A new study has found that the average person in Derbyshire receives 12 nuisance calls every month.
The research, by CPR Call Blocker, also revealed that eight per cent of people have reported they receive a staggering 26 to 30 nuisance calls on a monthly basis.
The most prolific types of nuisance calls to be received are PPI claims and car accident compensation, followed by automated marketing calls.
Giving money and personal details over the phone is causing consumers to worry for the vulnerable, with 21 per cent saying nuisance calls are the biggest concern for elderly relatives living on their own.
Kris Hicks from CPR Call Blocker, which commissioned the research, said: “It’s often the most vulnerable people in society who are the most susceptible to being scammed over the phone.
“So what can we do to empower ourselves against nuisance callers?
“There are several options such as adding your details to the Telephone Preference Service and giving out a call blocking number such as 01111111111, when asked to provide your phone number on a form. You can also complain to Ofcom and report nuisance numbers to the Information Commissioners Officer.
“An immediate solution to the problem is to install a call blocker to your landline which allows you to cut off unwanted calls as they come in and permanently stop them from calling you again.”
For more, visit www.cprcallblocker.com/tips.