Nuisance calls cut off with new technology
A new £50,000 fund that will install call-blocking technology for those most at risk from nuisance calls has been welcomed by Roseanna Cunningham MSP.
The fund forms a key part of the Scottish Government’s Nuisance Calls Action Plan, which will raise awareness of the issue of scam and nuisance calls and empower people to protect themselves from scams.
Statistics have shown that Scotland is disproportionately affected by nuisance calls.
Ms Cunningham said: “This new £50,000 fund is great news for people across Perth and Kinross.
“Nuisance calls are irritating for many people - and we need to be vigilant as they can be scams and leave people seriously out of pocket as they target the elderly and vulnerable.
“This fund will ensure those most at risk from these calls can get the protection they need and call-blocking technology can be installed.
“This is part of our wider strategy to support people across Perth and Kinross who might be affected by these calls - with the Scottish Government’s Nuisance Calls Action Plan which will raise awareness and empower people to protect themselves.
“Despite SNP success at Westminster on this issue, there is still much to be done.
“And the power to regulate lies with the UK government.
“However, it is positive to see the Scottish Government taking action where it can, and we’ll continue to press the UK government to take greater action to reduce nuisance calls in Perth and Kinross and also beyond.”