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Western Isles Citizens Advice Service has launched a campaign to urge islanders to protect themselves and their loved ones from nuisance phone calls, and to fight back by reporting them.


Research shows that Scots receive more nuisance calls than any other part of Europe, and that 90% of Scottish households received an unwanted call within a one month period.


Nuisance calls include any kind of unwanted sales or marketing call. People find these irritating or even distressing.


Islanders urged to be wary of nuisance calls

11 Sept 2017

Roddy Nicolson, manager of the Western Isles Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), said: “Our message today is that you really can fight back. There are actions you can take to cut the number of calls considerably, and even stop them altogether.


“Our message is that there are actions you can take to block unwanted calls for good. We urge local people to take these actions themselves, and then to pass the information on to anyone they know who might benefit from it. Particularly elderly or isolated people, who may be more vulnerable to nuisance calls. Together we can make sure people in the Western Isles are not bothered by nuisance calls again.”


Tips against unwanted calls are available at