Christmas is fast approaching and another scam has surfaced to take advantage of the festive season. 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, if you call the number and you start to hear a recorded message you will already have been billed £15 for the phone call.
The fraudsters are based in Belize but surely the British Authorities can shut down 0906 numbers? I pay my telephone Bill to BT and so they must be passing on the money, doesn't that make them an accessory? How about handling stolen money? Surely BT must take some responsibility. Of course 0906 sites are big business. I googled 0906 UK numbers and got 294,000 hits. The top three sites were companies selling 0906 number services, one estimated that an 0906 number receiving three calls per day would net the operator over £10,000 a year!