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Postal Scam

Just saw this on Facebook, wether or not it's real I don't know.

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  • wingobinswingobins Forumite
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    This goes round every year! Thanks for the reminder :)
    It's like the one where you get a parcel delivered too and then they come immediately and say they delivered to wrong house and you get a bill for that parcel whatever item costs! There's always some scam going about!
    Big thanks to all who contribute to the forums. Be lucky everyone and be safe!
  • MoneybotMoneybot Forumite
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    The warning is a hoax

    Action Fraud is reminding everyone that a chain email circulating warning about a postal scam that could leave you £315 out of pocket - is a hoax.
    The hoax email reads:
    "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."
    If you receive this email just delete it and do not to forward it to anyone.
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  • originally appeared in 2005 (see hoax slayer)

    next youll see one on facebook about a piece of paper on the windscreen and they'll be someone in the back when you've removed it

    must be so easy to viralise these fake scams
  • mjm3346mjm3346 Forumite
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    Just saw this on Facebook, wether or not it's real I don't know.

    Always worth a look on Hoax slayer (although this one has been doing the rounds for at least 8 years - my local council still got caught out by it a couple of years ago)

    http://www.hoax-slayer.com/index.html



    http://www.hoax-slayer.com/pds-phone-scam.html
  • custardycustardy Forumite
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    Good to see the Christmas traditions still being kept......
  • And watch out for the paint mark on the pavement outside your house! It means they're after your pets for the local Chinese restaurant!!

    :wall:
  • sleepyjonessleepyjones Forumite
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    Oh well, better safe than sorry I guess ... Sorry I'm not as much of a nerd as you folks :)
  • custardycustardy Forumite
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    Oh well, better safe than sorry I guess ... Sorry I'm not as much of a nerd as you folks :)

    Keep checking. we will easily get into double figures on people posting this.
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