Tired of being bombarded with nuisance calls? The Telephone Preference Service (TPS) is the official opt-out register promoted as an effective tool to reduce unsolicited calls. Although, our community often complains about receiving nuisance calls despite having registered their number with the TPS.
Is the TPS really useful? Does it work? We have created this practical guide with all you need to know about it.
What is the TPS?
First thing to know, the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) is a FREE service. The direct marketing industry runs and funds the service.
The TPS is the official UK register of domestic phone numbers whose users record their preference not to receive sales or marketing cold calls. Before making a cold call, organisations *MUST* check if the phone number of the receiver is TPS registered.
According to the Privacy and Electronic (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, it is *ILLEGAL* for such organisations to call TPS registered numbers for sales or marketing reasons, unless they have obtained your consent first. Organisations that must abide by this rule include: companies, voluntary organisations, charities and political parties. Continue reading “What is the TPS and does it actually work in the UK?” »