Ban Cold Call Telesales Call Centres

Marketing companies should be banned from using autodialler systems and from using offshore call centres. I work from home and despite my telephone numbers being registered with the TPS, I sometimes receive several calls a day (usually from call centres in India) from people trying to sell consolidation loans or find out if I have been mis-sold an insurance policy.

Why is this idea important?

Marketing companies should be banned from using autodialler systems and from using offshore call centres. I work from home and despite my telephone numbers being registered with the TPS, I sometimes receive several calls a day (usually from call centres in India) from people trying to sell consolidation loans or find out if I have been mis-sold an insurance policy.

Force Cold Call companies to disclose their sources.

Companies that call your home should be required to disclose to you how and from whom they obtained your number and details. These people that are probably breaking the law in the first place by calling some who is on the Caller Preference list then hide behind data protection by refusing to disclose where they obtained your contact details. They also say you must have ticked a box on some website that said you wished to be contacted, well unless you tell me which site/form/person gave you my details I have no way to knowing that. I am sure many companies are ignoring the contact wishes tick boxes and selling your details on anyway, knowing you have no way to check up on it. Make disclosure of the whole chain from form, through agencies, to cold callers a mandatory disclosure.

Why is this idea important?

Companies that call your home should be required to disclose to you how and from whom they obtained your number and details. These people that are probably breaking the law in the first place by calling some who is on the Caller Preference list then hide behind data protection by refusing to disclose where they obtained your contact details. They also say you must have ticked a box on some website that said you wished to be contacted, well unless you tell me which site/form/person gave you my details I have no way to knowing that. I am sure many companies are ignoring the contact wishes tick boxes and selling your details on anyway, knowing you have no way to check up on it. Make disclosure of the whole chain from form, through agencies, to cold callers a mandatory disclosure.

Stop Junk Mail And Cold Callers

1 JUNK MAIL    This is another waste of money that the householder has to put in the recycling bin each week .

2 COLD CALLERS   Now this really is a pain in the a–e.

    I Don,t expect the government will do anything about these blights on everyday life because of business interests But they would certainly make life better.

Why is this idea important?

1 JUNK MAIL    This is another waste of money that the householder has to put in the recycling bin each week .

2 COLD CALLERS   Now this really is a pain in the a–e.

    I Don,t expect the government will do anything about these blights on everyday life because of business interests But they would certainly make life better.

PUT A STOP TO COLD CALLING AFTER 5pm

I am fed up with being bombarded by coldcallers on my home landline during evenings and at weekends. I resent having my evening meal interrupted either by people trying to sell me something (recently a windows salesman rang me on a Sunday morning!), or what is even more obnoxious, a recorded message telling me about how to wipe out my credit card debt! a) I don't  have a credit card and b) they can't even be bothered to ring me in person and yet  are very happy to disturb MY peace in the privacy of MY home!

We all lead frenetic lives and the down time we spend recuperating in the evenings and at weekends is extremely precious to us all and to family life. Please make it illegal to coldcall after 5pm and at weekends. I run a business myself and I appreciate the marketing value of coldcalling, but there is a time and place for everything. Outside hours, I feel it is at best an infringement of the householder's civil liberties for their private space to be invaded, uninvited, and at worst  is tantamount to harrassment! I am sure that many people will agree. Our free time and  privacy in our own home are sacrasant – come on, let's start defending them! (The same goes for junkmail and spam by the way – please make it harder for these companies to bombard us unless at our request and easier for us to get them to remove us from their database – please make it harder for them to obtain our details in the first place. Let's make data protection work in our favour for a change.)

Why is this idea important?

I am fed up with being bombarded by coldcallers on my home landline during evenings and at weekends. I resent having my evening meal interrupted either by people trying to sell me something (recently a windows salesman rang me on a Sunday morning!), or what is even more obnoxious, a recorded message telling me about how to wipe out my credit card debt! a) I don't  have a credit card and b) they can't even be bothered to ring me in person and yet  are very happy to disturb MY peace in the privacy of MY home!

We all lead frenetic lives and the down time we spend recuperating in the evenings and at weekends is extremely precious to us all and to family life. Please make it illegal to coldcall after 5pm and at weekends. I run a business myself and I appreciate the marketing value of coldcalling, but there is a time and place for everything. Outside hours, I feel it is at best an infringement of the householder's civil liberties for their private space to be invaded, uninvited, and at worst  is tantamount to harrassment! I am sure that many people will agree. Our free time and  privacy in our own home are sacrasant – come on, let's start defending them! (The same goes for junkmail and spam by the way – please make it harder for these companies to bombard us unless at our request and easier for us to get them to remove us from their database – please make it harder for them to obtain our details in the first place. Let's make data protection work in our favour for a change.)

Make it illegal to cold call your telephone

My telephone number is ex-directory,  I have registered to opt out of telemarketing using the TPS telephone preference service.   Companies get around this by 'randomly selecting numbers from a computer' to call me at ridiculous times of the night.  Even when I tell them I am not interested and to stop calling me.  There are plenty of websites on the internet to track down the serial offenders (type in 'British Gas cold calling' into a search engine and you'll see who they are and how they work.   I propose that you make it illegal to make an unsolicited call for the purposes of selling a product with stiffer penalties if they call after 8pm in the evening.   This would mean that inadvertent wrong-numbers would not fall foul of the law, but it would make telemarketing companies think twice.

Why is this idea important?

My telephone number is ex-directory,  I have registered to opt out of telemarketing using the TPS telephone preference service.   Companies get around this by 'randomly selecting numbers from a computer' to call me at ridiculous times of the night.  Even when I tell them I am not interested and to stop calling me.  There are plenty of websites on the internet to track down the serial offenders (type in 'British Gas cold calling' into a search engine and you'll see who they are and how they work.   I propose that you make it illegal to make an unsolicited call for the purposes of selling a product with stiffer penalties if they call after 8pm in the evening.   This would mean that inadvertent wrong-numbers would not fall foul of the law, but it would make telemarketing companies think twice.

‘Phone number withheld’ legislation

Please make it illegal for any caller to withhold their phone number; especially marketing and cold calling messages. 99% of the 'number withheld' calls I receive [and cannot access by 1471] are marketing or selling a product. 

Why is this idea important?

Please make it illegal for any caller to withhold their phone number; especially marketing and cold calling messages. 99% of the 'number withheld' calls I receive [and cannot access by 1471] are marketing or selling a product.