How to avoid cold calls
Register with the Telephone Preference Service
Register your number with the Telephone Preference Service.
Avoid Comparison Websites
Don’t provide your details on comparison websites. They are notorious for selling information in an almost unprecedented fashion. See an interesting article on the This Is Money website.
Avoid making your contact information public on social networking websites
It’s a proven fact that many spammers search social networking websites for data to build up their spam lists. Emails, phone numbers, names and addresses are all used by spammers. We've created fake social network website accounts to see just how bad it can be and it was unbelievable the amount of spam we received by email, text and cold calls.
Go Ex Directory
You’d be surprised (or not) that many cold calling companies still utilise phone directories for a source of calling data. A recent article on the BBC website highlighted a company by the name of Central Claims Group doing just that: www.bbc.co.uk/news/