This may be of use to those of you who need to fill in an online form.
If you wish to use a price comparison web site, donate to a charity, make a sales enquiry, book a train or a theatre ticket etc. you may be asked for your phone number. Sometimes if you don’t enter your phone number you won’t be able to complete the form, but if you do enter it they can phone you – even if you are registered with the Telephone Preference Service! They may also sell your number to other companies.
TrueCall offers a FREE service in the UK that solves this dilemma.
When completing a form just enter TrueCall’s phone number, not yours.
That is 0333 88 88 88 88(that’s three threes, eight eights)
When they call you, they will hear the following message:
“trueCall38 is handling my calls. I prefer not to be contacted by phone so please contact me by using my email address. Goodbye!”
Remember – some companies doneed your phone number – maybe they need your mobile number to send you a text as part of their validation process, or it’s a flight booking, or a form at a hospital. In these cases, it may be better to give them your real number.
92%of us are rightly worried about internet privacy. Now, for the first time, you have the choice – you decide whether to use your real phone number or pass them on to trueCall38!