Research by the Office of Fair Trading has revealed that 3.2 million adults in the UK fall victim to a scam every year. Scams cost the UK consumer an estimated £3.5 billion per annum.
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The actions of postman Roger Annies, who told householders on his round how to avoid unaddressed junk mail, have led to more than 200,000 people signing up to opt-out schemes.
A local newspaper has started a campaign to nominate former postman Roger Annies for Royal Mail's 'First Class People' award. Mr Annies was recently suspended by Royal Mail for telling people on his round how to stop leaflets distributed by Royal Mail.
Three years after a Do Not Call Registery was introduced in the United States there still is no 'Do Not Junk' Registry. The Center for a New American Dream is hoping to change things.
Most people find spam emails more intrusive and irritating than junk mail landing on their doormat, according to Canadian research.
Abolishing the limit on leaflets distributed by Royal Mail would hurt both the environment and council tax payers, according to the Local Government Association.
Roger Annies, the postman suspended for telling customers how to stop unaddressed junk mail distributed by Royal Mail, has been told he still has a job - but not his old round in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan.
It's official: banks and credit card firms are Britain's worst junk mail offenders. Together they are responsible for more than a third of the 3.4 billion pieces of addressed junk mail posted through our letterbox every year.
Norman Baker, Liberal Democrat MP for Lewes, has urged Government to take action to reduce the amount of junk mail posted through British letterboxes.
Royal Mail has warned householders wanting to register with the company's opt-out scheme for unaddressed mail that they may no longer receive "information from central and local government and other public bodies" if they do so. Postwatch is disputing the warning.