The scam involves fraudsters purporting to be from an ‘official’ service which protects against nuisance calls. The scammers target households that are weary of endless nuisance phone calls, and offer a paid-for service that they claim will block cold callers. The service is offered at a very small and attractive monthly tariff and requires the householder to provide full bank details.
Callers claim to be from a company called TPS, or to offer an enhanced version of the TPS’ call blocking service. However this service is always free of charge from the Telephone Preference Scheme (TPS) and they would never ask for bank details or call you out of the blue. The only reason TPS would phone is to return a phone call. So if you do receive a call claiming to be from the TPS, you can assume it’s false. Islanders are reminded to always exercise extreme caution when providing bank or card details to individuals over the telephone and not to provide any details to cold callers regardless of how confident of persuasive they may seem; if in doubt hang up.
Anyone who falls victim to this scam and believes they have lost money, should report it to the Police on 612612
You are being redirected to an automatically translated version of the States of Jersey Police website.
Because the translation is electronically generated we cannot give any assurance that it is free of errors or omissions, or that it is an accurate translation of the English text.
A sua chamada vai ser dirigida para uma versão de tradução automátic dos States of Jersey Police website (Estado da Policia de Jersey).
A tradução é eletronicamente generada, nós não podemos garantir de que seja livre de erros e omissões ou de que seja tradução correto do texto Inglês.
Zostales przekierowany do automatycznie przetlumaczonej wersji strony internetowej Policji Stanowej Jersey.
Poniewaz tlumaczenie jest wygenerowane automatycznie nie mozemy zagwarantowac ze jest ono wolne od bledow iprzoczenoraz ze jest precyzyjnym tlumaczeniem angielskiego tekstu.