THE ‘TELEPHONE PREFERENCE SERVICE’ SCAM HAS RAISED ITS HEAD AGAIN…
I received an email this morning from a Neighbourhood Coordinator, and this is what he had to say:
‘I had a call at home from a man with an Indian accent. He stated that he was confirming my details for the telephone preference service and that I would not be receiving any nuisance calls. He asked me to confirm I still paid by direct debit to BT, and then asked me to confirm the credit card I paid with date expired in year 17.
At this point I challenged him where had he got this information from – he tried to say he had only the year. I said I want to know where you have got that information from. At which point he hung up.’
(Thanks to Phil for this information – he is going to speak to BT.)
You may recall that I personally had a problem in March this year with these callers and also I heard about the scam last year from a NHW Coordinator.
If you get a phone call like the above, then please report the cold calling offenders, to the following:
- Report Telephone Preference Service breaches online at http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/ or by calling them on 0800 398893. There is some good advice on their website under: http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/news1.html
- Report suspected scams to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or on line at http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud