postal warning of cards left from PDS

Found 11th Apr 2006
i received this e.mail today from my work, does anyone know if this is a genuine warning or a fake out, thanks

Dear Member

The following information has been sent out by Royal Mail regarding a current premium rate telephone 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 661 1911 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 0207 239 6655 or ICTIS at icstis.org.uk or your local trading standards office.

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
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It does appear to be true. If you go onto the ICSTIS site and search for the number it does tell you about the scam.

How awful. Can't they just get the number suspended? Surely?!
Although this was an ongoing scam, it's been stopped in it's tracks now.

Information Here

I don't think it's a good idea to phone any number that starts 090 as they're usually high cost calls.
I read about this in my local evening paper a couple of days ago with the police warning people not to ring the number as it was a scam.
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