Warning - Postal Scam

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  1. Jim

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    I wasn't sure where to post this, I've checked it on snopes and it's rated TRUE. Mods, feel free to delete if you feel it's inappropriate.

     
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    Wow!! Thanks for that Jim, sounds pretty nasty. This time of the year is when parcels are likely to arrive so people could easily get caught out on this one.
     
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    Thanks for that Jim. I'm always shopping at the moment (I have an excuse now with the weight loss..lol) and have cards dropped through my door regularly.
     
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    Thanks Jim, better to be safe than sorry :)
     
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    God thats despicable! But pretty clever I guess!
     
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    Jim, is this valid only to UK, right? I'm from another UE country and I didn't understand if this is happening only on UK or in another european countries as well.

    Thanks in advance
     
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    As far as I know it's restricted to mainland UK Aline.
     
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    Thanks for the info;)
     
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    Many thanks for posting this Jim, I'll be sure to be extra vigilant :)
     
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    thanks Jim
     
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    Hi - I've received this from a number of sources over the past couple of weeks so I checked it out myself and Snopes is actually rating it as 'Outdated' see link
    snopes.com: Parcel Delivery Service Fraud
    It's been running since 2006 and they ask that if you do receive a copy of the e-mail warning you don't forward it to others. They do say at the end of the blurb however that, despite it's age, it's a common type of scam so people are well advised to be aware of it :)
     
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