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Do you remember those halcyon days of double glazing salesmen, call calling you at all times of the day? It was mainly landlines then and an easy job to left foot them, if you had a sense of humour. I would very often reply, "Just give me a few moments, I have some fish fingers under the grill", before just putting the phone on the table for 20 minutes or so. They usually had gone by the time I eventually bothered to return.
I would engage some of the more interesting ones, by apologising that I did not have any windows. When asked, "How is that possible?", I would reply that "I lived in a bunker". That usually saw them off, apart from one enterprising chap I remember, who asked "How are you for soffits and bargeboards then? Nice one. He probably went far, maybe selling BAE weapons to puppet regimes by now.
The nuisance call persists however, now following us on our ubiquitous mobile phones. Most of us have no-doubt signed up to the mail preference service for landlanes (http://www.mpsonline.org.uk/mpsr/ ). Until a few days ago, I did not know there was an equivalent for mobiles.
Its estimated that only 3% of people have opted out of unsolicited mobile calls. There is a new "text to register" service that has been launched to end a lot of the nuisance calls. This adds your number to the 'Do not call' database, held by the Telephone Preference service (TPS). Just text 'TPS ' followed by your email address, to register. A text reply should confirm you have successfully been added.
More details on the new OfCom announcement here http://media.ofcom.org.uk/news/2016/tps-text-to-register-service/
Get yourself, family, friends and staff colleagues aware of this and let's reduce some of those nuisance calls.
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