© 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. With the “power of crowds” , if enough of us team together and take action, we might be able to make it uneconomic for cold calling to take place, so that we could all have peace and quiet in our homes.
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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2nd Nov 2015 It was a good programme. Shows how the cold callers ignore the law. Embarrassing to the authorities I should think. Watch out for the gadget advertised during the break - if companies withhold their caller I D how can it work.. Also see the blog below..
23rd Oct 2015 The Channel 4 programme ‘Dispatches’ at 8pm on Monday 26th Oct will deal with cold calling, and I am interviewed on it.
22nd Sept 2015 The level of cold calls keeps up, but success in claiming money from the cold callers, see the blog below for today.