IT SIMPLY DOESN'T RING TRUE
MORE than 180,000 people in Gloucestershire have signed up to prevent cold calls, according to new figures. I hope they have better luck than we do! The Telephone Preference Service is a central op-out register where people can register their wish not to receive unsolicited sales and marketing telephone calls. Yet despite being registered, Kirby Towers receives several calls a day, usually from someone who is 'not selling anything, only conducting a survey', which is code for 'I'm after your bank details'.
The biggest problem is that the TPS only applies to calls originating in the UK. If the call comes from any other country, there's no way of stopping it.