BT is now launching a new service for its customers which it says could block up to 30 million such nuisance calls a week.
If something you want to buy is advertised at the wrong price, you may be able to buy it at the lower price.
Bad news if you were hoping to stay safe online: the number of victims of identity theft rose by 57% in the last year, according to fraud prevention service Cifas.
If you receive a missed call on your mobile phone from a number you don’t recognise, think twice before calling it back.
Mobile phone users can send a simple text message to opt out of unsolicited sales and marketing calls from today. The ‘text-to-register’ service, launched by the Telephone Preference Service (TPS1 and Ofcom, enables mobile phone users to add their number to the UK’s official ‘do not call’ database by texting ‘TPS’ and their email address to 85095.
Your smartphone is a highly advanced piece of modern technology, jam-packed with wi-fi, GPS, a brilliant camera, Bluetooth, motion sensors and much, much more.
Many phone handsets now let you see the number of the person calling before you answer. This feature – known as “Caller ID” or “Calling Line Identity” (CLI) – is a handy way of screening the calls you want to answer from the ones you don’t.
What is a live telesales call? If someone rings you trying to sell you something, this is known as a live telesales call.
Malicious, abusive or threatening calls, whether from people you know or from strangers, are a criminal offence. If you receive such a call you should immediately call your phone company and ask for their nuisance or malicious calls team.