NUI­SANCE CALL CLAMPDOWN

West Lothian Courier - - District News -

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.”

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