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False Telephone Preference Service Calls
Fraudsters are cold-calling victims, falsely stating that they are calling from one of the well-known UK telecommunication service providers. They call victims claiming to provide a ‘Telephone Preference Service’ – an enhanced call-barring service, which includes barring international call centres.
The fraudsters ask victims to confirm/provide their bank account details, informing them that there is a one-off charge for the service. Victims instead see monthly debits deducted from their accounts, which they have not authorised. The fraudsters often target elderly victims.
In all instances, direct debits are set up without following proper procedure. The victim is not sent written confirmation of the direct debit instruction, which is supposed to be sent within three days.
On occasions when victims attempted to call back, the telephone number provided by the fraudster was either unable to be reached or the victim’s direct debit cancellation request was refused.
During 2017, there were 493 Action Fraud Reports relating to this fraud.
There is only one Telephone Preference Service (TPS). The TPS is the only official UK ‘do-not-call’ register for opting out of live telesales calls. It is FREE to sign-up to the register. TPS never charge for registration. You can register for this service at www.tpsonline.org.uk.
You will receive postal confirmation of genuine direct debits. If you notice unauthorised payments leaving your account, you should contact your bank promptly.
Always be wary of providing personal information, or confirming that personal information the caller already claims to hold is correct. Always be certain that you know who you talking to. If in doubt hang up immediately.
Save the Date
Woodborough Open Gardens
All profits to Nottingham Service Centre NSPCC
Sunday 24 June 2018
Delighted to announce that we will have at least 12 gardens open this year. But we warmly welcome any final offerings!
Please do not feel that your garden is not good enough- get in touch if you are interested.
Please remember our plant stall which will once again be masterminded by David Burgess. As you start to take cuttings and divide plants we are happy to receive any contributions.
Please bring to 26 Smalls Croft.
We are in need of an additional driver for the community minibus if anyone fancies doing a shift driving round the village.
And is anyone willing to be a first aider on standby for the event?
Last but not least – we will need an army of supporters/volunteers to help with stewarding at car parks/raffle selling/refreshments – so if you are willing to contribute any time to support this great village event please get in touch. If you can only offer an hour you are warmly welcome. Please get in touch
Contact Lynne Morgan 965 4745 or email@example.com
for more information.