everyone please read this!!!!!

    got sent this today want to make everyone aware!!!

    Christmas Postal Scam

    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 £15 for the phone call.

    If you do receive a card with these details, then please contact Royal Mail Fraud on 02072396655 or ICSTIS (the premium rate service regulator) at

    Greg Parker


    thanks for the heads up repped you x x x

    Thanks - god I hate all these scammers!:x…htm

    The £15 charge is an urban myth, and the rest is out of date. Beware of scammers, but also bewere of internet viral e-mails...

    Any number beginning 09, is very suspect.


    Below is the official advise confirming this. If you get any emails like this always check (with something like hoaxslayer )before posting to others

    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 that was shut down by us in December 2005.
    • We 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.
    • The email refers to a £15 charge for simply being connected to a recorded message.
    This is NOT TRUE – a £15 connection charge does NOT exist. The service in question
    actually cost £1.50 per minute and lasted six minutes, making a total cost of £9 if callers
    stayed on the line for the full six minutes.
    • You do NOT need to contact us, or the Royal Mail, about this service as it was stopped
    almost two 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.
    • Please go to [url][/url] 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 our work, please visit [url][/url].
    19 October 2007

    No offence to OP. It was posted with helpful intent.
    This email I was sent just about sums up the emails I get sent :thinking: ;-)

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[/SIZE][/COLOR][/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Tahoma][FONT=Tahoma][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Bookman Old Style][COLOR=navy][COLOR=navy][SIZE=3]Also, I now scrub the top of every drink can before I open, for the same reason. [/SIZE][/COLOR][/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Tahoma][FONT=Tahoma][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Bookman Old Style][COLOR=navy][COLOR=navy][SIZE=3]I no longer have any savings because I gave it to a sick girl (Penny Brown); who is about to die in hospital for the 1,387,258th time. [/SIZE][/COLOR][/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Tahoma][FONT=Tahoma][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Bookman Old Style][COLOR=navy][COLOR=navy][SIZE=3]I no longer have any money at all, but that will change once I receive the $US15,000 that Bill Gates/Microsoft and AOL are sending me for participating in their special e-mail info programs. [/SIZE][/COLOR][/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Tahoma][FONT=Tahoma][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Bookman Old Style][COLOR=navy][COLOR=navy][SIZE=3]Plus I am expecting the money from the Senior Bank Clerk in Nigeria who wants to split $US70million with me for pretending to be a long lost relative of a customer who died intestate. [/SIZE][/COLOR][/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Tahoma][FONT=Tahoma][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Bookman Old Style][COLOR=navy][COLOR=navy][SIZE=3]I no longer worry about my soul because I have 363,214 angels looking out for me, and St. Theresa's novena has promised to grant my every wish. [/SIZE][/COLOR][/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Tahoma][FONT=Tahoma][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Bookman Old Style][COLOR=navy][SIZE=3][COLOR=navy]I no longer use cancer-causing deodorants, even though I frequently smell just like a water buffalo on a hot day.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Bookman Old Style][COLOR=navy][COLOR=navy][/COLOR][/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Tahoma][FONT=Tahoma][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Bookman Old Style][COLOR=navy][COLOR=navy][SIZE=3]Thanks to you, I have learned that my prayers only get answered if I forward your e-mail to seven of my best friends and make them and I a special wish within five minutes. [/SIZE][/COLOR][/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Tahoma][FONT=Tahoma][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Bookman Old Style][COLOR=navy][COLOR=navy][SIZE=3]Because of your concern, I no longer drink Coca-Cola, not only because it removes toilet stains, but because it will also rot my teeth, gums, oesophagus, larynx and vocal chords.[/SIZE][/COLOR][/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Tahoma][FONT=Tahoma][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Bookman Old Style][COLOR=navy][COLOR=navy][SIZE=3]I no longer buy petrol without taking a man along to watch the car so that a serial killer won't crawl unnoticed into my back seat whilst I'm filling up. [/SIZE][/COLOR][/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Tahoma][FONT=Tahoma][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Bookman Old Style][COLOR=navy][COLOR=navy][SIZE=3]I no longer go to shopping malls because I know someone will drug me with a perfume sample and rob me stupid.[/SIZE][/COLOR][/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Tahoma][FONT=Tahoma][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Bookman Old Style][COLOR=navy][COLOR=navy][SIZE=3]I no longer answer the phone because someone will ask me to dial a number for which I will receive a phone bill with calls to Jamaica, Uganda, Singapore & Uzbekistan. [/SIZE][/COLOR][/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Tahoma][FONT=Tahoma][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Bookman Old Style][COLOR=navy][COLOR=navy][SIZE=3]Thanks to you, I can't use anyone else's toilet but mine because a big brown African spider is lurking under the seat to cause me instant death when it bites my bum. [/SIZE][/COLOR][/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Tahoma][FONT=Tahoma][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Bookman Old Style][COLOR=navy][COLOR=navy][SIZE=3]And thanks to your great advice, I can't even pick up the $5.00 note I found dropped beside the car in the car park because it probably was placed there by a sex molester waiting underneath my car to grab my leg. 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Yeah.[/SIZE][/COLOR][/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Tahoma][FONT=Tahoma][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Bookman Old Style][COLOR=navy][COLOR=navy][SIZE=3]By the way....a South American scientist after a lengthy study has discovered that people with low IQ who have infrequent sexual activity always read their e-mails with their hand on the mouse. [/SIZE][/COLOR][/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Tahoma][FONT=Tahoma][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Arial][FONT=Arial][/FONT][/FONT][SIZE=3][FONT=Bookman Old Style][COLOR=navy][SIZE=2][COLOR=navy]Don't bother taking it off now;[/COLOR][/SIZE][/COLOR][/FONT] [/SIZE]

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