Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Christmas mail scam warning

Please circulate this around especially as Christmas 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)

PhonepayPlus - welcome to the PhonepayPlus home page: "PhonepayPlus is the organisation that regulates products or services - such as competitions, TV voting, helplines, adult entertainment, downloads, new alerts or interactive games - that are charged to users' phone bills or pre-pay accounts."

Yvonne Davies - Chief Executive
Birmingham Citizens Advice Bureau Service Ltd
Ground Floor, Gazette Buildings
168 Corporation Street
Birmingham B4 6TF
Tel: 0121 683 6910/687 5350


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