Taxman making naughty phone calls?
Campaigners have welcomed news that the phone regulator Ofcom has warned four firms about generating "silent calls".
Carphone Warehouse was among the firms which made too many of the calls, which happen when dialling systems generate more calls than staff can handle.
Ofcom's rules ban silent calls and allow only 3% of calls to be accompanied by a recorded message.
The firms have until 6 December to respond, after which Ofcom could fine them from £5,000 to £50,000.
And guess who is another big offender :
A parliamentary answer to a question asked by John Hemming MP has
confirmed that the taxman is still making 4,300 nuisance calls a week.
The maximum fine for each of these silent calls is £50,000 so the tax
man could be asked to pay a fine of over £200 Million a week.