Postal Scam

Justin

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as i know a lot of us on here send and recieve a lot of parcels i thought i'd post this heads up

[FONT=&quot]Postal Scam:
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Can you circulate this around especially as Xmas is fast approaching -
it has been confirmed by Royal Mail. The Trading Standards Office are
making people aware of the following scam:

A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel
Delivery Service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel
and that you need to contact them on 0906 6611911 (a Premium rate
number).

DO NOT call this number, as this is a mail scam originating from Belize.

If you call the number and you start to hear a recorded message you
will already have been billed £315 for the phone call.

If you do receive a card with these details, then please contact Royal
Mail Fraud on 020 7239 6655.

For more information, see the Crime Stoppers website:

http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/crime-prevention/helping-prevent-crime/scams/postal-delivery-scam[/FONT]


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imnogeek

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I posted on another forum and was shot down :( (misserable gits)

turns out it is 5 years old

In December 2005 the premium rate number was shut down and the operator of the number was fined £10,000.

so no need to worry about this one but thanks anyway Justin, better safe than sorry.

Gary
 

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That popped up at work, apparently that email is the scam, or should I say spam?!? :D
 
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