CUMBRIA Police are warning of 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.

Police have warned that while the TPS is an actual service, they do not sell boxes that stop nuisance calls.

The TPS offer a free service that allows users to opt out of receiving unsolicited sales and marketing calls.

They do not contact subscribers to ask for personal or payment details to complete registration.

Police are advising people never to give out their personal or bank details to an unknown caller.

If they are interested in the service, take a name and number and check with the company details online or in the phonebook.