Police have issued an apology to a company they accused of being involved in a cold calling scam.Even if they had been doing such a thing, that wouldn't necessarily have been illegal, of course. So quite why the police felt a need to stick their oar in (rather than punt it to Trading Standards) is anyone's guess.
CPR Global Ltd were said to be charging people for a service which prevents unwanted cold calls when the Telephone Preference Service is available free of charge.
But stick their oar in they did, and hilarity ensued!Translation: 'Pleeeease don't sue us!'
Chris English from the Southend Crime and Disorder Partnership said: "We issued this warning with every good intention based on the information provided to us."Translation: 'We got this email, like, and thought it was proper bad, innit?'
"We have since discovered that the named company provide a different service to that provided by the Telephone Preference Service and, as such, we should not have directly compared the two."Translation: 'What do you mean, check it out? We're busy, and the cuts, and...'
"We would like to apologise unreservedly to CPR Global Ltd for releasing this inaccurate information and for any inconvenience caused."