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information commisioners office complaint.(01625 545745)
i called them,they said if i fill in the form (sorry unable tolink as im new user) they will contact the company and have my number removed for breaching my human rights!
suggest everyone do it to make a point stop these cowboys!
Just had a call from these guys.
They used the CLI 0004420318911 ... whatever type of number that is supposed to be.
When I spoke to the guy he became abusive and put the phone down on me. Hmmm... I think we could do without that kind of "public information service" thank you.
He answered in a smarmy voice " Are you my fwend? Can I have your name? Can I have your phone number?" Never got any further as the phone went dead. No calls again either.
A whooppee cushion at the right time when they pick up the phone has been more than adequate! I havent had one of these calls for about a month now!
I've gone and said it now havent i? You just know i'm gonna get one!!
All views are my own and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert
"The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is working closely with the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) on this matter. The OFT has a duty, amongst other things, to monitor the fitness of businesses who hold consumer credit licences. We have been asked by the OFT to provide details of complaints we have received about automated marketing calls made by Compensation Professionals Network Ltd"
If anyone has received an unwanted call from these people, may I recommend that they make a complaint using the form on the Information Commissioners page (if anyone could post a link I'd be very grateful, I am a new user and not allowed to!)
It is clear that there have been other complaints against Compensation Professionals Network Ltd and that further complaints are being taken seriously.
Complaining will make a difference in this case - so please do it!
The OFT will 'take strong action'....by which they mean they will wait 4 years, then revoke their consumer credit licence [oooh, that must really smart]....which is about 2 years after the scum has gones 7its up and they will already be operating under a new identity.
So my all means complain away, but please don't delude yourself that the OFT will spring into rapid action or acheive anything meaningful.
:rotfl:Any company that chooses to operate in such a clandestine manner deserves your full disrepect. The key here is not to get wound up by them, but to have fun if you can:
(1) Make up a long winded claim and then at the end put the phone down on them
(2) As others have said, leave the phone off the hook and do something constructive
(3) Ask the caller what they are wearing. This works for both sexes.