British politeness could be hindering the fight against scammers – as millions believe it is ‘rude’ to hang up on them

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Researchers found Brits receive more than 150 million suspicious calls a week, with 60 per cent reporting they have had more since March 2020.

But despite the inconvenience and danger, one in five adults believes hanging up on someone is rude – even if the caller is a scammer.

Another 20 per cent feel ‘obliged’ to stay on the line to hear them out.

The poll of 2,000 adults, commissioned by Santander, found nearly half (47 per cent) receive three or more of these calls per week, with almost a quarter (23 per cent) receiving at least five.

But one in 10 are targeted at least once a day.

And despite fraud experts advising that the best way to deal with a suspicious call is to simply hang up, almost half (47 per cent) of those polled fail to do so.

In response, Santander has teamed up with the Chelsea Pensioners, to empower Brits to say, ‘Push Off, Politely’ to suspicious callers.

Donning their iconic scarlet uniforms, the Chelsea Pensioners performed a united rendition of the classic wartime song ‘Good-bye-ee!’ and have some choice words for scam callers.

The research comes as fraud experts warn that giving a scam caller the opportunity to engage in conversation can lead to disastrous consequences.

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