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TPS Scam warning

by Iain Roberts on 25 August, 2015

It seems that no good idea goes un-scammed!

We’ve had reports of elderly people being called up by someone claiming to be from the Telephone Preference Service (that opts you out of nuisance calls – or would do if the callers observed it).

The caller says that there’s an £84 fee to renew TPS membership and pressures the person to pay up.

This is of course complete nonsense – the TPS is free.

Please warn elderly friends and relatives to be on the look-out. If someone calls you asking for money to renew TPS listing, hang up and report it to the Police.

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2 Responses

  1. Karen Sandler says:

    The TPS might be free, but it’s totally useless, both on landlines and mobiles. I have registered my phones loads of times and reported phishing calls to the TPS. Nothing, happens whatsoever.

  2. Harry Bull says:

    I must say that since we registered about 12 months ago that the number of unsolicited calls we get has greatly diminished.
    Plus, if you ask to speak to the caller’s supervisor and advise them that you are registered with TPS this also has the desired effect.

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