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Which? urges govt action over nuisance calls

Wednesday 25 May 2016 | 14:05 CET | News
UK consumer group Which? is calling on the government to take more action against cold callers after new research revealed that of people receive an average of 26 nuisance calls a month. Which? and call blocking provider trueCall analysed over seven million calls made to 4,000 trueCall customers over a 3-year period. It shows that for some people registered with a call blocking service the problem of nuisance calls has got worse over the last three years, not better. During this period, trueCall customers received an average of 26 unwanted calls a month.

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