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#444828 - 18th Nov 2010 7:21pm Postal Scam
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I received this email today...

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.

For more information, see the Crime Stoppers website

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#444840 - 18th Nov 2010 8:23pm Re: Postal Scam [Re: ponytail]
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Heard about this at the newspaper shop in shopping centre at Ellesmere Port today.

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#444847 - 18th Nov 2010 8:58pm Re: Postal Scam [Re: davew3]
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I'm pretty sure this scam was doing the rounds this time last year. The only difference being, if I recall, was that when you dialled the premium rate number, you were charged 15 not 315. I guess that's inflation for you !

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#444857 - 18th Nov 2010 9:17pm Re: Postal Scam [Re: ]
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I heard about this on Roger Phillips program today.
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#444858 - 18th Nov 2010 9:17pm Re: Postal Scam [Re: ]
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It crops up every year,
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Always worth reminding people. thumbsup

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#444920 - 18th Nov 2010 10:35pm Re: Postal Scam [Re: Colgo]
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what if the contact number for the Royal Mail fraud is the real scam

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#444997 - 19th Nov 2010 9:42am Re: Postal Scam [Re: derekdwc]
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surely the royal mail know about this scam so wont actually put the charge on your bill or even if they do you can surely challenge this cost as it is clearly a con and illegal number .the call should then be reversed and the account holder for the number should be charged .

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#445011 - 19th Nov 2010 11:09am Re: Postal Scam [Re: stumpyduck]
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What drivel - it has nothing to do with Royal Mail, they do not regulate the contents of post.

That phone number (on BT) is charged at "p0" charge band which is 149.989 pence per minute (call it 1.50 per minute)
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#445014 - 19th Nov 2010 11:26am Re: Postal Scam [Re: diggingdeeper]
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I remember last year seeing somewhere they were no longer operating and although this has happened in the past. I believe the people responsible were caught and punished.

Even if there's still a similar scheme I hope people would be more vigilant when it comes to calling an 09 number

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#445027 - 19th Nov 2010 12:08pm Re: Postal Scam [Re: polo_phil]
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I don't know if this helps????

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