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Jackie wages war on nuisance callers
7:00am Saturday 9th March 2013 in News
THURROCK MP Jackie Doyle-Price took part in a debate on nuisance phone calls in Westminster.
The debate revolved around companies cold-calling potential customers to sell products, insurance or encourage people to make compensation claims.
Ms Doyle-Price said: “Many of these nuisance calls are generated overseas, which means the firms taking advantage of the information the calls produce are deliberately getting round the regulatory system here.
“I should like to see more naming and shaming, because significant High Street names are engaging in some of these abuses.
“We have seen how prevalent daily hounding is by text, e-mail and telephone.
“It is the most vulnerable people – people at home and not working – who are being plagued the most by this menace. Let us call it what it is – harassment.
“We have all had enough of such attacks on our privacy, and we must engage with the industry. Consumers do not deserve this.”