“Listen carefully to the following information. Due to a recent change in government legislation, debts over £5,000 may be . . . ” Dial 1471 to hear “You were called today at 16.36 hours. We do not have the caller’s number.”
Oh yes you do BT. You are participating in this scam by allowing your network to be used for the purpose of nuisance calls or worse. It’s time you put a stop to this. Do others feel the same way?
A member of Rye News told me that I should look at the Ofcom website which has guidance on dealing with nuisance or malicious calls or texts. Options include registering your telephone with the telephone preference service and contacting your phone company’s nuisance call team. So I went online and find – ‘eureka!’ – that I’m already registered for the service. I tick a box that invites me to register a complaint. A recorded message asks me to confirm the usual details and then says:”Finally, enter your full telephone number with code and press the star button”. Resignedly, I do it all again and press the star button. That voice returns: “And finally, enter your full telephone number with code and press the star button”. I do. Same result. I give up!