Nuisance call
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Dudley nuisance call firm fined £70,000

A company based in Dudley rang thousands of people, some in the middle of the night, trying to sell burglar alarms.

Direct Security Marketing Ltd made nearly 40,000 automated sales calls in just one day.

Of these, 9,775 were made between 01:00 and 06:00, said the government's data watchdog the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

The company has been fined £70,000 by the ICO. Listen to the message many people heard after they woke up.

  • 17 Feb 2016