PDA

View Full Version : Nuisance PPI phone calls



RichardCranium
2nd November 2010, 08:00
On my landline for over 3 weeks I've been getting automated calls from the "PPI Claims Survey" (0161 850 0356). There seems no way to stop their machine from ringing up. (The landline is ex-directory and registered with the Telephone Preference Service.)

For the past week I've also been getting them on my mobile, this time from an Indian call centre who ask for Mr mumble-mumble and then go into their sales spiel about Payment Protection Insurance. They are ringing up a number of times a day and driving me potty. Again, there seems no way to stop them ringing.

(It's like the Bad Olde Days of British Gas phoning every hour to get ClientCo to switch to them, despite ClientCo being on a trading estate with no gas service to it.)

a) Is it just me, or is everyone being subjected to this unstoppable tulipe?

b) Should there be a law that anyone who buys anything off a cold-caller should be summarily executed?

xoggoth
2nd November 2010, 09:55
If you hang on to the end is there no option to press 1 and prevent further calls? Some of these nuisances seem to have been pressured into doing this recently.

Old Greg
2nd November 2010, 10:09
On my landline for over 3 weeks I've been getting automated calls from the "PPI Claims Survey" (0161 850 0356). There seems no way to stop their machine from ringing up. (The landline is ex-directory and registered with the Telephone Preference Service.)

For the past week I've also been getting them on my mobile, this time from an Indian call centre who ask for Mr mumble-mumble and then go into their sales spiel about Payment Protection Insurance. They are ringing up a number of times a day and driving me potty. Again, there seems no way to stop them ringing.

(It's like the Bad Olde Days of British Gas phoning every hour to get ClientCo to switch to them, despite ClientCo being on a trading estate with no gas service to it.)

a) Is it just me, or is everyone being subjected to this unstoppable tulipe?

b) Should there be a law that anyone who buys anything off a cold-caller should be summarily executed?

Ask him what colour underwear he's wearing.

Old Greg
2nd November 2010, 10:14
Discovered ZeitPater talking to some twat in an Indian call centre the other day.

They were attempting to get him to transfer to a different electrickery supplier.

This came to a rapid conclusion once I got hold of the phone.

Ye gods! I thought you sprang fully formed from a volcano.

kandr
2nd November 2010, 10:15
It's 2010, use a mobile, skype or email.

Platypus
2nd November 2010, 10:16
a) Is it just me, or is everyone being subjected to this unstoppable tulipe?

b) Should there be a law that anyone who buys anything off a cold-caller should be summarily executed?

(a) Not just you, I'm being plagued by them
(b) Yes.

RichardCranium
2nd November 2010, 10:23
If you hang on to the end is there no option to press 1 and prevent further calls? Some of these nuisances seem to have been pressured into doing this recently.For the automated one, yes. It says to press "8". Press "8" and the call is cut off. Then they ring back...


Ask him what colour underwear he's wearing.For the call centre one, I have tried saying they have the wrong number, asking them to not call back, screaming abuse, begging them to stop calling me and hanging up. Then they ring back...


It's 2010, use a mobile, skype or email.The automated one is on the landline. The call centre is ringing the mobile. Never heard of email spam?

kandr
2nd November 2010, 10:26
For the automated one, yes. It says to press "8". Press "8" and the call is cut off. Then they ring back...

For the call centre one, I have tried saying they have the wrong number, asking them to not call back, screaming abuse, begging them to stop calling me and hanging up. Then they ring back...

The automated one is on the landline. The call centre is ringing the mobile. Never heard of email spam?

Spam filter does a good job for 99% of spam. Can you not block certain numbers with your mobile? (or landline).

DimPrawn
2nd November 2010, 10:44
Spam filter does a good job for 99% of spam. Can you not block certain numbers with your mobile? (or landline).

Most of the automated ones don't send their number (callers number withheld) so asking your telephone provider to block all calls where the number is withheld goes a long way of stopping nuisance calls.

RichardCranium
2nd November 2010, 10:57
Spam filter does a good job for 99% of spam. Can you not block certain numbers with your mobile? (or landline).99.17% in the case of K9 (http://keir.net/k9.html) for my most recent 59,619 emails.

The call centre ringing the mobile does not come up with a number.

For the landline, that is a service I would need to buy.

hyperD
2nd November 2010, 13:07
01922 420057 keeps ringing my private line despite TPS, ex-directory etc

It's these bunch of hoons - Homeserve (http://www.homeserve.com/), from Wallsall. It's an automated caller as it cuts off after 6 rings. They've called again today twice in the last 2 hours.

They've been annoying a lot of people apparantly (http://whocallsme.com/Phone-Number.aspx/001922420057/2). I'm going to block their number as calling them, like most of these hoons, does not stop the harassment.

I've already got a case outstanding against TalkTalk via OTELO (http://www.otelo.org.uk/) - I may just open another case with the Ombudsman and add these muppets. I'm sure there's something that can be done with companies if they do not use the TPS database to pre-screen calls?