Not for nothing are unsolicited calls referred to as 'nuisance calls'.
Whether they're wasting your time, interrupting your lunch or trying to intimidate you into buying things you don't need, nuisance calls are exasperating at best. At worst, they're a real blight on people's lives — and they're far from a minor problem.
A Uswitch survey laid bare the scale of the epidemic when it was revealed that almost one in 10 (87%) of Britons get calls from withheld numbers, with 40% getting one per week and 9% getting one per day.
To find out more about what to do if this happens to you, check out our guide to stopping nuisance calls and texts.**