pre recorded sales calls
Ofcom
33 Votes
Created by FromMyPad
Can we stop these rediculous pre recorded message calls please. It's a step too far. We dont want to be bothered at home at all, but if the firm cant even be bothered to have a real person make the call... for heaven's sake!
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EJ2013
And here's some useful information on how to prevent Nuisance Calls that should help:
Register your phone number with the Telephone Preference Service (free)
http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/number_type.html

Ofcom's guide to preventing Nuisance Calls:
http://consumers.ofcom.org.uk/tell-us/telecoms/privacy/
11 months ago
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EJ2013
Grumble has identified that the Which Consumer Group are getting on fantastically with a similar campaign called Calling Time which we are now backing. So, if you want to get involved, here are the details:
http://www.which.co.uk/news/2013/03/calling-time-on-nuisance-calls-and-texts-314056/
11 months ago
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EJ2013
Applegrumble - I like your idea!
11 months ago
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Fluff
These calls make my blood boil! Let's get them stopped.
11 months ago
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bobpringle
You cant have any fun with pre recorded sales calls. Human beings are much better. I normally say "Hold on. Kettles just boiling" Go back to phone every 15 minutes to see if they are still there. Quite often they are. Another good one is to blow a whistle down the phone. I use the "Loudest whistle in the World" available from shavenraspberry.com
11 months ago
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applegrumble
We have registered with the TPS which seems to have sorted out some of the calls but not the pre recorded and / or overseas calls. It does drive me up the wall! How about a system where you opt in to receive them and the default option is you are automatically opted out. I wonder how many would opt in? I would definitely opt in to the opt out option! Make any sense?
11 months ago
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Squibbles
What makes it worse is even if you get through to a real person and you tell them to remove you from the calling list they still call you!! And it is always just as you are about to eat dinner!
12 months ago