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Campaigns Stop nuisance calls in Scotland

Sign to help stop nuisance calls

29,087 have signed

Call on the Scottish Government to cut off cold calls

Three quarters of Scots are discouraged from picking up their phone due to the scourge of nuisance calls. We’re calling on the Scottish Government to lead the way in a fight against this every day menace, and on Scottish businesses to make senior executives responsible if their firms make unlawful calls.

A shocking nine in ten Scots have had nuisance calls to their landline in the last month. That’s why we need your support to convince the Scottish Government to publish an action plan on how it will cut off nuisance calls. This should include:

  • Cracking down on businesses breaking the rules and holding senior executives to account.

  • Helping vulnerable people to cut the number of nuisance calls they receive.

  • Ensuring that new Scottish Government policy doesn’t lead to more nuisance calls.

Sign our petition to call time on nuisance calls in Scotland once and for all.

Alan’s nuisance calls story

“I have an extremely disabled wife who has numerous health or social work calls. These numbers are withheld – to repeatedly get other unsolicited withheld calls is not only very annoying but can also stop an actual call getting through. It has now got to the stage where I have to screen every call.”

Scotland’s nuisance calls:

  • A shocking nine in ten Scots have had a nuisance call to their landline

  • Three quarters have been discouraged from answering the phone

  • The most common calls are about PPI, silent calls and energy efficiency

  • Nine in ten think nuisance calls are an annoying interruption

  • But four in ten Scots actually feel intimidated by them

Please sign our petition to turn these nuisance call stats around.

Five tips to stop nuisance calls

1. Register your landline with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) for free

2. Register your mobile too with our free text service – just text REGISTER to 80057

3. Don’t consent to be contacted by third parties

4. Consider using call blocking technology

5. Report a nuisance call or text using our free tool below

Take our nuisance calls quiz

Report your nuisance calls

Report a call or text using our free tool and it could be the most expensive call the perpetrator’s ever made – your action could result in the company paying a £500,000 fine.

Jot down the company’s name, number they called from, date and time of call – then click through to use our reporting tool.