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This is intended to be mainly about my crafting stories, as a personal record of what I do. However, I interpret crafting quite widely, not just paper crafting but other things too. I have a butterfly mind and like to change from one thing to another depending on what I feel like on a given day - knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, cards, baking and several others.

Probably my favourite craft right now is with parchment, both traditional skills and Groovi, very relaxing and calming to do.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Nuisance calls update

While trawling the web for solutions to these nuisance calls, I came across a site - www.192.com

I would urge you all to go and have a look, and you will be horrified at the amount of data held on you on that site - who lives there, telephone number, how long you have been there, amongst other things. It even has your previous addresses and who lived there with you. As far as I can gather, it is information from Electoral Rolls from before 2002.  That is when a box appeared on the Electoral Roll form, allowing you to opt out of appearing on sites of this kind or allowing your details to be sold.

To get this information removed from public viewing, you need to go to http://www.192.com/downloads/C01.pdf and download this form, fill it in and send it off.   Mine is already in the post.


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Mm wonder if it just Uk .. sounds very concerning, Maggie..
love Shaz in oz.x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Curios just tried them Maggie the first link www.192.com was a facebook page.. and the second said it was not found so maybe UK related?? love Shaz in oz.x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Thank you for that Maggie I found it a little upsetting when I went in a searched on my address to find my late husband's details still there after three and half years

jacqui x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Maggie, thanks for this information - it is disturbing just how much data there is out there given that there is the Data Protection Act. I tried your link but it's not working - will persevere and no doubt find the pdf document through other means. Like you, we are bothered by these calls - I have no problem ignoring them but my husband often picks the phone up before checking the display ... then he gets annoyed! And we are also registered with the TPS. Thanks for sharing. By the way, I love your charcoal piece in your most recent post - I wish I had the talent too. Elizabeth xx