It must be the silly season or something. This is the second hoax email I’ve been sent this week. I knew it was a hoax before I even opened it. All the usual clues are there:
a) pass it to everyone you know – in this case “circulate this around”
b) undated. You have no idea who started this or when
c) rubbish about “been confirmed by” – Microsoft/Royal Mail/Snopes/Norton yada yada
Oh yes, and the copy that was forwarded to me and been sent to my friend who had copied and pasted ALL the names in his address book into the cc field in his email, so I could see all their email addresses.
If you absolutely must send mass emails – ALWAYS put the email addresses in the bcc field. Preferably just don’t!
NEVER send on a warning email without double checking online to see if it is a hoax. It will be, they all are.
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 the m on 0906 6611911 (a Premium rate number).
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.