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Warning - Postal Scam

#1
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.

Postal Scam:

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.
 
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#2
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.
 
#6
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
 
#8
#11
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from a number of sources over the past couple of weeks so I checked it out myself and Snopes is actually rating it as 'Outdated' see link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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