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I've just been sent this from a friend. It may be helpful.
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 http://www.icstis.org.uk/ http://www.icstis.org.uk/
or your local trading standards office.
This is a genuine scam and is under investigation by ICSTIS
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Noted. Thanks for the info.
Cheers's for that.
This is an old one, been circulated number of times before. Think the £15 should read £1.50 as there is no premium rate at £15 a min. Still, its like the 419 scams, they never give up.
Last week I received a phone call, a recorded message saying much the same thing....Mike
i called that number and they kept me on hold for 15 minutes
Well why not ring again see if you get through a bit quicker this time
Hands up all those that know every time they make a call how much it costs per/min...not many I bet.
It's about time phone companies did something about it instead of lapping up the profits.
3pence on NTL
Quote: It's about time phone companies did something about it instead of lapping up the profits.
Couldn't agree more.
Quote: 3pence on NTL
Try phoning the number in the original post and see how much that costs...bet it ain't 3p.
I use 18185 which is very cheap, but some specific numbers won't give you the cheap rate.
Quote: I use 18185 which is very cheap
Once you've started using that you won't look back!
For UK calls, apart from 4p connection charge it's free. You can make a 2 hour (or longer!) long distance call during peak hours and all it will cost is the 4p.
Overseas calls are cheaper than most similar providers too.
Quote: Once you've started using that you won't look back!
You're right, CB. I have been using that and 18866 for a few years now, and I must have saved a bomb. Mind you, when I started it was a 1p connection, so their charges have quadrupled!! Depending on which one I use, if I phone Spain, Sweden or Australia it works out at 1p or 2p a minute. Last time I looked BT was about 30p. My BT bill is the rental plus a few pence.
'er in the kitchen is from Germany...saved a small fortune on calls with 18185
Calls to the 0906 66 number above will still cost £1.50 p/m though :-(
You'd save even more with 1899, calls to Germany are free, just the 4p connection charge.
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