Four charities are being investigated by the Information Commissioner amid claims they conastcted vulnerable people on an official ‘opt out’ database.
The NSPCC, British Red Cross, Oxfam, and Macmillan Cancer Support are accused of calling people registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS), which bars unsolicited sales calls.
The claims were made in a Daily Mail undercover report on a call centre.
The charities said they took the claims seriously and were addressing them. Meanwhile, the fundraising Standards Board said complaints about charity fundraising had risen by 8%.