Unsolicited contact: approaches experienced in the United Kingdom 2017, by region

This statistic presents the share of adults in the United Kingdom who have had experienced unsolicited approaches in 2017, by region. In the North East of England, 79 percent of respondents said that they had experienced an unsolicited approach about pensions or investment that may have been a scam, the most of any region.

In the last 12 months have you received any the following unsolicited calls, texts or emails?*

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Release date

June 2018


United Kingdom

Survey time period

December 2016 to April 2017

Number of respondents

12,864 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

UK adults

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The questions were phrased by the source as follows:

"In the last 12 months have you received any unsolicited calls, texts or emails from claims management companies offering you help to make a claim for compensation?"

"Have you experienced any of the following unsolicited approaches in the last 12 months?"

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