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Postal scam

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by wannabeminime, 14 November 2008 Social URL.

  1. wannabeminime

    wannabeminime Gold Member

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    Subject: Postal Scam

    Can you circulate this around especially as Christmas 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 £15 for the phone call.

    Confirmed on Snopes;

    snopes.com: Parcel Delivery Service Fraud
     
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    Taz Spam Hunter

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    This has been done before. Evil people preying on the confusion of the holiday season
     
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    Thanks for this. Just printing it out to circulate to my family.
     
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    Starlit_Cazza Restart 3/9/2013

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    Ummmmm hun...

    If you actually read the link!

    It is about a scam from 2 years ago, and refers to something that actually happened in 2005. So dont worry too much :D
     
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    Still good to be on guard from things like this. People are so desperate they are pinching the lead flashings from roofs so this is a scam that could easily rear it's head again
     
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    Can't believe the lengths some folks go to to deceive others.
     
  8. wannabeminime

    wannabeminime Gold Member

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    It has happened to 2 of my clients recently; ie within the last 2 weeks! With one of them i was there when she received the card and that was last week!
     
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