© Richard Herman 2012, 2013, 2014
9th August 2015. After rebuilding my PC I can now update this website again, after a long break.
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.
Please type this into your email programme:
8th September 2018 The Government has announced a change in the law, but I cannot see what difference it will make as cold calling is already illegal and the law is flouted. You can read about it here.
18th October 2017 Cold called by Alex Goldthorpe’s company Approved Green Energy Solutions again. It is so very annoying that companies do not cleanse their lists so that the do not bother to call people who have already been shown not to be prospects - it shows how the economics are stacked against people who do not want to be cold called…
5th October 2017 Ofcom were interviewed on BBC Radio 4's You and Yours consumer programme this lunchtime. At least they recognised that in my experience almost all cold callers do it knowingly illegally, so that is a start...
3rd August 2017 I have been called recently by Zenith Double Glazing, and Approved Green Energy Solutions. I had the salesmen from both companies come to the house in order to find out the companies behind the cold calls.