MP backs new tool in nuisance call fight

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The MP for Angus is urging his constituents to take advantage of a new online tool which will help in the battle against nuisance calls.

Mike Weir MP believes the new tool, launched by Which?, will be invaluable in revealing the scale of the problem and has backed a private members bill aimed at tackling the issue.

He said: “In order to tackle the scourge of nuisance calls it is vital that they be reported. Which? research, however, shows that only around 17 per cent of consumers officially complain. This does not reflect the true scale of the problem since all of us receive numerous such calls each week, whether we are registered with the Telephone Preference Service or not.”

“The online tool makes it easy for those who receive the calls to complain by taking them direct to the relevant regulator’s complaint form in a matter of seconds. This will ensure that government and regulators understand the true scale of the problem.”

“The law already provides for large fines for those breaking the rules but for this to be done it is vital that complaints are made so that those who break the rules can be traced and dealt with.”