NUISANCE calls – up to 30 a month – are causing concern for Warwickshire residents, particularly the elderly and vulnerable.
A survey has revealed an average of 12 nuisance calls are received by county residents each month, while eight per cent of people receive a staggering 26-30 calls.
More than half have had a nuisance caller repeatedly nag them even when told to stop calling, while 22 per cent have either been scammed over the phone or know someone who has.
One in five have felt pressured into giving money to a charity, while 21 per cent say nuisance calls are the biggest concern for elderly relatives living on their own.
The study, commissioned by CPR Call Blocker, found the most prolific types of nuisance calls are PPI claims and car accident compensation calls.
Kris Hicks from CPR Call Blocker said: “Our survey shows that as a nation, we are still being hounded by unscrupulous call centres, despite politely asking to be taken off databases and being careful about giving out our details in the first place.
“It’s often the most vulnerable people in society who are the most susceptible to being scammed over the phone and our research shows that nuisance calls rank highly on the list of concerns we have for elderly relatives living on their own.”
He said nuisance callers can be combated by adding your details to the Telephone Preference Service, giving out a call-blocking number such as 01111111111 on forms, complaining to Ofcom or installing a a call blocker to your landline.
Visit www.cprcallblocker.com/tips for more information.