“Hello, may I speak with the person there with responsibility for the telephone?”
Hang on, aren’t I registered with the wonderful Telephone Preference Service making any cold callers liable to a £20,000 fine? Yes, I am but this man does not sound English and this is a terribly odd sounding line if it is coming from inside the UK. Oh dear, I think I’ve just come face to face with a new phenomenon.
I guess voice-over-ip (internet telephone calls) means that it is now possible for companies not based in the UK to start cold calling into the UK. So now we need an international agreement on spam telephone calls?