Which?’s Nuisance Calls campaign took to the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 13 September, as it’s revealed that seven in ten Scots said that receiving cold calls discouraged them from picking up their phone when it rings.
“We’re delighted that Colin Beattie, MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, attended our event and is backing our campaign to put an end to nuisance calls.
“Scots continue to receive more nuisance calls than the rest of the UK, and we hope that Mr Beattie will get behind the Scottish Government’s action plan and raise awareness of this everyday menace to the public.”
Colin Beattie, MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, said:
‘Nuisance calls are called that for a reason. I doubt there are few of my constituents who have not been plagued by this annoyance.
‘These calls can also be stressful, coming at different times of day and night, and people can feel intimidated and pressured into agreeing to something they do not need or want.
‘I strongly welcome Which?’s campaign. I’m sure this action, alongside the Scottish Government’s pledge of £50,000 of funding to help the most vulnerable in our society, will see the menace of nuisance calls greatly reduced.’