New list to block nuisance calls
May 04, 2016
A NEW government-backed service that aims to put a stop to nuisance phone calls will launch on 1 June.
Residents who no longer wish to receive cold calls will be able to register for free at www.bloctel.gouv.fr and add their landline or mobile number to the "do not call" list.
Telemarketing companies will have to update their databases at the end of each month with the new blocked numbers - meaning it could take up to a month before your registration takes effect.
Registration lasts three years, at which point you should receive an email or letter asking if you wish to renew.
Bloctel will also enable people to file a complaint if they continue to receive unwanted calls, with fines of up to €75,000 for offenders.