The latest from Digital Mail, as well as stories that caught our eye from the world of modern technology-assisted communications.

Telephone Preference Service: a bluffer's guide

Looking at telemarketing, but unsure about the red tape?

Have no fear: our handy bluffer’s guide to staying on the right side of the regulators will see you through – and could save you time and money too.

What’s the deal? Under the Privacy and Electronic Communications Act 2003, individuals and businesses can choose protection from unsolicited marketing calls, by opting out through the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) and Corporate Telephone Preference Service (CTPS).

Don't pay us if you've won the lottery

Recently Digital Mail has seen an upsurge in Advanced Fee Fraud, a scam where people are asked to pay money into our bank account to release their 'lottery winnings' (or other money they've come into through sheer good luck).

If you've been asked to do this please contact us, and inform Action Fraud, the UK's national fraud and internet crime reporting centre. For full instructions see: