© Richard Herman 2012, 2013, 2014


There are other websites that tell you how to stop being called. However, they all depend upon other organisations such as the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) who from the media do not seem to be taking much action. You can log numbers onto some websites, or complain to Which or other portals, but nobody acts against the company that actually called you. As far as I know, I am the first person to try to stop cold calls by saying that I would charge companies £10 per minute if I was phoned again, and, from August 2013, by writing to them asking for damages. Through this website I have tried to help other people to do what I have done, and not to be victimised by the cold callers. You can act if you want to.


I have claimed £10,000 twice from firms of solicitors, and have claimed £4000 from another, and have £20,000 of claims pending. The handy thing about claiming for damages is that I do not have to wait for the firm  to call me back again, once I can find out who is behind the cold calls, I can write to them claiming, typically, £10,000.

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Earlier this month, on 3rd April 2014, I  was interviewed by Jonathan Cowap on Radio York. As came up in the interview, if you would like to try to do what I have done in claiming money for damages for having been cold called, please email (address at the bottom of this page) to let me know. As claiming for damages takes a lot of detailed letter writing, perhaps half a day or a day and a half, it will take me (and I am just an ordinary guy doing this in my spare time) quite a long time to write a guide for how to do it, so I am trying to gauge how many people would be bothered to what I have done. So do please let me know. Certainly though, to get thousands of pounds for a day’s work is a good use of time, and really means that we can turn the tables. I have heard that in Israel cold calling has died out, as it is easy for people to claim damages from  the cold callers. If enough of us in the UK can do this, then it would make the economics of cold calling collapse.

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