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Ofcom talks about unwanted calls and messages

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Ofcom has their say on nuisance calls and texts

Ofcom has their say on nuisance calls and texts

Ofcom recently published its guide on protecting yourself from nuisance calls and messages and they asked us for a guest blog to help promote it.

 

As we’re running a campaign on the harm caused by this menace we were more than happy to oblige.

Want to know more? You can get involved in our campaign here.

We’ve all been there – up to our eyes in work, in the middle of making dinner or trying to stop World War III breaking out between the kids, when the phone starts ringing.

But while you might not begrudge rushing to pick up for friends or family, it’s a different story if it turns out to be someone offering you something you don’t want or need.

Unwanted calls and messages come in different shapes and sizes – from telesales to automated messages, spam texts and even silence.

These calls can be a real nuisance, but there are steps you can take to cut down the number you receive.

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#GotTheirNumber – the results so far

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Young man looking at mobile phone

“Who are you and HOW have you got my number?”

When we launched our campaign against nuisance calls and texts we had an inkling that the public found them every bit as annoying as we did.

However it turns out that ‘annoying’ was a bit of an understatement – people of Britain, you HATE unsolicited contact!

We asked you to send your stories of nuisance texts to us so we could build a picture of just how serious the problem is. We were overwhelmed with responses, and here we showcase some of the most striking stories we’ve heard so far…

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Infographic: Who’s got your number?

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Check out our infographic to see how companies get your data

Check out our infographic to see how companies get your data

There aren’t many things more irritating than nuisance calls and texts.

This is especially true when you don’t know how the caller even got your number in the first place.

Contact from PPI firms, fee-charging debt management firms and payday loan lenders are not only annoying but can cause genuine harm.

People dealing with debt are often bombarded by nuisance calls. We wondered why this was.

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