App to help consumers dodge scam callers
An app to help mobile users avoid nuisance calls and log complaints about dodgy firms has been launched.
Log your mobile number on the free app and you’ll appear on the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) – a register of numbers that can’t be called by marketeers and other sales firms – and you’ll be able to report scam calls made to you.
The TPS Protect app allows you to rank incoming calls for ‘trust’ on a scale of one to five, which helps users decide whether or not to pick up. Every call that’s reported or blocked also helps determine the trust score for that number in future. The app is run by the Direct Marketing Association – the body behind the TPS – and is available for Apple and Android phones.
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