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Over 2 Million Nuisance Calls and Texts Sent to Brits’ Phones Every Day

by Kathy Jones on  January 19, 2014 at 2:29 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Britons get more than 2 million nuisance calls and texts every day as companies continue to send in unwanted alerts on people's mobile phones, government figures reveal.
 Over 2 Million Nuisance Calls and Texts Sent to Brits’ Phones Every Day
Over 2 Million Nuisance Calls and Texts Sent to Brits’ Phones Every Day
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Concern has grown about not only the annoyance caused to consumers but also the potential for distress and financial harm.

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Industry figures show around 30 million Britons received an unwanted communication about Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) alone last year, Sky News reported.

According to Citizens Advice, nine out of 10 people who receive these calls say that they do not trust companies who resort to cold calling.

A debate on the issues surrounding nuisance calls is set to take place in the House of Commons.

MPs will push the Government to take action on the way consent is given and used, getting the industry itself to act responsibly to protect vulnerable consumers.

Source: ANI
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