scots re­ceive at least one nui­sance call per month - more than any­where else in Europe.

The Scot­tish CAB ser­vice has joined forces with online re­viewer Which? to high­light steps that can be taken to avoid nui­sance calls.

Gil­lian McInnes, man­ager of Ar­gyll and Bute CAB, said: ‘Nui­sance calls are far too com­mon to­day and af­fect huge num­bers of peo­ple.

‘One of our roles is to pro­tect peo­ple’s rights as con­sumers and one of those rights is that you don’t need to put up with calls that you don’t want.

‘Nui­sance calls in­clude any kind of un­wanted sales or mar­ket­ing calls. Peo­ple find these ir­ri­tat­ing or even dis­tress­ing.’

Tips to avoid nui­sance calls in­clude reg­is­ter­ing with the Tele­phone Pref­er­ence ser­vice (TPS) and talk­ing to the phone provider.

More in­for­ma­tion is avail­able on cit­i­zen­sad­vice.org.uk/scot­land/con­sumer/phone-internet-down­loads-or-tv/stop-get­ting-nui­sance­calls-and-texts/

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