Fight back against nuisance phone calls
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/