Postal Scam Alert

Maybe a lot of you will have received an email about this already, but many without internet access won't have heard about it. Please take a moment to make the elderly and vulnerable aware of it. This scam has been confirmed by Royal Mail and is especially relevant as Christmas is fast approaching.

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. This is a 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 0207 2396655 or ICSTIS (the premium rate service regulator) at, or your local trading standards office.

Posted: Mon - November 13, 2006 at 07:40 PM