NUISANCE CALL CLAMPDOWN
A new £50,000 fund that will install call-blocking technology for those most at risk from nuisance calls has been welcomed by local MSP Angela Constance.
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. Stats have shown that Scotland is disproportionately affected by nuisance calls.
Angela Constance said:“This new £50,000 fund is great news for people across West Lothian – with Scotland disproportionately affected by this issue. Nuisance calls are irritating for many people – and we need to be vigilant as they can be scams and leave people 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.”