Company fined over millions of nuisance calls

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A company which plagued several thousands of people, including many across Sussex, with nuisance calls has been given a £850,000 fine.

The National Advice Clinic – which also trades as the Industrial Hearing Clinic or the Central Compensation Office – made nearly six million calls between October 2014 and April 2015 about noise induced hearing loss claims.

Many of those called were registered with the Telephone Preference Service – which tells companies that they did not want to receive such calls.

The Accrington-based firm has now been fined by the Claims Management Regulator.

Tony Haslam, from Lancashire Trading Standards, said: “If you’ve been receiving lots of cold calls, don’t just put up with it, please report it.

“If the scale of the problem is known, it will give a good picture of what’s happening and action can be taken to stop the nuisance.”

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