Reply to post: Re: 60 calls a person

Brit regulator pats self on back over nuisance call reduction: It's just 4 billion now!

Charlie Clark Silver badge

Re: 60 calls a person

My mum was getting loads of nuisance calls. The number has signficantly dropped since she went on TPS but she still gets a few. The thing is: you shouldn't have to register with TPS not to receive nuisance calls.

The biggest problem with the fines is enforceability. But the regulator has much better tools available for enforcement. The telephone network is, at the end of the day, a pay to play network. Networks that consistently allow scammers to call UK numbers can be blocked completely which means they have an incentive to clamp down themselves. Seems to work okay in other countries.

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