© 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.


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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To the 68,000* visitors to this site: Thank you for your support & hundreds of emails.
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25th August 2014 Junk Mail. I was interviewed today on Sky News about junk mail. This is what the Telegraph wrote about it, and the Mail. I said that it does not seem right that councils should be forced to sell all of our names and addresses. People have emailed me to tell me that they have tried my cold call technique of charging companies for sending them junk mail.

6th August 2014  I have put details of the coming court case in the blog below (on this home page). If you have ideas on what to do next, please comment on the blog, email me (address above, type into your email programme) or write on the Saynotocoldcalls  Facebook page.  

On Youtube there is the audio of a cold caller who hung up as soon as I gave my name. As in Spartacus, what would happened if everybody said that their name was Richard Herman when they were cold called?? ;-)