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A company that made 1.6 million nuisance calls to try and sell solar panels and green energy equipment has been fined £60,000 by the ICO.

Omega Marketing Services Ltd, based in Glasgow, ignored the rules around telephone marketing when it called people who were registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) and who had not given their permission to receive calls.

The ICO’s investigation was triggered when it started getting complaints about phone numbers that enforcement officers identified from a previous case.

The numbers had been linked to MyIML Ltd, a firm the ICO fined £80,000 for making nuisance calls in February 2016. The ICO investigation revealed the numbers were transferred to Omega Marketing Services Ltd and that the company was making nuisance calls.  To read the ICO’s press release in full, click here.