Alison Seabeck, MP for Plymouth Moor View, delivered a petition to Parliament last night, on behalf of her constituents, calling on the House of Commons to take action and end the scourge of nuisance texts and phone calls, which so many of us receive.
Having collected signatures whilst out on the streets of her constituency, Ms Seabeck wants to see a review into the current law on cold and marketing calls and texts, which are often unsolicited, inconvenient and can result in charges when receiving them abroad.
Alison Seabeck MP said: “This is an issue that has come up time and time again while I have been out on the doorstep and talking to people in my constituency.
“The issue of selling personal data has been a contentious one for some time and in recent years it has really struck a nerve with many people. It is often the case that on just one occasion, if you fail to tick just one box you end up being spammed and receiving endless nuisance calls and texts.
“Many of my constituents want to see something done about this, as proven by the terrific response to the petition and I hope that the Government will take note and take action.”
If you would like further information about how to deal with nuisance callers then there are numerous resources on the Ofcom website, including a short video and a series of guides. Visit consumers.ofcom.org.uk/phone/tackling-nuisance-calls-and-messages/ or google ‘consumer advice nuisance calls’.