UNIT: Cold calls

Intermediate. Reported Speech. She said that.... Бизнес


nuisance - помеха; мешающий to increase -  увеличиваться
to make (made,made) sure - убедиться solution - решение
measure мера a consumer - потребитель
to fine - штрафовать to pester - донимать, приставать
a landline - проводная связь misery - невзгоды, несчастья

Many people hate nuisance telephone calls. These are the calls we get from companies trying to sell us something that we usually do not want. They are also called 'cold calls'. Britain's government is thinking about taking action to stop these calls. One thing it wants to do is to make sure the company that calls does not hide its telephone number. With most nuisance calls, we cannot see the telephone number of who called us, but that could change. This means people could report companies who make nuisance calls. Another measure the British government is looking at is to fine companies that make nuisance calls. Cold callers could get a fine of up to $720,000 for making nuisance calls. The researchers said that such calls had appeared about ten years ago and their quantity would grow day by day.

Three-quarters of people who own a landline in Britain get cold calls every month. It was learned that the number of people who got monthly nuisance calls on their mobile phones had increased from just over 50 per cent in 2014 to 72 per cent in 2015. One company in Britain made 40 million cold calls in just three months. Britain's minister for data protection said nuisance calls were a problem. She said: "There is no simple solution to the problem of nuisance calls, but making direct marketing companies display their telephone number will help consumers …take action." She added that being pestered by marketing calls was annoying at the best of times, and at its worst it could bring real misery for the people on the receiving end.

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