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Many people hate nuisance telephone calls. These are the calls we get companies trying to sell us something that we usually do not want. They are also called 'cold calls'. Britain's government is thinking taking action to stop these calls. One thing it wants to do is to make sure the company that calls does not hide its telephone number. most nuisance calls, we cannot see the telephone number of who called us, but that could change. This means people could report companies who make nuisance calls. Another measure the British government is looking is to fine companies that make nuisance calls. Cold callers could get a fine of to $720,000 making nuisance calls.

Three-quarters people who own a landline Britain get cold calls every month. The number people who get monthly nuisance calls their mobile phones increased just over 50 per cent in 2014 to 72 per cent today. One company Britain made 40 million cold calls just three months. Britain's minister data protection said nuisance calls were a problem. She said: "There is no simple solution the problem of nuisance calls, but making direct marketing companies display their telephone number will help consumers…take action." She added: "Being pestered marketing calls is annoying the best of times, and its worst it can bring real misery the people the receiving end."

 
 

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