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Posts Tagged ‘nuisance calls’

  • Mobile phone

    DMA unveils nuisance caller app

    9th August 2017 • NewsComments (0)

    The DMA has launched TPS Protect, a new app to help consumers avoid nuisance and scam calls. Developed in partnership with First Orion, the app offers an easier way for consumers to avoid unwanted calls, register their mobile number with the Telephone...

  • Receiving a phone call

    ICO warns nuisance callers as Bradford firms fined

    3rd August 2017 • NewsComments (0)

    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has reminded companies making direct marketing calls that people registered with the Telephone Preference Service are “off limits”. The warning came as the ICO issued fines totalling £150,000 to two firms...

  • Reel to reel tape recorder

    Automated call strategy backfires on Media Tactics

    9th March 2017 • NewsComments (0)

    A Hampshire company that made 22 million automated nuisance calls has been given a £270,000 fine by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), one of the largest handed down by the industry watchdog. The ICO traced the calls to Basingstoke-based Road...

  • Crashed car

    House raided as part of illegal data trading probe

    27th February 2017 • NewsComments (0)

    The ICO has raided a house as part of an investigation into the illegal access of customer details from a car repair company. The search warrant was executed on 23 February at a house in the Palmers Green area of London. The ongoing investigation was prompted...

  • Telephone receiver dangling from noose

    ICO claims first TPS-related scalp

    17th January 2017 • NewsComments (0)

    Bognor Regis-based IT Protect has been fined £40,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office for calling people registered with the Telephone Preference Service. This is the first fine for nuisance calls issued by the ICO since it took over management of...

  • prison

    Lock up rogue marketers, says DMA

    8th November 2016 • NewsComments (0)

    The DMA has called for custodial sentences to be made available to punish those that repeatedly breach data protection laws by making illegal nuisance calls. This follows the ICO’s recent announcement that from spring 2017 it will be able to hold rogue...

  • Giles Ward-Best

    Five year behind bars for TPS impostor

    3rd November 2016 • NewsComments (0)

    A rogue marketer, who defrauded hundreds of people and impersonated the Telephone Preference Service, has been sentenced to five years in prison and disqualified from being a director for 10 years, following his conviction for fraud. Giles Ward-Best...

  • Helen Lamprell

    Vodafone gets DMA seal of approval

    22nd September 2016 • NewsComments (0)

    Vodafone UK has become the first telecommunications company to receive the TPS Assured accreditation having passed an extensive audit of its outbound call centres by the DMA. The accreditation means that Vodafone and its partners comply fully with both the...

  • Tin of spam

    Rogue marketers fined £100k

    8th September 2016 • NewsComments (0)

    Two companies have been fined a total of £100,000 by the ICO for bombarding the public with spam texts and nuisance calls. Omega Marketing Services, which sells solar panels and green energy equipment, made 1.6 million calls to people who were registered...

  • ear

    Checkpoint Charlies

    18th May 2016 • NewsComments (0)

    A claims management company that made 17.5 million calls asking people if they had suffered hearing loss at work has been fined £250,000 by the ICO. The nuisance calls were made by Blackburn-based Check Point Claims. People who picked up the phone heard a...