I just got off the phone with a man named Brendan saying he wasn’t from Eircom tele-sales who proceeded to say, “You aren’t a customer of Eircom’s any more” or something similar. Before he could say anything else I informed him that I was fairly certain this was an illegal act ringing me because we’d signed up to the
National Do Not Call Registry National Directory Database (thanks Adam!). He quickly apologised but I’m still angry. We signed up to that list way back in November 2005 and despite some delay by UTV I know we’re on it now.
If I remember correctly, this was the second time he rang. The last time being several months ago. It’s not often you get a sales-pitch from someone with a country accent! Unfortunately I don’t remember his surname or his company.
The list hasn’t stopped the recorded message scams however. As soon as I hear that recorded voice or a ringing phone line I hang up.
The Data Protection Commission has a useful faq too.