Claims firm ordered to stop bothering people with nuisance calls
A compensation claims company that pestered people with nuisance calls has been ordered to stop by the ICO or face legal action.
Bury-based Central Compensation Office Ltd made calls to people who had not asked to receive them and were registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS). This is against the law.
The ICO launched an investigation after 190 people complained about being bothered by the calls between April and August 2015.
Andy Curry, ICO Enforcement Group Manager, said:
“When people sign up to the TPS it’s because they do not want to be bothered by companies phoning up and selling them things.
“People are right to complain when firms are not mindful of the rules.”
The company traded under the names Industrial Workers Office and National Advice Clinic.
The ICO has issued an enforcement notice requiring the company to stop calling people registered with the TPS. Failing to comply with the notice is a criminal offence, and could lead to legal action.
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