To: Ofcom

End This Endless Telephone Marketing.

End This Endless Telephone Marketing.

STOP unwanted telephone sales & marketing calls!
Give Ofcom powers to heavily fine British companies using unsolicited telemarketing, especially for citizens registered with the Telephone Preference Service.

Why is this important?

The Telephone Preference Service (TPS) is a UK register of domestic telephone numbers whose users have indicated that they do not wish to receive sales and marketing telephone calls. Registration is free of charge.

The TPS has no powers of enforcement, and a 2013 survey by Which? found that people registered on the TPS list received twice as many marketing calls as those not on the list.

Many of these calls are sent from auto-dialing centres, which dial numerous numbers at once and if one line is answered anyone else answering the call a few seconds later get the dreaded "silent call" which can lead to great anxiety to vunerable people.

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Reasons for signing

  • This should not only go for telemarketeers, but sms messaging as well. we're bombarded with this s#!t for too long.
  • Personally I'd go for banning telesales altogether. Its the one form of advertising you can't chose to avoid.
  • Sick to death of unwanted calls, often at the most inconvenient time.

Updates

2017-05-03 23:27:50 +0100

50 signatures reached

2015-03-01 22:41:07 +0000

25 signatures reached

2014-11-23 13:03:49 +0000

10 signatures reached