Residents helped to block cold callers

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Vulnerable residents who have been receiving a large number of unwanted telephone calls are being encouraged to try call blocking devices and prevent scams.

Nottinghamshire County Council’s Trading Standards team has a limited number of call blocker units available to loan out to vulnerable people on a ‘try before you buy’ basis.

Some of the units, play a warning message to all incoming callers explaining that the resident does not wish to receive unwanted sales calls while others have known scammer telephone numbers pre-programmed into the units and calls from these numbers will always be blocked.

People who would like further details should contact the team on 01623 452005.