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Bloctel can only work if you use it

I read with interest your article headlined Bloctel ‘floptel’ in the December 2016 issue.

While it is unfortunate the system for companies to register is voluntary, approximately 50% have registered. I believe the same process occurred in the UK (TPS) before the government made registration compulsory. I’m sure the same will happen in France.

I wonder how many readers register their phone numbers, but don’t report cold calls to the Bloctel site? There appears to be an impression that the Bloctel website demands a lot of information when a call is reported.

This is untrue. It is only necessary to complete a few boxes; Company phone number, type of company (I always enter ‘Autre’ as I never answer the calls), date and time of call.

If people do not report cold-calls, Bloctel will have no knowledge of the call and must assume that the rate of cold-calls is very low. I report every cold-call.

The more reports they receive, the greater the incentive to take action.

So let us all be proactive rather than complaining the project has failed before it has really begun and report these cold-calls.

Jim Brettell, Blanzay

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