Company fined for making millions of PPI nuisance calls

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A Welsh company has been fined £350,000 for making millions of nuisance calls about PPI.

Carmarthenshire-based Your Money Rights Ltd made 146 million calls over a four-month period - said to be a record high.

The Information Commissioner's Office, the public body that ordered the fine, said people were left feeling "harassed and threatened" by the persistent calls.

Firms can only make automated marketing calls to people if they have their specific consent. Your Money Rights did not have consent, so was in breach of the law.

The calls also broke the rules by not including the company’s name and contact details in the recorded message.

Following the ICO’s investigation, the directors of Your Money Rights Ltd, which is based in Ammanford, are seeking to dissolve the company.

The ICO said it is committed to recovering the fine and will work with insolvency practitioners and the liquidator if the company moves to insolvency.