I keep getting calls from a company calling themselves Trading Solutions - it's been going on for the last 8/9 months and can be up to 12 calls a day. They often call from a London number so I ended up blocking all 0200 numbers which is not ideal but I got a month's peace. However, now they've started calling from mobile numbers. Every time I ask to be removed from their list, every time they tell me they will, but still I get the calls. I tried googling the company to report them but I can't find anything except other people with the same problem.
Ignoring calls from numbers I don't recognise isn't an option, in case it's something I need to deal with - e.g. family emergency etc.
I've had the same number for 10+ years so don't want to change it but I'm feeling like I'm left with no other way.
I would write (via email) and send all the numbers - and obviously say why - to the office of the Information Commissioner. And sign up with the Telephone Preference Service if you handy already.
They sounds like absolute bloody nuisances. I've no patience with it these days. I've turned off the ringer on my landline and very few people know my mobile number - just friends, family and necessary contacts. I use email and social media for business mostly anyway.
Thing is, if you’re answering the calls, all you’re doing is confirming that you’re a ‘live’ number. I’m afraid no amount of pleading with them is going to stop them calling you. If someone is calling with a genuine emergency, they’ll leave a message. You can let the phone ring and listen back straightaway to any message, rather than jumping to answer, presumably? It’s important to remember that these scammers don’t operate by normal rules!
I'd change your number. It's a hassle in the short term but think of the peace in the longer term.
If ever you get these calls don't engage with them at all. They're scammers, they're not going to care about whether they're breaching ICO guidelines, so asking them to remove your data achieves nothing, but it does tell them that there's someone there and you're open to conversation. If you do this your details get passed around as you're seen as a likely target.