snopes.com Post new topic  Post a reply
search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Hello snopes.com » Urban Legends » Crime » Parcel Scam?

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: Parcel Scam?
halibut
Deck the Malls


Icon 1 posted      Profile for halibut   E-mail halibut   Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Just got this email. The RAF element is genuine

FYA

> -----Original Message-----
> From: DIG-RAF Police Flt-Cpl SI
> Sent: 21 September 2006 07:52
> To: XXXXXXXXXXX
> SNCO's
> Subject: Warning of a Parcel scam in operation.
>
> The following E - Mail has been received from DSCC Chicksands. The
> contents of the E-Mail have been verified with the Royal Mail Fraud
> Investigation Team and it is an active scam. If any person receives such
> a message or notification of a parcel being delivered by the company, they
> are request to contact ICTIS (premium rate regulators) on 0800 500 212 who
> are currently investigation the scam.
>
>
> "The Trading standards Office have brought the following scam to our
> attention:
>
> 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 ICTIS
> (the premium rate service regulator) at http ://www.icstis.org.uk or your
> local trading standards office. This is a genuine scam. This service is
> under investigation by ICSTIS. Please be aware of this scam and forward
> this information to as many as possible".
>
> If you require any further information regarding the message above please
> contact the RAF Police on Ext XXXX.
>
>
>
> Cpl XXXXXX
> RAF Police
> Unit XXXXX
>
>

Posts: 216 | From: Lincoln, UK | Registered: Jul 2005  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
jessboo
The First USA Noel


Icon 1 posted      Profile for jessboo     Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
http://www.snopes.com/fraud/telephone/pds.asp

--------------------
Join me on Lost - www.lost.eu/edcf

Do you have any wine? All of this would go a lot smoother in an altered state of reality.

Posts: 779 | From: Southampton, England | Registered: Nov 2005  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
halibut
Deck the Malls


Icon 1 posted      Profile for halibut   E-mail halibut   Send new private message       Edit/Delete post   Reply with quote 
Aww poo [Frown]

//awaits deletion

Posts: 216 | From: Lincoln, UK | Registered: Jul 2005  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a moderator
   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is enabled.
UBB Code™ is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post new topic  Post a reply Close topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Urban Legends Reference Pages

Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classic™ 6.7.2