There is nothing more difficult than trying to get rid of a telemarketer who is trying to sell you a product. To put an end to commercial harassment by phone, know that the government has set up the Bloctel system to protect your number against canvassing. Here's how to register..
An anti-canvassing tool
We were all victims of these repeated calls from telemarketers proposing to change our kitchen, renovate our windows or buy a swimming pool. No one is safe from this scourge. According to a consumer association, we receive an average of 4 per week.
If we let them do it, we wouldn't end up spending our days glued to the phone. Obviously you have something else to do with your days than to discuss glazing or insulation. Fortunately there is a solution to protect yourself from commercial telephone canvassing..
Subscribe to Bloctel
Launched on June 1, 2016, the Bloctel device (formerly Pacitel) allows you to protect your phone number against nuisance calls from professional direct sellers. To do this, simply register on an opposition list. Once registered, you will no longer receive any calls from kitchen, fireplace, window sellers, etc.
Your number is protected. It then becomes illegal to contact you for commercial purposes. In theory, you should no longer receive calls from telemarketing companies. Registration on this form of red list is valid for a period of 3 years..
- Open your computer's web browser
- Enter the following address in the URL bar: http://www.bloctel.gouv.fr/
- Click on the red icon you are a consumer then on the registration button
- Select the option Start your registration
- Enter email address
- Enter a password, your last name, first name, address and the personal number (s) (landline or mobile) on which you do not want to be disturbed
- An email will be sent to you automatically
- Don't forget to click on the link provided in the email to validate your registration
You will then receive a second email in which you will find a password to connect to your personal account. Your number is now protected for a renewable period of 3 years.
Operation of the Bloctel service
The Bloctel service is open to all persons with a fixed or mobile personal telephone number. It is completely free. You can cancel your registration at any time.
Important detail, registration on the tax list for canvassing blocks calls from marketing companies but not SMS. Likewise, the companies and companies with which you have subscribed can always contact you.
Bad news, not all professionals play the game. Some companies do not respect this tax system and continue to solicit telephone calls. If you are the victim of a telemarketer despite your registration in Bloctel, you can make a report directly from the site.
Finally, let's not forget that the vast majority of smartphones, especially the iPhone, have a function for blocking text messages and unwanted calls. This will allow you to create your own blacklist so that you are no longer disturbed.