North Wales Welsh Liberal Democrats AM Aled Roberts is supporting calls from Age Cymru for the Welsh Government to legally enforce “No Cold Calling Zones” in Wales.
Mr Roberts, (pictured left) Welsh Lib Dem spokesperson for older people, said: “Older people are particularly vulnerable to unwelcome contact in a variety of forms from companies and individuals who all too often pressurise them into parting with substantial sums of money.
“Sadly, in many instances, the goods or services that were paid for are never delivered or are of sub-standard quality.
“I welcome Age Cymru’s “Scams and Swindles” campaign and fully support its aims to penalise cold callers who operate in the designated zones.
“Whilst there are already some safeguards in place to dissuade cold callers, the weight of legal enforcement and prosecution will provide a welcome deterrent.”