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

Three-quarters of people who own a [landmine / landline] in Britain get cold calls every month. The number of people who get [month / monthly] nuisance calls on their mobile phones increased from [just / justly] over 50 per cent in 2014 to 72 per cent today. One company in Britain [make / made] 40 million cold calls in just three months. Britain's minister for data [protection / protecting] said nuisance calls were a problem. She said: "There is [not / no] simple solution to the problem of nuisance calls, but making [direct / directly] marketing companies [displayed / display] their telephone number will help consumers…take action." She added: "Being [pestered / pestering] by marketing calls is annoying at the best of times, and at its worst it can bring real misery for the people on the receiving [end / send] ."

 
 

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