Free Nuisance Call Blockers for People Living With Dementia

By Reporter, The HighLand Times, Tuesday November 7 2017

We all receive unwanted phone calls, they are a nuisance, but they also put us at risk of being scammed and this risk is even worse for those who are living with dementia.

UK government funding has been made available to provide free call blocking technology to protect those in the most vulnerable circumstances from nuisance and scam calls.

If you would like a free call blocker for yourself, or for someone else who is living with dementia and is being troubled by nuisance and scam calls, go to www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/callblocker to apply.

Trading Standards in Shetland have some government-funded call blockers available for people who are vulnerable to scam callers – you can contact them by email to trading.standards@shetland.gov.uk, by calling 01595 744887, or in person at the Council’s office on the ground floor of Charlotte House, to find out more.

They also have packs containing information and advice to help people deal with cold callers (whether at the door, on the phone, or by post or email), and to help you support family, friends or neighbours who may be more susceptible to the high-pressure tactics which are often employed – these can be picked up from their office at Charlotte House, or posted out on request.

 

 

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