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Am I right that mecers are not allowed to withheld their phone number?

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They seems to cycle through a list and are currently on withheld numbers. As far as i understand it, it is against the law for a company to do that?

 

Am I right?

 

If so, which regulations?


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Probably against OFT Guidelines, If the Barclays Premiership knew of Mercers antics, I doubt they would want anything to do with Barclays.

I'm getting some 09 numbers are you?

 

The Consumer Action Group Premiership sounds better.

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I am not aware of any such law or regulation that stops a company from supplying their telephone number when calling.

 

Many PBX systems automatically withold the number due to the source of the call having first to dial for an outside line (usually 9)

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I am not aware of any such law or regulation that stops a company from supplying their telephone number when calling.

 

Many PBX systems automatically withold the number due to the source of the call having first to dial for an outside line (usually 9)

 

Agree. Of course they can try to phone you, on whatever number/line they choose. But calls must not be excessive and must be at reasonable times.

 

Use Truecall or other call filter or even cheaper if you have an answerphone, leave it on permanently. If they are silly enough to leave messages, they may provide evidence to help you.


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Thanks for all the replies. They do phone on my mobile and it doesn't really bothers me, I have an auto reject function but thought I read here sometime ago that they cannot use withheld numbers. The only problem is that I can auto reject these as well, but it will then reject all unknown numbers. They cycled through 3 other numbers before, maybe the 09 one will be after.

 

After auto reject it does go to a message, it is only one a day and probably will be difficult to proof harassment but I like the fact that it is clocking up their phone bill!!


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