They are the bane of our lives.

Now a new study by CPR Call Blocker had found that the average person in West Yorkshire receives 12 nuisance calls every month.

And an astonishing 14 per cent of people have reported that they receive a staggering 26-30 nuisance calls on a monthly basis.

The most prolific types of nuisance calls to be received are PPI claims and car accident compensation followed by automated marketing calls.

More than half of residents in Yorkshire have had a nuisance caller consistently call them over a period of time, even though they have told them to stop calling.

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What’s more, 21% of people have either been scammed over the phone or know someone who has been.

The survey also revealed that one in five of us have handed over money to a charity because we felt guilty and pressured rather than having a genuine interest in the charity.

Handing over money and personal details over the phone is causing consumers in Yorkshire to worry for the vulnerable with 24 per cent saying nuisance calls are the biggest concern for elderly relatives living on their own.