Nuisance and scam calls as bad a problem as ever BBC One’s Watchdog suggests

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Nuisance and scam calls as bad a problem as ever BBC One’s Watchdog suggests

New research has revealed that nuisance and scam calls are still a problem with two out of three people who have signed up to the Telephone Preference Service, a service aimed at taking members of the public off nuisance caller registers, still receiving nuisance calls.

The research by BBC One’s Watchdog suggests that nuisance and scam calls pose as big a threat as ever to people in Kent as it revealed that 58 per cent of people who have signed up to the service said it doesn’t work for them.

Of those 58 per cent just 12 per cent have had call blocker systems installed in their homes, despite 83 per cent of those with call blockers saying the device had worked to eradicate unwanted calls.

Kris Hicks, head of marketing for CPR Call Blocker, said: “Scam and nuisance callers are a persistent problem for people in the Kent area and it’s often the case that those most vulnerable are the ones who are targeted and fall victim to these telephone scams.”

A survey by Which? in 2013 found that the Telephone Preference Service only cuts out around a third of nuisance calls. Such evidence suggests that even though many people have taken the first steps towards freeing from themselves such calls, they are still being harassed.

In a recent survey, carried out by CPR Call Blocker, it was found that the most common types of scams were, virus hoax calls, PPI refunds, prize scams, bank account problems and noise rebates.

For more information call 0800 652 7780 or visit www.cprcallblocker.com

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