Postal Scam Warning
Posted on December 2, 2010
There have been reports nationally of tricksters placing cards through doors suggesting they were unable to deliver parcels and asking householders to contact a telephone number.
However, unknown to householders, they were being asked to make a premium rate call in a scam believed to originate in Belize.
Crime Reduction Officer Lara Curtayne said: "Any card put through a door should be queried if it is asking the householder to ring a number. The vast majority of legitimate delivery companies leave a card saying they will deliver again, or put a collection address."
Anyone with doubts about a delivery company should contact their local Trading Standards Department.
Source: Ringmaster Bedfordshire
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