Firm fined £30k for nuisance marketing calls

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A Weston-super-Mare will-writing company has been fined £30,000 for making unsolicited marketing calls.

Will-writing company Assist Law made nuisance calls to people registered with the telephone preference service.

It is illegal to make marketing calls to people on this list and nearly 100 complaints were made to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) about Assist Law in a year.

The company was using a call list from a third party which claimed people had consented, but this was not the case.

ICO enforcement manager Andy Curry said: “Despite repeated warnings, this company failed to take the basic steps required by the law.”


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He said Assist Law should have asked for evidence of consent and added: “Any company that instigates a marketing campaign is responsible for taking these steps.

“Assist Law broke the law.”

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