Beating the cold callers

A pilot project to tackle the problem of nuisance calls has blocked more than 1,700 calls so far.

North Lanarkshire Council’s Trading Standards service obtained 20 telephone call blocking units to install in the homes of residents who are vulnerable to nuisance and scam phone calls.

The units installed have received an average of 61 nuisance calls a month (53 per cent of all their calls).

To date, the units have blocked more than 1,720 unsolicited, nuisance calls to these residents.