Bloctel: Re-register to keep cold callers quiet

Householders who have signed up to Bloctel – France’s widely criticised cold-call blocking service – have been told they must re-register to remain on its no-call list.

The system has received the guarded support of consumer watchdog UFC-Que Choisir, which says it comes out in favour of re-registering despite ongoing issues.

However, the watchdog warned: “The controls of the Directorate General of Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control, the sanctions applied and, above all, the political will are far from sufficient to make ...

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