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A chain email warning people about a postal scam that could leave you £315 out of pocket is a hoax

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Subject: Postal Scam

Message Content:

FYI!

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.

Action: This is a Hoax Email Do not Pass it on - if anybody sends you this warning send them a link to this page.

However, despite claims the scam has been recently confirmed by Royal Mail and the Trading Standards Office, (not in fact true) it was in fact shut down in 2005 and is not reoccurring today.

For more information, Click Here to see the Action Fraud website

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