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#181637 - 28th Oct 2007 10:23pm Postal / Delivery Scam
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Postal Scam


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 (the premium rate service regulator)
At www.icstis.org.uk
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#181648 - 28th Oct 2007 11:16pm Re: Postal / Delivery Scam [Re: Mark]
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why do bt or who ever sorts out the phones let them do this in the first place, surly the phone people should be under the knife if this is alowed to happen in the first place
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#181649 - 28th Oct 2007 11:21pm Re: Postal / Delivery Scam [Re: Sanchez]
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How can you be billed 15.00 for connecting to a number exactly?

The highest charge allowable under OFCOM and ICTIS guidlines is 1.50 per minute, so that fact is deffo incorrect!

Also, this scam is played out by many different company names, and has been going on for years, I know of one person who was caught out by it a few years ago.

Usually they pretend to be a courier service similar to the likes of Amtrak and City Link, and sometimes they can actually pretend to be one of them companies.

Key is, dont telephone a premium rate number (09) for any type of delivery service.

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#181659 - 28th Oct 2007 11:33pm Re: Postal / Delivery Scam [Re: MattLFC]
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cheers bud, 09 eh, i never new that smile
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