Irish viewers are not entering the UK international calling code before dialling and were instead directed to locals in the Mayo town.
Those who made the calls believed they were being connected to the Babestation adult chat line, according to the Sunday Independent.
COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER DENIS Naughten has said his department is working to resolve claims Westport residents are being bombarded with calls for adult chat line.
Mayo TD Michael Ring said that many people living in the town were being called by people who believed they had contacted a UK-based late night adult chat channel.
However, on Monday we were asked to call up some people in random and have sexual conversations with them,” said one of the girls who lodged the police complaint.“The woman threatened us when we refused to do the job.
If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.“We have detained a woman from a telecalling institute in North 24 Pargana district’s Barasat for allegedly asking some of her employees to indulge in adult chatting with their customers,” said an officer from Barasat police station.According to the complainants, the woman, who gave advertisements in the news papers offering female telecallers’ jobs, allegedly asked the new joiners to have a sexual conversation by calling up people.“We were offered a telecallers’ job and were given a seven day training.A spokesperson for Minister Denis Naughten said this evening that he has asked his officials to contact Comreg today to comprehensively deal with the matter with their UK counterparts Ofcom.“Both organisations are now working to solve the problem.