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Postal Scam

November 20, 2009
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From Kingston Centre for Independent Living

Postal Scam
Can you 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  09066611911 (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 020 7239 6655.

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  1. November 23, 2009 5:00 pm

    This is an outdated chain mail. Please check the website of the premium rate service regulator PhonepayPlus

    http://phonepayplus.stage.xmlondon.com/output/news/POSTAL-SCAM-CHAIN-EMAIL-2009.aspx

    POSTAL SCAM CHAIN EMAIL – PHONEPAYPLUS’ STATEMENT
    22/10/2009 00:00:00

    PhonepayPlus, the phone-paid services regulator, is aware that a chain e-mail about an alleged postal scam is being circulated on the internet. The email refers to the Royal Mail, Trading Standards and ICSTIS (PhonepayPlus’ former name).

    PhonepayPlus appreciates that recipients of the email may want to find out more information about the alleged scam and has therefore issued the following statement:

    # The chain email refers to a service (operating on 0906 6611911) that was shut down by PhonepayPlus (then ICSTIS) in December 2005.

    # PhonepayPlus subsequently fined the company that was operating the service, Studio Telecom (based in Belize), £10,000.

    # The service is NO LONGER running and has NOT been running since December 2005.

    # You do NOT need to contact PhonepayPlus, or the Royal Mail, about this service as it was stopped almost four years ago.

    # If you receive a copy of the email warning you about the alleged scam, please do NOT forward it to others. Instead, please forward this statement from PhonepayPlus.

    # If you receive a delivery card through your letterbox which you do not believe is genuine and which asks you to dial a premium rate number, you can contact PhonepayPlus on 0800 500 212 (Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm) for further guidance.

    # Please go to http://www.phonepayplus.org.uk/output/FAQ.aspx for useful information about how to recognise phone-paid services and understand what they cost, and some simple tips to help you enjoy using services with confidence.

    # For more detailed information about PhonepayPlus’ work, please visit http://www.phonepayplus.org.uk.

  2. November 23, 2009 5:42 pm

    Dear Mr. Richter,

    I am most grateful for your reply. I can assure you that the warning came to us from an unimpeachable source. You will see that I have posted your reply as a comment and inserted a post of my own drawing attention to it.

    PAUL JOHNSTON

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