Free Call Blockers
The National Trading Standards Scams Team are offering FREE call blocking units for people who receive a high level of scam or nuisance phone calls.
What is a call blocker and how does it work?
The NTS Scams Team is supplying the trueCall Secure call blocker unit. A call blocker is a unit that filters unwanted scam or nuisance phone calls from your landline (this unit does not work with mobile phones). The call blocker checks the caller's number. If it is a trusted caller then it allows the phone to ring as normal. If the caller isn’t recognised, then the call blocker acts as a personal assistant by intercepting the call and asking the caller to identify themselves. This process blocks around 95% of unwanted calls without the phone ever ringing. If you want even more protection, the call blocker can completely block calls from unrecognised callers with an automated message asking them to hang up and call a nominated person if their call is important. The unit plugs into an existing phone and phone line, it can work alongside broadband and/or lifeline/pendant devices that are already installed.