Another scam? or just daft.

  Ex plorer 08:06 AM 30 Aug 13
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This morning I received the following. I do have a couple of items to be delivered but by post and cost £ not $.

Seen as there is no contact details I think its scam and I certainly wont open the attachment.

Any one else had one or is it an old scam that I have just been emailed.

USPS GLOBAL USPS Notification Our companys courier couldnt make the delivery of package.

REASON: Postal code contains an error DELIVERY STATUS: sort order SERVICE: Three-day shipping NUMBER OF package: FDLGD2VJKD FEATURES: No

Read the attached file for details.

An additional information:

If the package isnt received within 15 working days we will have the right to claim compensation from you for its keeping in the amount of $5.55 for each day of keeping of it.

Thank you for using our service. USPS Global

  Chronos the 2nd 08:38 AM 30 Aug 13
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It's a scam mate, I have had a couple of these in my time. A bit of info here UPS Scam.

  Forum Editor 18:27 PM 31 Aug 13

Millions of people have been receiving the same emails over the past few months. It's a revival of a phishing expedition that took place a couple of years ago.

  john bunyan 19:22 PM 31 Aug 13

I have had one and ignored it. A similar scam is where you get an official looking flyer through the letter box with a genuine delivery company logo saying "We tried to deliver an important parcel that need a signature - please telephone 0845xxxxxxx to arrange a re-delivery " The call could cost a hundred pounds or more, so always check such numbers with directory enquiries or the phone book.

  bumpkin 19:52 PM 31 Aug 13

John bunyan, I am not questioning what you are saying but can you please explain how a phone call can be £100 or more. I am asking this in order that myself or others do not get caught out this way.

  john bunyan 20:21 PM 31 Aug 13

bumpkin

It may have been an 09 number, not sure but it was a premium line disguised as a kosher one. Will try to find a link tomorrow.

  john bunyan 20:24 PM 31 Aug 13

This is one, but there are others I think

Scams

  bumpkin 20:48 PM 31 Aug 13

john, thanks for that info. I am sure scammers will not inform you that it a premium rate but surely there is a maximum that can be charged for premium rate calls.

I have been caught out by a phone text saying that I have registered for so and so at x amount a month and if I wish to cancel text yes, which I did. They then keep sending the same message and every time you reply you get charged £1 luckily in my case I had a pay as you go phone with only £2 credit left.

  Woolwell 20:50 PM 31 Aug 13

There is a nasty scam around now from callers pretending to be from your bank or credit card fraud investigation team. It's called vishing see Telegraph report

Hope you can open the link.

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