Received a post card through the post yesterday telling me that my digital camera was ready for collection please contact on tel 0906### to arrange delivery. Not having ordered a digital camera I was going to phone and find out what it was all about, luckily I decided to read the small print and yes premium rate number £1.50min and at leat 5mins 50secs for the call. So all be aware and inform those less likely to read the small print such as the elderly. I hav contacted trading standards who have got back to me to say they are investigating as they have had a number of complaints and definately looks like a scam.
Had my card this morning. It is on its way to trading standards with a copy of this thread. Let's hope tey catch the bxxxxxxs. No doubt they have made hundreds if not thousands already. Perhaps this is a case where they should be made to forfeit their criminal earnings?
anchor so very true today even as it was all those years ago when there was a sixpence. The unfortunate thing about this scam is that I almost got caught out as I as going to ring to let them know I had not ordered anything, while I was alerted by the premium rate number some unsuspecting people may not be so fortunate
"not really a good idea to bin someone else's mail is it? Even if he is a mate, it might be better to tell him about the scam, and let him do the binning."
Your right, they got back today ( i was out at time) called into to see them when i got back several hours later, after a while chatting about xmas etc mentioned about the the letter,too late, he had already called and was put on hold for at least 5 minutes before he hung up.
Doh, knew I should have left a note to say dont take ant notice.
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