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Thread: Postal Scam

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    Default Postal Scam

    Got this in an email - don't know if it has been posted before.

    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 (the premium rate service regulator) at www.icstis.org.uk

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    WOW ! thanks for the warning Tiptop, me being gullible would of phoned it had i received it. jan x
    computer says no ........

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    Could people please do some checks before posting spammed emails of this type? It only takes a few seconds on Google.

    Most of these things are hoaxes and cause unnecessary concern. Indeed, I think this is the first apparently-genuine one I've ever seen on this forum. Look here for a summary.

    The Snopes web page states that access to the advertised 090 number was removed on December 29, 2005. Note, however, that it was last updated on April 8, 2006.
    Last edited by DrSzin; 01-Nov-06 at 11:59.

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    Ah wise words from the doc.

    I did check this on the ICSTIS web site before posting - here's the info:

    This is what we know about the number you entered (09066611911).

    We have the following information about this number.

    • This is a card posted through your letter box from PDS Parcel Delivery suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and to call the premium rate number in question. This service costs 1.50 per minute from BT landlines (Higher rates may apply if the call is made through a different phone network).
    • This service is under investigation by ICSTIS.
    We also have contact details for the company that provides this service. If you have any queries about it, please get in touch with them to find out more.

    Studio Telecom
    studiotelecom@gmail.com
    1 Mapp Street
    Belize
    Belize City
    Central America

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    Default hell

    people suck sometimes... thank you 4 the tip
    WoRdS ShOuLd Be SiMpLe An VoIcEs SoFt !!!

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