Many households are still being pestered by unwanted telephone calls from organisations with offers and information that you do not wish to receive.
Since Government legislation was introduced in 1999 it has been unlawful to make direct marketing calls to individuals who have indicated that they do not want to receive such calls.
You can prevent future unwanted calls by registering with a central service, The Telephone Preference Service, to stop all such calls. You can do this in 3 ways:-
- The fastest way you can register is on the TPS website at www.tpsonline.org.uk and by clicking on the link to register you can also get up to date useful information regarding TPS on the website.
- You can call the registration line 0845 070 0707 (local call rate). You will be asked to record the telephone number you wish to register and the system will then confirm the registration.
- You can write to The Telephone Preference Service Ltd., DMA House, 70, Margaret Street, London, W1W 8SS.
It will take up to 28 days for your registration to take effect.
Registering with the Telephone Preference Service will not stop all calls from market research organisations. If you also wish to stop these calls or any other non direct marketing calls, you will need to contact each company directly.
Registration with the TPS is FREE.