Cold calls still enraging loads of us
“Briiing briiing! Hello, who is this? Hello? HELLO? Why won’t you speak to me? Gaaaaaaaahhhhhh!”
That’s the type of mini-breakdown that many of us suffer from every day thanks to cold calls to our beloved telephonular systems, with ‘silent calls’ the most annoying of all. A new study by consumer champions Which! has revealed that Britons receive an average of six cold calls every month, with 32% of them being silent calls.
Which! say that 75% of those surveyed want such calls banned and that 60% hung up on cold callers right from the outset.
If you’re sick and tired of cold calls infiltrating your telephonular system, you could do a lot worse than register with the Telephone Preference Service. You can also find out just who is responsible for silent calls at Who Calls Me?
Ceri Stanaway of Which! also said: “Reputable businesses should stop making sales calls to you if you ask to be removed from their contact database, but if that doesn't work you should report the company to the information commissioner's office or Ofcom. Scam callers are more difficult to tackle, but start by screening your calls and if you do get a scam call, record as much information as you can – the name of the company and its phone number – and report it to your phone provider or to Consumer Direct."