Anti-cold call firm fined for cold calling
According to the papers recently, a company that specialises in stopping nuisance phone calls has been fined £50,000 for making them.
Point One marketing, which trades as Stop These Calls*, was condemned for operating in a 'bullying' manner.
The Bournemouth[-based firm was selling a call blocking device and a service that removes people from a cold-call database. But the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) foound it promoted its services through aggressive cold-calling.
The ICO received hundreds of complaints about Stop These Calls including that staff shouted at people who asked not to be contacted again, and made threatening calls. The official way to prevent cold calling is through the free Telephone Preference Service.