Bournemouth based company "Point One Marketing Ltd" t/a "Stop the Calls" (the Company) has been fined by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for aggressive cold calling.
The Company marketed a call blocking device for phones as well as a service that removes people from a cold call database. Hundreds of complaints were made against the Company for sales tactics, sales pressure, bullying calls, shouting and taking advantage of vulnerable people.
An ICO investigation found that the Company had breached the Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations, which govern marketing calls and the Company has been fined £50,000.
The ICO stated that “This company lacked integrity. They tried to sell a product that they claimed would stop nuisance calls, knowing full well they were responsible for so many such calls themselves. They operated in what appears to have been such a bullying, aggressive way only makes matters worse."
To read the press release from the ICO, please click here.