When signing up to websites or online stores, it’s important you always check the small print. A lot of sites include tick boxes during the sign-up process, and often ask whether you’re happy for your details to be shared with third parties. If you don’t give that permission, fewer companies will be able to get hold of your number.
We also recommend registering with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS). The TPS is a free service that stops companies calling people without permission. Think of it as a bouncer for your phone number.
To sign up with TPS, you can:
- Visit their website
- Call them on 0345 070 0707
- Text ‘TPS’ and your email address to 85095