MP for North Swindon

Justin Tomlinson MP

Justin Welcomes New Penalties To Tackle Cold Calling

 


North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson MP has welcomed Government action to stop the scourge of pension cold-callers.

The Government has announced that under tougher legislation it will now be illegal to cold-call anyone to discuss their pension. The ban will be administered by the Information Comissioner’s Office, and will have a maximum fine of £500,000 if breached.

Justin has previously lobbied Ministers to bring forward tough penalties for pension cold-calling after concerns were raised local residents and campaign groups.

Justin Tomlinson MP said: “Pension fraud has a significant effect on its victims, causing them great distress and facing retirement with a greatly reduced income – it is appalling that someone could rob someone of their security in later life.  I very much welcome this ban and hope that it will deter anyone from trying to steal someone else’s hard-earned money”

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