The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a Manchester company with a fine of £45,000 for blighting the public with unwanted marketing calls.
The ICO proposed to issue a fine of £90,000, but after taking into account the company’s financial situation it reduced the fine to £45,000.
Tameside Energy Services Limited describes itself as a company which offers a range of energy efficiency improvements. Between 26 May 2011 and 31 January 2013 the company was found to be responsible for over 1,000 complaints to the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) and the ICO. In one case an 80 year old lady decided to complain after continuing to receive calls despite informing the company on 20 separate occasions that they must stop.