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Scam Alert

Community Veteran
Posts: 1,850
Registered: 11-08-2007

Scam Alert

          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.
these rotters will probably clean up, so tell all the people you value not to bite.
edit:  i see that this is under the head 'is this a scam.'  YES IT IS!
jimShockedrange all caps in title changed as per Forum Rules mod:end
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Re: SCAM ALERT

Another hoax http://www.hoax-slayer.com/pds-phone-scam.html ;
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Brief Analysis
Was true, but the scam was shut down in late 2005. Despite claims in the warning, the scam is not reoccurring in 2010.
Community Veteran
Posts: 1,699
Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: Scam Alert

Isn't there another thread on this? I'm sure I posted on that a few days ago  Huh
John
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Re: Scam Alert

Quote from: artificer
edit:  i see that this is under the head 'is this a scam.'  YES IT IS!
[Moderator's note by Jim (Oldjim)  all caps in title changed as per Forum Rules ]
I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
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Posts: 1,699
Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: Scam Alert

No it's not - it was a scam - 5 years ago!