© Richard Herman 2012, 2013, 2014


There are other websites that tell you how to stop being called. However, they all depend upon other organisations such as the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) who from the media do not seem to be taking much action. You can log numbers onto some websites, or complain to Which or other portals, but nobody acts against the company that actually called you. As far as I know, I am the first person to try to stop cold calls by saying that I would charge companies £10 per minute if I was phoned again, and, from August 2013, by writing to them asking for damages. Through this website I have tried to help other people to do what I have done, and not to be victimised by the cold callers. You can act if you want to. With the “power of crowds” , if enough of us team together and take action, we might be able to make it uneconomic for cold calling to take place, so that we could all have peace and quiet in our homes. BTW, this site is named in homage to those very good people at


I have claimed £10,000 twice from firms of solicitors, and have claimed £4000 from another, and have £20,000 of claims pending. The handy thing about claiming for damages is that I do not have to wait for the firm  to call me back again, once I can find out who is behind the cold calls, I can write to them claiming, typically, £10,000.

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3rd December 2014. A reader to the site has told me today that ‘if you look at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website there is an invitation for submissions regarding the current review of the operation of the ICO. The Ministry of Justice is reviewing the operations of the ICO. Any one can make a submission and really the more the merrier. Personally I think the ICO is unfit for purpose as their inability to enforce the legislation they are responsible for prove this. The situation has been left to people like you and I to make representation to court to obtain any form of redress.

The page for submissions can be found at