Nui­sance call firm hit with £350k fine

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A COM­PANY who made a record 146mil­lion il­le­gal nui­sance calls in just four months have been fined £350,000 by watch­dogs.

Your Money Rights bom­barded vic­tims with au­to­mated calls about PPI which left them feel­ing ha­rassed and threat­ened, the In­for­ma­tion Com­mis­sioner’s Of­fice said.

The Wales-based busi­ness broke the law be­cause they did not have the con­sent of the peo­ple they were call­ing and failed to in­clude the firm’s name and con­tact de­tails in their recorded mes­sages.

Steve Eck­er­s­ley, ICO head of en­force­ment, said: “We’re crack­ing down on il­le­gal au­to­mated calls on be­half of the Bri­tish public.

“They are a blight on so­ci­ety that dis­re­gards peo­ple’s right to have their wish for peace and quiet in their own home re­spected.”

CRACK­DOWN Eck­er­s­ley

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