Hyslop Welcomes £50,000 Call Blocking for Nuisance Calls
Local Constituency MSP Fiona Hyslop has welcomed the Scottish Government’s new £50,000 fund that will install call-blocking technology for those most at risk from nuisance calls across West Lothian.
The fund forms a key part of the SNP Scottish Government’s Nuisance Calls Action Plan, which will raise awareness of the issue of scam and nuisance calls and empower people to protect themselves from scams. Stats have shown that Scotland is disproportionately affected by nuisance calls.
“This new £50,000 fund is welcome news for people across West Lothian who regularly have to deal with nuisance calls.
I am aware of a number of cases through my role as an MSP where telephone scams have left often elderly and vulnerable people out of pocket and so we must ensure that the most vulnerable in our society are protected.
“This fund is part of our wider strategy to support people across West Lothian who might be affected by these calls – with the Scottish Government’s Nuisance Calls Action Plan which will raise awareness and empower people to be vigilant and protect themselves.”