A recent e-cops newsletter from the County Constabulary has drawn our attention to a despicable scam that could cost you over £300!

From the e-cops newsletter …

A card is posted through your door from a company called PSD (parcel delivery service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and that you need to contact them on 0906 ****** [actual number removed] (a premium rate number). DO NOT call this number, this is a mail scam. If you call the number and you start to hear a recorded message you will already have been billed for £315 for the phone call.

If you receive a card with these details, then please contact Royal Mail Fraud on 020 7239 6655.

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You should always be wary of calling or texting any premium rate number. Crime Stoppers UK have an article on premium rate fraud scams and Which? also publish guidelines on “How to avoid premium rate scams“. In addition, if you are frequently bothered by nuisance sales calls, consider registering your phone number(s) with the Telephone Preference Service.