Since late 2010, the Government has been encouraging the finance sector, the insurance sector, the telecommunications sector and call centres to implement a self-regulatory scheme for person-to-person marketing calls with a view to minimizing any nuisance caused to the public. In March 2011, the Communications Association of Hong Kong, the industry association of the telecommunications sector, promulgated its Benchmark Code of Practice on Person-to-Person Marketing Calls for voluntary compliance by its members.
Recently some enthusiastic citizens have compiled lists of telephone numbers in relation to person-to-person marketing calls for free downloading from the Internet by members of the public. Before downloading and using a call list, consumers should beware of the points to note in this article.
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