To stop annoying cold calling, I've got my phone number as ex directory and also signed up to the "prefered service" meaning I should never get any cold calls at all.
However, it seems there are now lots of companies out there flouting this and completely ignoring it. They dial your number, then you end up with a minutes speel about consolidating your debts and such like then press 5 if you are interested.
I keep getting them - and the number is always withheld.
Just had one a couple of minutes ago. They apologised and said they will remove my number. But they never do!
This one was from "UK Consolidation"...... but she hung up when I started asking where they were based (to try to track them.)
Anyone else get this - or am I just priviledged? Keeps happening on my work phone as well!