The ICO has fined five separate companies totalling £405,000 for making over 750,000 marketing calls targeting elderly and vulnerable people. The ICO's investigations revealed the 5 companies purchased marketing data lists from third parties, using personal details to purposefully target people age 60+ who were homeowners and with landline numbers. Information Commissioner John Edwards said companies making similar "predatory marketing calls" can "expect a strong response from my office."
- UK Appliance Cover Limited was fined £100,000 for making 39,167 unsolicited calls.
- Seaview Brokers Ltd was fined £15,000 for making 4,737 unsolicited calls.
- Domestic Support Ltd was fined £80,000 for making 69,133 unsolicited calls.
- Home Sure Solutions Ltd was fined £100,000 for making 229,483 unsolicited calls.
- UK Platinum Home Care Services Limited was fined £110,000 for making 412,556 unsolicited calls.
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