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Cold calling scam alert
Cumbria Police are warning local communities about telephone, computer and cold calling scams. Recently, information has been received relating to a scam caller purporting to be from the Telephone Preference Service (TPS).The caller claims that there have been a lot of nuisance calls in the resident’s area and that they can stop all nuisance calls for a one off payment. After payment the caller claims they will send a box that plugs into the telephone socket or attaches to the telephone that will stop nuisance calls. Whilst the TPS is an actual service, they do not sell boxes that stop nuisance calls. The TPS offer a free service that allows you to opt out of receiving unsolicited calls. Call 0845 070 0707.