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National Trading Standards offer free call blockers

Published on 15 October 2021 07:05 PM

National Trading Standards have teamed up with Trucall to offer free call blockers to consumers to help combat the rise of scam calls during the pandemic.

They previously paused their call blocker project due to Covid-19 but will now re-open applications from 8th July for self-installers only.

Due to Covid-19 they are only able to send units directly to the consumers and people won’t be able to apply on behalf of others. Units will also be supplied on a first come first served basis.

Direct applicants will be able to apply online on the Friends Against Scams website from the 8th July, via: You may wish to share this link with those who would be interested in accepting a free call blocker.

Please note that other call blocking devices and services are available – check with landline providers to see what you can access.

Please also see this nuisance call guide here

And the scams awareness guide available here.