Telemarketers hit with £70,000 fine for cold-calling pensioners

I can’t help feeling that the fine is not enough, but it’s a start…

Telemarketers hit with £70,000 fine for cold-calling pensioners

9000+ calls made between 1am and 6am

Source: www.theregister.co.uk/2016/02/17/ico_fines_telemarketers_70k_late_night_phonecalls/

“In just one day, according to the ICO, Dudley-based Direct Security Marketing Ltd made nearly 40,000 automated calls, with 9,775 being made between 1am and 6am.

The calls were made from a withheld number and received by residents in the early hours of 14 August 2015, who were invited to purchase a security system. The ICO stated it began its investigation after receiving complaints from some of those who had been called by the company.

Direct Security Marketing Ltd was incorporated by one Antonio Daniel Pardo, its sole director, on 1 December 2014, who was also prosecuted alongside his company. He pleaded guilty and was fined £534, ordered to pay £489.08 in costs and a £53 victim surcharge.”

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/09335535 shows a “correspondance address” and 6 current appointments

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/…/7xW…/appointments

PURELINE PRODUCTS LIMITED (09746674)
STORM MONITORED SECURITY LTD (07953186)
DIRECT SECURITY MARKETING LIMITED (09335535)
ADVANCED INTELLIGENT SECURITY SOLUTIONS LIMITED (08131339)
INFOLINK PUBLICATIONS LIMITED (06389935)
ESTERLING LIMITED (02498079)

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