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health insurers in the future may no annoying advertising calls. This is from a Motion adopted by the Council of States. According to the Foundation for consumer protection (SKS), a Swiss in the month of around 18 million unwanted calls from all sorts of sources.

a Day to be bothered in Switzerland around 600'000 people with annoying Calls. Whether by phone, at the station or on the Internet. But what can you against unwanted advertising company? With these tips, it will save you a lot of Trouble.

phone Terror in the fixed network

Swisscom customers can leave since the end of November 2016, with the call filter, free of charge, unsolicited calls advertising on your fixed network connection block. Customers of other Telecom company can help a device called a call blocker: It will cost you around 60 francs, is connected between the telephone line and the telephone intercepts unwanted calls. A star entry in the telephone directory to prevent in addition, generally, ad calls, says Sara Stalder, managing Director of the SKS to 20 minutes: "he Who offends against it, behaves dishonestly, in accordance with article 3 of the Federal act against unfair competition." Such cases may report to the consumer via the form on the Website of the Foundation.

Annoying cell phone calls

On the phone, users have the ability to block unwanted calls by means of Apps. The SKS is recommended in your Webratgeber about the Apps Search.ch and Truecaller, which is available both for Android as well as iOS. The Foundation advises, however, to combine the Apps you should opt for. Consumers, of course, can also block individual numbers individually.

Unwanted letter mail

Who's advertising a self-addressed letter receives, can provide him with a Refusé-adhesive with data deletion job, the SKS has to offer. And then throw in the letter is unstamped in a Mailbox. For paper advertising, there is a so-called Robinson list. It contains addresses of people who want box any addressed advertising in the letter. The Swiss dialogue marketing Association leads the list. Consumers can use an online form to enter. The SKS also recommends, with the personal information sparingly. If you are informed of his address to someone, you should specify the "address only for this purpose use".

fundraiser at the railway station

Even in Public, often with annoying advertisers, trying to sell a membership in a club or a donation to elicit want to face. Companies such as Corris send for your Client professional "dial Ogre" into the field. What can you do? "Clearly and firmly tell, that no interest in a conversation is available," says Stalder of the SKS. In addition, you should write any pressure to do something. It is once in a conversation, for a decision in time. You can still be a little aufschwätzen, you generally have a right of withdrawal (see Box).

Irritating Facebook advertising

Social Media offers are advertising dependent. But sometimes you get Ads that irritate a just. On some platforms, such as Facebook, you can hide such advertising and Facebook by clicking tell you that you are not interested in this type of content. Then it remains only to hope that the Algorithms take into account the incident in the future in the selection of advertising. Otherwise, there are still adblockers for different browsers and operating systems. In the rule set, on which pages, what kind may be displayed advertising or blocked. (Taken over by 20 minutes, edited, of the daily Gazette.ch/Newsnet.)

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Created: 07.02.2019, 07:47 PM

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