Apply for a free Call-Blocker

Posted: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 15:12

Apply for a free Call-Blocker

Call blockers are available for people receiving scam or nuisance phone calls

The National Trading Standards Scams Team received government funding to supply and install call blocking technology in consumers' homes.

The project re-launched at the beginning of March and received hundreds of applications. Due to Covid-19 they had to make the very difficult decision to close applications as it wasn't safe under government guidelines to continue posting and installing units.

Since then the team has been working with trueCall, to provide a safe application process. The team and trueCall are now in a position to re-open applications and post units out to consumers who can self-install only.

Units will be supplied on a first come first served basis, to consumers who are able to install the units themselves.

Unfortunately, there won't be the option for an engineer to visit the user to install the unit.

If you would like to help someone who receives scam and nuisance calls and would benefit from a call blocker on their landline, you can find out more via the following website:

www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/callblocker

Tags: Communities, Safeguarding, Scams, Trading Standards