Between 14th October 2015 and 31st March 2016 there were 177 complaints received from consumers registered on the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) register equivalent to £338 per complaint.
Ken Macdonald, head of ICO Regions, said:
Omega Marketing Services Ltd had no right to make these calls and, in doing so, they caused frustration, anger and upset.
That’s why we took action. And the people they were calling took action too – they took the time and trouble to complain and it makes a difference. It helps us identify patterns, trace hidden numbers and build up a case against rogue firms.
Ultimately, when people complain, we have a better chance of tracking down the rogue companies and stopping the nuisance.
Omega Marketing Services Ltd Monetary Penalty Notice as issued by the ICO
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