Not sure its anything to worry about any more.
Is this 0906 6611911 number a scam? | This is Money
I had this sent to me by a friend this morning.
I just thought I'd share it with you, especially with Xmas right on top of us.
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.
For more information, see the Crime Stoppers website:
This scam was run several years back. I heard over the weekend it was active again, but I'm sure teh number was directed elsewhere (the origional was indeed run by a Belizian outfit). These myth-slaying sites say otherwise, but I suppose it is prudent to look up any suspect 'we missed you' cards before dielling, especially since Christmas is coming and we all get a lot of home deliveries.
PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) Premium Rate Scam Warning
snopes.com: Parcel Delivery Service Fraud
There is nothing listed on any news sites, so I think we can assume it is not actually happening.
Crikey theres some inflation for you... in 2006 it was £15 you'd get scammed out of, now in 2010 it's up to £315.
I'm wary of any email that includes the phrase "has been confirmed by...." If this was a real scam Royal Mail would have been going to the media with it not sending an email to a few random people.
It's funny in some respects to see these old chain emails being resurrected every couple of years!
I'm still waiting for my $50m from a very nice Nigerian widow who needed my help to get her late husband's fortune out of the country....
It's a hoax. You can't get charged more than £1.50 per minute for an 09 phone call.
Maximum cost for an 09 number was and may still be £999.99/minute
No, the most you can be charged for an 09 number from a BT landline is £1.50 per minute.
BT's own literature confirms:
"This is BT's Premium Rate Number where your customers pay a higher fee for your service - but no more than £1.50 (inc VAT) per minute from the BT network This is the number for you if you need to generate that extra bit of revenue."
Valuecall 09xx | 08 & 09 numbers | Phone services
- 0900 and 0901 Special Services, time charged calls up to and including 60ppm and total call cost not greater than £5 or fixed fee up to £1 per call (all prices are for BTcustomers);
- 0904, 0905, 0906 Special Services, open ended time dependent charge or fixed and 0911 fee up to £1.50 for BT customers;
- 0907 Special Services pay for product that costs more than £1 in total for BTcustomers;
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