Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Postal Scam Alert

Council Trading Standards officers are warning Neath Port Talbot Residents to be on the lookout for the latest postal scam.

A fake company with a bogus London address leads consumers to believe they have tried to deliver a parcel. They leave a card through the letterbox with the recipients name and address. The consumer is duped into giving their credit or debit card to settle the £2.20 redelivery charge. Victims then find their cards have been debited thousands of pounds.

Whilst officers can confirm there are no local cases, they warn it could be matter of time before residents are duped into parting with vast sums of cash.

Council Leader Ali Thomas said, "We are encouraging everyone to be vigilant. Those that have been caught out by this scam are advised to contact their bank or building society immediately".


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