Look out for this one.....

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My mate just sent me this one, seems several people have been stung already...........

USEFUL INFORMATION

Please be aware....

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
Icstis Homepage
 

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The number was closed down by Icstis in December 2005, and the £15 charge is an urban myth. If you do a search you will find plenty of other references to this in the Scam section, but the same old chain email is still doing the rounds.

"During the Christmas period 2005, a number of people across the UK received cards from Parcel Delivery Services (a service run through a service provider called Studio Telecom). When ICSTIS were informed of the content and promotion of this service we invoked our Emergency Procedure - for details click this link - Icstis Service Provider - Handling Complaints) and removed access to the service (operating on 20 numbers) on 29 December 2005.


Although the scam outlined in the message was true, the claim that an immediate £15 fee was charged as well as the per minute cost is unfounded. ICSTIS notes that, "the reference to £15 is an urban myth. It is not possible for a £15 charge to be made on connection."
 
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