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  • Royal Mail postal scam.

    Royal Mail 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 £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/>>
    or your local trading standards office.


    This is a genuine scam and is under investigation by ICSTIS


    Christine Stobbs
    Customer Information Manager
    Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce
    Oak Tree Court
    Harry Weston Road
    Coventry CV3 2UN
    Tel: 02476 654108
    Regards Billy Boy :)

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  • #2
    Hello,

    I have been doing a lot of research on this email. I can confirm this is now a hoax. ICSTIS closed the number down on 29 Dec 2005 from the original scam. Despite a number of high profile websites who have been taken in by the new email warning, this should now be confined to "spam email" as there is no evidence that the original scam is up and running.

    The ICSTIS press office are now actively advising local government and media websites to remove this warning

    http://www.icstis.org.uk/pdfs_news/email.pdf and Royal Mail Postal Scam PDS - Midlands Weather Forum - A UK Weather Forum

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    • #3
      Thanks for that Optrex,

      We can see a lot clearer now.
      Regards Billy Boy :)

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      • #4
        perhaps we can have the thread removed.

        Spam alot eh
        Regards Billy Boy :)

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        .`?.??.???`?.??.???`?.? ><((((?>

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        • #5
          i thought it was a good warning even if they have been closed down,,,,
          In darkness we do what we can
          In daylight we're oblivion

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          • #6
            you could always ring the number just to check

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