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

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Re: Scary recent exchange

"It makes you wonder what the success/hit rate is on TPS registered numbers. By definition, people registered with TPS don't want sales calls so I'd have thought are extremely unlikely to result in a positive lead and therefore a waste of their time to call in the first place"

Hypothetical: your gran has Alzheimers. Do you put her on the TPS list, or not? How many people do you think make that choice?

There are probably a lot of people who are on that list because they, or their carers, know they're vulnerable. And so, the scammers know that the TPS list probably has a higher proportion of vulnerable adults on it than the general pool of phone numbers.

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