Ambulance chasers

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silvagod

Original Poster:

919 posts

118 months

Thursday 20th September 2012
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I've put this in SP&L as I would like some legal advice on how to stop these incessant calls...

I had a no fault accident 2 years ago and was quite satisfactorily paid out by my insurance company. However, since then I have had hundreds of calls to my mobile from these fking compensation monkeys.

They come under all sorts of guises, 'legal' this 'legal' that 'RTA management' and all sorts of other bks.

To be honest, I don't like being abusive to them on the 'phone as they are only doing a job, but quite frankly, I have now got to a point where I want to shove them all in a barrel full of dynamite and shove the fkers off the highest bridge I can find.

I have told every single one of the tts that I do NOT want to claim anything else and the fact that they fking exist is the cause of my increased insurance premiums. I have also stated 'take me from your database and do NOT call me again' Do they listen?...do they fk.

If anyone has any idea how I can get my now totally fked details from their call lists, I will be most grateful.

They are in my opinion, the fking lowest order of fking barrel bottom dregs that have ever had the chance to breathe. s, the lot of them.

The latest one was 5 minutes ago, from 'MJM Legal' and the on the phone had the fking temerity to sound surprised that I hadn't claimed 'compensation'

aholes!!!

Jandywa

1,000 posts

109 months

Thursday 20th September 2012
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How the fk do these companies make enough money to pay people to continually ring up the same people only to be told to fk off each time?

Do people actually receive the call and think "yeah alright, i'll make a claim! i wasn't going to but youve twisted my arm" and somehow get a payout?

silvagod

Original Poster:

919 posts

118 months

Thursday 20th September 2012
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Jandywa said:
How the fk do these companies make enough money to pay people to continually ring up the same people only to be told to fk off each time?

Do people actually receive the call and think "yeah alright, i'll make a claim! i wasn't going to but youve twisted my arm" and somehow get a payout?
There's some money in it somewhere, probably a percentage game. If not,the tts wouldn't exist!

surveyor

14,842 posts

142 months

Thursday 20th September 2012
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Share your feelings OP. I've stopped answering the house phone because it's always a bloody sales/ppi/accident call.

Had one last week on my mobile and am very much not impressed with that.

Who me ?

7,196 posts

170 months

Thursday 20th September 2012
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First ,if getting a lot of calls, complain to phone company and ask for a new ,ex directory number. Then -
1) If you get phone line from BT, ask to be put on "privacy" package. This will register you with TPS and get you CLI for free.
2) If on Virgin -you'll have to get CLI ( OPTIONAL) at approx £1.25 /month, and register with TPS.

Possibly same on other plans -e.g Sky/Talk Talk.

When you get incoming sales call, be calm, and find out how they got the number/ name of firm ,and any other details.. Then comes the crunch. Once registered with TPS, after 28 days, it is a legal requirement for all firms who cold call to check the TPS register to see if the phone user objects to calls. Inform the caller of this, adding that under the Data protection act (Telephony) ,you require them to remove your number from their data base forthwith( Conviction is £5000 and lines chopped - I used to mention that most times it's the caller,not the firm that gets hit , possibly not true, but worked well) . Most times ,the caller will get apologetic and oblige. Other times, I made a complaint to TPS.

Motorrad

6,786 posts

145 months

Thursday 20th September 2012
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Tell them Mr 'x' is elsewhere and you'll fetch him. Then put the phone in a drawer and recover next time you want to use it.

redstu

2,287 posts

197 months

Thursday 20th September 2012
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Same happened to me, the calls stopped after about 18 months or so.
I was always polite though as no one else ever rings me!

TallbutBuxomly

12,254 posts

174 months

Thursday 20th September 2012
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I just use an app to block them.

aw51 121565

4,770 posts

191 months

Thursday 20th September 2012
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surveyor said:
Share your feelings OP. I've stopped answering the house phone because it's always a bloody sales/ppi/accident call.

Had one last week on my mobile and am very much not impressed with that.
You're not getting the loft insulation calls then? You're missing out there wink .


More generally, my wife had a minor fault accident and we got calls on her mobile and the landline offering compo "after the accident you had" for a bit over two years. (Errm, she caused the accident as opposed to being the victim and she couldn't sue herself for whiplash could she? confused )

Said personal info is passed on by insurance companies in exchange for money by at least one unspecified person working in the process of having a car repaired at an insurance company's expense - no matter what the nature of the accident and the role of the person making the claim it seems... rolleyes

icetea

846 posts

100 months

Thursday 20th September 2012
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Who me said:
First ,if getting a lot of calls, complain to phone company and ask for a new ,ex directory number. Then -
1) If you get phone line from BT, ask to be put on "privacy" package. This will register you with TPS and get you CLI for free.
2) If on Virgin -you'll have to get CLI ( OPTIONAL) at approx £1.25 /month, and register with TPS.

Possibly same on other plans -e.g Sky/Talk Talk.

When you get incoming sales call, be calm, and find out how they got the number/ name of firm ,and any other details.. Then comes the crunch. Once registered with TPS, after 28 days, it is a legal requirement for all firms who cold call to check the TPS register to see if the phone user objects to calls. Inform the caller of this, adding that under the Data protection act (Telephony) ,you require them to remove your number from their data base forthwith( Conviction is £5000 and lines chopped - I used to mention that most times it's the caller,not the firm that gets hit , possibly not true, but worked well) . Most times ,the caller will get apologetic and oblige. Other times, I made a complaint to TPS.
I'm not sure it would come under cold calling, so the TPS register wouldn't apply here. In effect you've given permission for these people to phone you. Your insurance company sold them your details, and you agreed to that when you took the policy out. You did read the 50 pages of small print, right?


Edited by icetea on Thursday 20th September 22:06

daz3210

5,000 posts

198 months

Thursday 20th September 2012
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I ask them what accident, are they telling me I have amnesia as well.

Like you say they are only doing a job, so I have a bit of fun making them have to think rather than reading from a screen.


NugentS

638 posts

205 months

Thursday 20th September 2012
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silvagod said:
I've put this in SP&L as I would like some legal advice on how to stop these incessant calls...

I had a no fault accident 2 years ago and was quite satisfactorily paid out by my insurance company. However, since then I have had hundreds of calls to my mobile from these fking compensation monkeys.

They come under all sorts of guises, 'legal' this 'legal' that 'RTA management' and all sorts of other bks.

To be honest, I don't like being abusive to them on the 'phone as they are only doing a job, but quite frankly, I have now got to a point where I want to shove them all in a barrel full of dynamite and shove the fkers off the highest bridge I can find.

I have told every single one of the tts that I do NOT want to claim anything else and the fact that they fking exist is the cause of my increased insurance premiums. I have also stated 'take me from your database and do NOT call me again' Do they listen?...do they fk.

If anyone has any idea how I can get my now totally fked details from their call lists, I will be most grateful.

They are in my opinion, the fking lowest order of fking barrel bottom dregs that have ever had the chance to breathe. s, the lot of them.

The latest one was 5 minutes ago, from 'MJM Legal' and the on the phone had the fking temerity to sound surprised that I hadn't claimed 'compensation'

aholes!!!
wwww.truecall.co.uk


Who me ?

7,196 posts

170 months

Thursday 20th September 2012
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icetea said:
I'm not sure it would come under cold calling, so the TPS register wouldn't apply here. In effect you've given permission for these people to phone you. Your insurance company sold them your details, and you agreed to that when you took the policy out. You did read the 50 pages of small print, right?


Edited by icetea on Thursday 20th September 22:06
Not exactly- but can the cold caller risk any action against them. Most don't think- they just delete your data on the company PC for fear of any follow up by TPS.Amazing how the fear of officil bodies has worked.

silvagod

Original Poster:

919 posts

118 months

Friday 21st September 2012
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NugentS said:
I watched Dragon's Den when this was pitched...good, but no cigar in my case. My mob and land-line are my business numbers. Don't want to screen calls. Just want then to give the fk up!!!

Other posters....TPS, we are registered...small print from insurance company....read it and dismissed it (I guess that is my downfall)

I will therefore continue to be polite to a point, but post any 'this call may be recorded' speeches, I will tell them to cease and desist.

Strange though, none has ever mentioned that the call may be recorded...I wonder why!!


TallbutBuxomly

12,254 posts

174 months

Friday 21st September 2012
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Do their phone numbers come up?

silvagod

Original Poster:

919 posts

118 months

Saturday 22nd September 2012
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Sometimes they do and they are then renamed to 'tts - do not answer'. Other times it's an 'unknown'.

TallbutBuxomly

12,254 posts

174 months

Saturday 22nd September 2012
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No idea what mobile you have but my Nokia n9 has an app that allows me to block specific phone numbers as well as unknown callers. Not sure if its available on all Nokias or other mobiles. Works perfectly.

Regiment

2,799 posts

117 months

Saturday 22nd September 2012
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Got a call from one after I went into the back of someone. They said "oh, it appears here that you were at fault but that you had a passenger in the car, please provide us with their contact information"...there was no passenger in my car or the car I hit.

Edited by Regiment on Saturday 22 September 11:17

marshalla

15,902 posts

159 months

Saturday 22nd September 2012
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I was getting pestered by these calls and texts, so started reporting them through the ICO website (http://www.ico.gov.uk/complaints/marketing.aspx - use the "Report Your Concerns" option).

They've stopped now. It may be coincidence, it may not.

Who me ?

7,196 posts

170 months

Saturday 22nd September 2012
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icetea said:
Who me said:
First ,if getting a lot of calls, complain to phone company and ask for a new ,ex directory number. Then -
1) If you get phone line from BT, ask to be put on "privacy" package. This will register you with TPS and get you CLI for free.
2) If on Virgin -you'll have to get CLI ( OPTIONAL) at approx £1.25 /month, and register with TPS.

Possibly same on other plans -e.g Sky/Talk Talk.

When you get incoming sales call, be calm, and find out how they got the number/ name of firm ,and any other details.. Then comes the crunch. Once registered with TPS, after 28 days, it is a legal requirement for all firms who cold call to check the TPS register to see if the phone user objects to calls. Inform the caller of this, adding that under the Data protection act (Telephony) ,you require them to remove your number from their data base forthwith( Conviction is £5000 and lines chopped - I used to mention that most times it's the caller,not the firm that gets hit , possibly not true, but worked well) . Most times ,the caller will get apologetic and oblige. Other times, I made a complaint to TPS.
I'm not sure it would come under cold calling, so the TPS register wouldn't apply here. In effect you've given permission for these people to phone you. Your insurance company sold them your details, and you agreed to that when you took the policy out. You did read the 50 pages of small print, right?


Edited by icetea on Thursday 20th September 22:06
Please re read content of my post .Yes I agree that information from insurance companies might not get TPS treatment. However, cold calling numbers on the TPS list is BANNED . Don't think I mentioned any link between sales companies and insurance companies , unless you can find one