Most of us get agitated by cold calling telephone calls and do what we can to block or avoid them.
One such way is to register with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS).
However, some criminal elements are using that to defraud unsuspecting people.
We have been made aware of people being contacted by telephone by those purporting to be from the TPS. They will either attempt to get you to ‘sign up’ to the service, for which you will be told there is a charge or that your TPS agreement is about to expire and needs to be renewed. Both will require all your personal details and credit card details to be provided.
BEWARE – THIS IS A SCAM! The TPS is a FREE service and anyone wishing to register can find more details on their website at www.tpsonline.org.uk
The TPS will never contact you requiring payments or credit card details and once registered there is no further need to update it. If you suspect you have been contacted by a fraudulent organisation the advice is to report it to Action Fraud at http://www.actionfraud.police.uk