Cut down unsolicited communications
If you want to cut down on the amount of unsolicited (non-requested) mail, telephone calls, emails and faxes you receive, the following organisations may be able to help you.
Mailing Preference Service (MPS) - by registering your name and address with the MPS you should notice quite a fall in the unsolicited mail you receive. It won’t stop mail that has been sent from overseas, un-addressed material or mail addressed to The Occupier. You will probably still receive mailings from companies you have dealt with in the past and you may also receive mailings from small, local companies.
Visit the Mailing Preference Service (MPS) website (link opens in a new window)
Royal Mail Door to Door - if you want to cut down on the amount of unaddressed mail you receive you can register your details with Royal Mail.
Visit the Royal Mail website (link opens in a new window)
Telephone Preference Service (TPS) - you can reduce the number of unsolicited sales and marketing calls you receive by registering your telephone number (mobile and/or home) with the TPS.
Visit the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) website (link opens in a new window)
Organisations should not send unsolicited marketing emails to you without your agreement unless they have obtained your details during the course of a sale, or negotiations towards one, and they have given you the opportunity to object to receiving further information. If you have asked a company to stop sending you marketing emails but they continue to do so you can complain to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).
More information on unsolicited emails on the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) website (link opens in a new window)
Fax Preference Service (FPS) - to stop unsolicited sales and marketing faxes you can register your details with the FPS.
Visit the Fax Preference Service (FPS) website (link opens in a new window)
Need advice or report a scam
If you are concerned about a letter, email, fax or telephone call you have received and you need advice, or you suspect someone you know or care for is being targeted by scams, please contact us using the online form below.