Nuisance calls debate

The Vale of Glamorgan MP Alun Cairns has called a debate on the problem of nuisance calls. Ofcom research says that 71% of people got a live marketing call during a six-month period last year.

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Ofcom figures reveal number of 'nuisance' calls

Recent research by Ofcom shows that, during a six-month period in 2012:

  • Almost half of all adults (47%) with a landline experienced a silent call
  • Almost three quarters (71%) of landline customers said they received a live marketing call
  • 63% said they received a recorded marketing message.

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