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Call blocking: A key defence for householders against sales calls

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From busy parents to elderly people living alone, cold callers evoke an entire range of negative feelings including those of inconvenience, annoyance and even distress. According to the independent communications regulator Ofcom there are several avenues of action available to householders, such as contacting the company responsible for the call to inform them that their attention is unwanted, and registering the house number with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) or Corporate Telephone Preference Service (CTPS) in order to stop unsolicited phone calls.  However, though calls made to numbers that are registered with the TPS from UK-based companies are unlawful