Stopping Telesales Calls?

We have all had them, telesales calls.
They are annoying to all of us but to an older person they can be a source of anxiety.
Rushing to answer the phone call is also a cause of many falls. But how do you go about stopping telesales calls ?
The Telephone Preference Service (TPS)  is a central opt out register where individuals can register their wish not to receive unsolicited  telesales and marketing telephone calls.
It is a legal requirement that companies do not make such calls to numbers registered on the TPS. They cannot however stop calls from overseas or those generated by computers.

Who can register?

Any individual including domestic users at their home address, sole traders and partnerships (, except in Scotland,)

How long does it take to become effective?

Once a number has been registered it will become effective in 28 days.

Is there any charge for registering?

No, it’s free to register on the TPS.

Who pays for TPS?

No money is received from the Government to run the Service, the direct marketing industry pays for it.

Do I need to renew my subscription with the TPS?

No, the service is intended for live telephone numbers. As such, provided your telephone number remains active it will remain registered with this free service.

Stop those unwanted sales and marketing calls. It’s a free service and only takes a minute.
The Telephone number for this service is 08450700707
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Award-winning blogger and former care columnist for Devon Life magazine. I am passionate about helping elderly people and people with dementia live purposeful and independent lives.
Designer of the Dementia Assistance Card and Points Of Light award recipient, Caron hopes to help carers when resources are limited and demand is ever-increasing. I am here to support you.

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