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    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 <file:///\\www.icstis.org.uk
    <file://www.icstis.org.uk/> >

    Please circulate this to avoid anyone else being ripped off.

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    Had something like this through a week ago, then another one for previous residents today, but binned them both for the exact reasons you mentioned just looked dodgy. Cheers for the heads up though.

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    I just called the wife and told her about it.
    Cheers

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    Urban Myths again, sorry.

    These come out every year, and are scare mongering only.


    However, it is always good to be vigilant again wrongful things - if it look too good to be true ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ste View Post
    Urban Myths again, sorry.

    These come out every year, and are scare mongering only.


    However, it is always good to be vigilant again wrongful things - if it look too good to be true ....
    so the 15 quid connection fee and 1.50 a min call is just a myth try telling those that have allready been stung.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yorkshireborn View Post
    so the 15 quid connection fee and 1.50 a min call is just a myth try telling those that have allready been stung.
    Do you persoanally know of anyone who has been 'stung' by this??

    Do a search of urban myths and you will find it, I have seen it before. It's also been posted on here previously too.

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    Look here One

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    http://www.snopes.com/fraud/telephone/pds.asp

    Seems to be true, although it started back in 2005. Given what Mark said, maybe they're trying it on again now that it's been 'forgotten' about?

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    They are identical are they not ?????? also look at the dates of the first posts.

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    See my last post.

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