Friday, 7 April 2006
PDS Parcel Scam - Beware
The following information has been received by the City of London Police. It is from the Royal Mail regarding a current premium rate telephone scam. They have assessed it as a genuine scam. Royal Mail have advised that it is a genuine scam; if you receive a card from PDS do not contact them - call your local trading standards agency If you receive a card through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) saying that they have a parcel awaiting delivery instructions and can you contact them on 0906 6611911 DO NOT call the 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 ICTIS at www.icstis.org.uk or your local trading standards office.
This is a genuine scam. ICTIS have the following information about this number. This is a card posted through your letterbox from PDS Parcel Delivery suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and to call the premium rate number in question. This service costs £1.50 per minute. This service is under investigation by ICSTIS. Please be aware of this scam. Should you receive a card from this company please follow the above instructions