cold callers

Cold-calling firm responsible for 100m nuisance calls hit with record fine

Thursday, 11 May 2017 | News

Keurboom Communications Ltd has been fined a record £400,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), after plaguing consumers with 100 million automated calls made over an 18-month period.

Autumn Statement 2016: Government plans to tackle pension scammers

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 | News

The government will publish a consultation looking at ways to tackle pension scams before Christmas, chancellor Philip Hammond announced in his Autumn Statement.

Petition calls for ban on pensions and investment cold calling

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 | News

A petition to ban pension and investment cold-calling is gaining momentum and has won endorsement from former pension minister Steve Webb, who now works as director of policy at Royal London.

Cold callers selling high-risk products should be banned, says charity

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 | News

Cold callers promoting high-risk financial products, should be banned, according to leading debt charity StepChange.

Cold-callers forced out from the shadows

Monday, 16 May 2016 | News

Telemarketers, payment protection insurance (PPI) claims handling companies, and other cold callers are no longer allowed to disguise or hide their phone numbers under new rules brought in today.

True money stories from smart people: Cold-caller revenge

Monday, 14 March 2016 | Article

Jean-Paul Sartre once said: “Hell is other people,” which was pretty prescient of him considering he said it some time before the invention of that truly hellish of human practices: cold calling.

Brits bombarded with 468 nuisance calls and texts each year

Friday, 17 July 2015 | News

The great British public are being bombarded with 468 nuisance calls and text messages per person each year.

Protect yourself from cold calls and texts

Monday, 08 June 2015 | Article

It has become a problem that has blighted the lives of nearly all of us: rushing to pick up a phone call, only to be greeted with a telemarketer or an automated message trying to sell us something - often of a spurious...

Punishment for nuisance calls companies made easier

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 | News

Firms that plague households with nuisance calls and text messages are set to face a crackdown by the government, it will be announced today.

Company bosses should be fined for nuisance calls

Monday, 08 December 2014 | News

The board of directors of companies that bombard people with nuisance calls could be fined £500,000 for distress caused, a government task force has said.