Tuesday 23 November 2010


And certainly beware of chain letter that don't seem like chain letters!

Well...as you can see from the comments below, my old friend has misled me (probably not on purpose) but none the less, this post was pretty much a load of twaddle... There may be a scam going on, so beware, but Monty has come up with a site where you can check phone numbers you might be doubtful of


I’ve left the post up so you can see what a silly Billy I am, and also to advertise the site!

I just received an email with this information from an old friend. I have no idea how serious it is, but it won’t do anyone (in the UK) any harm to be cautious.

He’s what it says:

Postal Scam:

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

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.

It's better to be safe than sorry.


  1. Any phone number that I don't recognise I run through the who called me website.
    Looks like a hoax tris. The max that can be technically charged is £1.50 a minute on a UK phone call.
    it's definitely a scam but not as expensive a scam as your e mail suggests...


  2. Thanks Monty. I'll brain him when I see him next.

    I admit that it looks like I got egg on my face, and I suppose I could take the silly post down.

    On the other hand, I think it's a good idea to highlight the website you put up... so, I'll just update the post and admit I was taken in...

    Who's a silly nob then?


  3. tris..

    Your post wasn't all wrong. It is a scam. But not as expensive as your friend suggested. Still worth pointing out though.

  4. tris..

    Oh I also checked that ' mail fraud number..020723966655' and it seems to have been discontinued in 2005.

  5. tris said...
    I've changed it Monty... It seems from the comments on the link you provided that this thing goes round every Christmas. It has never come my way before, or I guess, the way of Matt, the guiy who sent it to me.

    Anyway, the website is worth having.. and thanks for pointing it out. I could have saved myseff a silly post if I'd known about it ...


  6. Ha ha. there's so much nonsense out there that it's hard to tell the truth from the rubbish.
    Should have said 02072396655 was discontinued.

  7. Ye gads Monty... It gets worse. So ignore the fraud phoneline too people! Another load of unreliable twaddle from Tris. LOL

    I've now got a 6 egg omelette on my face ... he he he.

  8. could do with an omelette. Mushroom and tomato please ;) Stervin.

  9. The best omelette I ever had was in a little café off the Blvde Sebastopol in Paris. It was just a plain omelette with strips of ham in it, but it was better than anything I’d ever had before.

    O là là, but the French can cook! I want one too now... and I don’t have any eggs ... and I don’t have any ham, let alone mushrooms and tomatoes... and I’m not in Paris ( Ho Hum, such is my life.

    Another night maybe Monty? LOL

  10. Well it's always good to be on the lookout for scams anyway. I'm a little concerned about the $500 expediting fee, and credit card numbers I sent to the legal firm in Nigeria in order to claim the $2,000,000 which is awaiting me there. It's been a while and I haven't heard back by Email yet. Anyway, no telephone scam here. Just a solid Email record.

  11. It's nothing to do with Lord Ashcroft is it? He originates in Belize too! I bought his book and that sure was a scam a load of old moans about the Tories and barely a quarter of an inch thick, wish I had phone that number above instead!

  12. Hey Danny, when you get all that money would you like to send for me... I can't show my face about these parts, what with all the egg I have on it.

    However, I know that in America a Scottish bloke with an omelette covering his face would probably be no more out of place than Sarah Palin running for president!!

  13. Ah yes Munguin.. I might have been taken in by a scam on a scam, but at least I didn't buy Ashcroft's pamphlet at £10 a word!!

    I'm not that daft. And although I love political biographies (reading Peter Mandelson's right now), I draw the line at Ashcroft's whine. "I went to London and it cost me an arm and leg and all I got was this miserable Lordhood"

  14. Try googling tel Nos is helpful or SAY NO TO 0870

    Grounds white and its drizzling snow.

  15. CH> Thanks for that.

    Get the skis out!

  16. I got the same email Tris and just passed it on like yourself as I thought may as well warn others as well.

    Chain letters I normally just delete especially the ones that claim you will have bad luck if you do just that. These are always sent on by the numpties too scared in case words typed in an email come true.

    The people who make these chain letters up are just as sad as the ones too scared to delete them.

  17. You would have my vote for President Tris. Of course the Democratic Party nomination is already pretty much sewed up by the incumbent. So you might have to run as a GOP candidate. But you'll meet some REALLY interesting people over on the dark side of American politics.

    And since you opened the off-topic door...LOL....I should give you an update on Sarah Palin and the 2012 race for President. She has written a new book, and is on a "book tour." (A woman who doesn't even READ books is WRITING them??? Yeah....RIGHT!!!) Anyway, her tour (supposedly to sell books of course) is through small population Republican states (Red state America) and ignoring the big book buying areas of New York, California, etc. (Blue state America.) Many appearances in states like Iowa and South Carolina. States with early caucuses and presidential preference primaries. She's clearly already running for president. And there are huge lines of people which begin forming at 1:00 AM for a 6:00 AM book signing session.

    The GOP nominating race for 2012 is going to be a circus. Interesting beyond belief! It will be such fun to watch the Republicans tear themselves apart.

  18. Oh well, Billy, makes me feel better if you did it too...

    Thanks for cheering me up...I did feel a bit of a twerp.

  19. OPh yes Danny... Sarah Palin the book... followed by a fascinating fight for nomination....

    ...and you'll read about it here first....

    in our regular feature "Letter from America"

    Great Danny; it will be like the fight between Obama and Clinton all over again, only dirtier!!!

  20. LOL Munguin!
    When I saw the post Ashcroft just popped into my head :)

    Re: Palin - apparently she claimed thay (USA presumably) had to support hteir allies in North Korea!!! She had to be corrected by the interviewer. FFS!
    And I thought our politicians were shite! Hey, wait they...

  21. LOL Dundee....

    Oh boy ...Palin for President I say. Just imagine having politicians in another country that were actually stupider than ours...

    Remember Cameron proving that even Eton boys know diddly squat about history wehn he made some remark about us being the junior parter to the USA in the war in 1940, when the Americans didn't join in till 1942?

    North Korea... LOL

    Danny, if she's president I think you better seek asylum in Scotland.