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Rant Mail scam

Discussion in 'General' started by Kovoet, 1 Nov 2011.

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  1. Kovoet

    Kovoet New Member

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    To what levels do these a..holes go to next.

    Apparent mail scam doing the rounds - maybe worth taking note with Christmas on the way?

    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 £315 for the phone call.
    If you do receive a card with these details, then please contact Royal Mail Fraud on 020 7239 6655 or 020 7239 6655 .



    For more information, see the Crime Stoppers website: http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/crime-prevention/helping-prevent-crime/scams/postal-delivery-scam
     
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  2. yassarikhan786

    yassarikhan786 Ultramodder(Not)

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    Thanks for the information mate, will look out for this.
     
  3. TheKrumpet

    TheKrumpet Once more, into the breach!

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    Wow, that's ridiculous. +1 for spreading this information.
     
  4. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Well-Known Member

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  5. chrisdj

    chrisdj New Member

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    Though if you click through to the link you provided, it says this scam has been stopped in 2005, so either something similar making the rounds, or its a double hoax! Inception style!
     
  6. Kovoet

    Kovoet New Member

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    yep unfortunately my wife's place of work was hit
     
  7. yassarikhan786

    yassarikhan786 Ultramodder(Not)

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    I'll make my colleagues at work aware of this. Once again, thanks for spreading the information.
     
  8. TheStockBroker

    TheStockBroker Well-Known Member

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    Surely this should be under 'LOL'?

    I would immediately dial that number on as many phones as I can, to see how much I can rack up; but knowing the proceeds probably go terrorism or something equally bad - I'll restrain myself.

    It is funny that people actually fall for this stuff though; modern day natural selection?
     
  9. David

    David RIP Tel

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    Please feel free to correct me, but I'm sure years ago BT confirmed that it was no longer possible to scam someone for more than a few pounds on these bogus premium rate lines.
     
  10. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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  11. yassarikhan786

    yassarikhan786 Ultramodder(Not)

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  12. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    Lol, fail.
     
  13. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    It's a hoax (I know you had good intentions), the maximum possible call cost per minute by BT is £1.50. Closing this thread to prevent any more spammage.
     
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