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
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 !
Re: Postal Scam
#444857 18th Nov 20109:17pm18th Nov 20109:17pm
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 .
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)
If I accidentally express an opinion then I humbly apologise, please give me a polite reminder that there are highly sensitive and nefarious people that don't like opinions, facts or history - but still visit forums!
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Received on my phone today as a message I don't know if this is the same or similar scam resurfacing. Mine was for a charge of Â£1-99 by Royal Mail a parcel awaiting collection phone 447534496644 and a link https://postmailstatus.support/RoyalMail