© 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.
Please type this into your email programme:
3rd Feb 2016 I have received notification from the Staines County Court of the court case that I won on 20th January, The firm of solicitors that instigating my being cold called has been ordered to pay £525 for the debt and costs of £684.80, totalling £1,209;80. The judge was satisified that the firm of solicitors was the instigator, despite the solicitors trying to hide behind the normal chain of cold calling companies designed to obfuscate.
Audio of a cold call from today:
A Cllr Baxter has written to me to ask me to promote a petition against cold calling that he has set up at https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/111415. I would like the politicos to make it more simple to sue people!