Using a price comparison web site, making a donation to a charity, making a sales enquiry, booking a train or a theatre ticket... they all ask for your phone number. They don’t really need it, so who knows what they are going to do with it... if they need to contact you they can email you – right?
Trouble is, if you don’t enter your phone number you won’t be able to complete the form, but if you do enter it they are allowed to phone you - even if you are registered with the Telephone Preference Service!
Here at trueCall we offer a revolutionary new, FREE service in the UK that solves this dilemma. When completing a form just enter our phone number, not yours - 0333 88 88 88 88 (that’s three threes, eight eights). When they call you they will hear the message “trueCall38 is handling my calls. I value my privacy – if you need to contact me please use my email address. Goodbye!”
Remember - some companies actually do need 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.