Lincolnshire Trading Standards advise caution if you answer the phone to someone claiming to be from the Telephone Preference Service (TPS). The caller is likely to be a ‘scammer’ who, at some point during the call, will ask you for your bank details. The genuine TPS is a free service available at which is intended to reduce unwanted nuisance phone calls. They would never ask for bank details and would never cold-call you PLEASE DON’T GIVE PERSONAL OR FINANCIAL DETAILS TO ANYONE IN THESE CIRCUMSTANCES