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#367486 - 21st Nov 2009 5:41pm Parcel Scam Warning from Royal Mail *****
jimbob Offline

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Registered: 26th Nov 2008
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BE EVER VIGILANT !!!!!



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 15 for the phone call.
If you do receive a card with these
Details, then please contact Royal Mail Fraud on 02072396655 or ICSTIS
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#367493 - 21st Nov 2009 7:15pm Re: Parcel Scam Warning from Royal Mail [Re: jimbob]
Wheels Offline
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Thanks for the heads up

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#367505 - 21st Nov 2009 8:43pm Re: Parcel Scam Warning from Royal Mail [Re: Wheels]
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Originally Posted By: jimbob
BE EVER VIGILANT !!!!!



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 15 for the phone call.
If you do receive a card with these
Details, then please contact Royal Mail Fraud on 02072396655 or ICSTIS

15 QUID for a call thats madness frown no
Originally Posted By: Wheels
Thanks for the heads up

yerr bud as wheels says thanks dude! happy
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#367572 - 21st Nov 2009 11:30pm Re: Parcel Scam Warning from Royal Mail [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
Volly Offline
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Registered: 8th Oct 2009
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yeah, i've heard about this before.

seems to happen every year.

it's a bit like the car park scam where they ................

actually, i'll post a new thread about that one, lol

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#399663 - 5th Apr 2010 10:11pm Re: Parcel Scam Warning from Royal Mail [Re: Volly]
Nigel Offline

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Registered: 26th Mar 2010
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Ofcomm should not allow that amount to be charged for a phone call in the 1st place!??
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#399672 - 6th Apr 2010 12:30am Re: Parcel Scam Warning from Royal Mail [Re: Nigel]
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I got the UPS scam by e mail yesterday. It says a parcel cannot be delivered and wants you to open a link. The link contains some kind of virus, be careful I was nearly fooled into opening the attachment.
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#399697 - 6th Apr 2010 10:12am Re: Parcel Scam Warning from Royal Mail [Re: Capt_America]
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i got caught out with this 1 could not use computer virus very bad

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#399698 - 6th Apr 2010 10:20am Re: Parcel Scam Warning from Royal Mail [Re: dodie]
StuyMac Offline

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Registered: 24th Nov 2003
Posts: 12002
Loc: Wirralshire
Someone has mislaid the . on the price. The max connection charge for a number starting 09 is 1.50.

Whilst the fraudsters dont have to tell the operator what the number is for, the operator governs the price.

Id also be surprised if you lost your money in this manner any more. The operator bills you and then pays their customer - if the number was found to be fraudulant, you would be refunded before the operator gave the money to their customer.
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#399712 - 6th Apr 2010 11:17am Re: Parcel Scam Warning from Royal Mail [Re: StuyMac]
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Registered: 7th Dec 2008
Posts: 5346
Loc: Birkenhead
Just received the "Unclaimed Prize" scam through the post.
"Just call 09066 659838 and listen for allocation code etc. etc.etc." Unfortunately some poor sods must fall for these things as they keep sending them out, be aware folks.
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#399715 - 6th Apr 2010 11:28am Re: Parcel Scam Warning from Royal Mail [Re: Capt_America]
PaulWirral
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Originally Posted By: Capt_America
I got the UPS scam by e mail yesterday. It says a parcel cannot be delivered and wants you to open a link. The link contains some kind of virus, be careful I was nearly fooled into opening the attachment.


I've been getting them for some weeks. I just delete them cos I know what I have ordered and what firm is delivering.

Its all about being aware and using some common sense.

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#399716 - 6th Apr 2010 11:30am Re: Parcel Scam Warning from Royal Mail [Re: BandyCoot]
StuyMac Offline

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Registered: 24th Nov 2003
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Despite the fact that it is a rip off, if there is the possibility of something being won, then it is totally legal frown

...it the one that says there is a parcel for you when there isnt thats not legal.
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#399737 - 6th Apr 2010 12:01pm Re: Parcel Scam Warning from Royal Mail [Re: StuyMac]
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Registered: 7th Dec 2008
Posts: 5346
Loc: Birkenhead
The rule of thumb is that if you haven't ordered owt and it's an 09xx number you have to ring, give it a miss, it's a scam. Heard of too many folks getting ripped off by the scam to even think of risking it. If anyone else fancies it then that's up to them.
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#399760 - 6th Apr 2010 2:23pm Re: Parcel Scam Warning from Royal Mail [Re: StuyMac]
PaulWirral
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Originally Posted By: StuyMac
Despite the fact that it is a rip off, if there is the possibility of something being won, then it is totally legal frown

...it the one that says there is a parcel for you when there isnt thats not legal.


I don't mind getting ripped now because apparently I had a dead relative that I never knew who I had and has left me a vast sum of money. All I had to do is send a cheque to Nigeria for legal fees.

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#399887 - 7th Apr 2010 3:47am Re: Parcel Scam Warning from Royal Mail [Re: ]
TheDr Offline
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Registered: 23rd Feb 2010
Posts: 2631
Loc: Wirral
Originally Posted By: PaulWirral

I don't mind getting ripped now because apparently I had a dead relative that I never knew who I had and has left me a vast sum of money. All I had to do is send a cheque to Nigeria for legal fees.


Me too !!!

Hey I wonder if it's the same person and we're related ??

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#433710 - 24th Sep 2010 7:08pm Re: Parcel Scam Warning from Royal Mail [Re: ]
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Registered: 5th Sep 2010
Posts: 459
Loc: wirral
What they are is one of these rogue personal antivirus lin ks. When you click on the link they scan your comp and tell you it's infected with nine million trojan horses. They blaock all your programmes and say you must buy their programme to get rid of the 'trojans'.

Bit like a protection racket.

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