MCARTHUR: SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT MUST LAY OUT PLANS TO FIGHT COLD CALLERS


Orkney MSP Liam McArthur has called on the Scottish Government to lay out plans to help people being bombarded by cold callers, as new research by Which? reveals nearly one in nine Scots want to see further action to tackle the practice.

The research published today has found that 85% of Scots want to see the Scottish Government crackdown on nuisance calls. It also reveals that 90% of people want to see the director of a company held personally accountable and fined if the firm makes calls without the necessary permission.

This month Liam McArthur MSP backed the campaign to prevent nuisance calls in Scotland by the consumer rights charity, Which?, who are calling on the Scottish Government to publish an action plan on how it will cut off nuisance calls.

Commenting on the research Mr McArthur said:

“Across Scotland and indeed in Orkney as we know from recent weeks, people are being bombarded by cold callers and have had enough of their bullying. They deserve stronger action from government to shield them from firms who only exist to scam them.

“The Scottish Government must lay out their plans to help people across Scotland and in Orkney to fight back, and these must include proposals for better regulation and a guarantee that board executives can be held responsible if their companies use nuisance calls.”

ENDS.


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