Postal Scam


kaybee 15 6.6k 26 Scotland
16 Oct 2006 10:45PM
Have received this from police sources.

Please take note.......


Please be aware of the latest scam going around the south of the country at
the moment:

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 advise your local trading standards and
www.icstis.org.uk.

This is a genuine scam.
This service is under investigation by ICSTIS. Please be aware of this scam
and forward this information to as many as possible

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Big Bri 18 16.5k United Kingdom
16 Oct 2006 11:00PM
Been going quite a long time this one.

Look [link=news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/dorset/4586756.stm]here[/link]
andytvcams 16 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2006 11:03PM

Quote:Have received this from police sources.


And the BBC reported this on January 6th!
loweskid 18 2.0k 1 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2006 11:20PM
More info here
stevekhart 13 4.5k 3 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2006 12:19AM
and here


Quote:Status: True, but the scam has now been shut down.
VinceJones 14 862 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2006 1:18AM
Simple answer, get your phone company to put a lock your line to all premium rate numbers of this kind, that way you won't be able to dial it. Oh, not a good idea if you are one of those peeps trying to win the 10,000 offered daily by GMTV
mad-dogs 17 2.2k England
17 Oct 2006 7:49AM
Thanks for posting the phone number - it comes in useful when replying to people with billions in the bank who offer me a share if I help transfer it out of their country.

I reply asking that all further transactions are done securely by phone - and then give them a premium number to ring!
BradUK 14 553 3 England
17 Oct 2006 8:13AM
This also serves as a good example of how by the time a genuine scam reaches the email circuit, it has been tweaked for shock factor with no resemblence to the truth which then defeats the whole point of it as many will ignore it knowing that instantly being charged 15 for a phone is rubbish thus bring the validity of the whole warning into question.

It was a 1.50 a minute line (the maximum charge on a premium line), costing around 9 to listen to the six minute message.
mamboandrew 15 328 England
17 Oct 2006 8:26AM

Quote:Have received this from police sources.



Quote:
And the BBC reported this on January 6th!



Quote:Status: True, but the scam has now been shut down.



Good to see the Police are up to speed on these things then!

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