With the festive season fast approaching and the number of packages and parcels being delivered significantly increasing, Cardiff Trading Standards is warning residents to be vigilant of a new postal scam which could leave them £315 worse off.
The mail scam, which has already been identified and confirmed by Royal Mail, involves a company called PDS or Parcel Delivery Service. Cardiff residents may find that in the coming weeks a card could be posted through their doors from this company stating that they were unable to deliver a parcel and that the householder needs to contact them on a premium rate 0906 number.
Residents are warned not to call this number as the company is not genuine and calling it - even for a moment - could result in you being charged £315, which will be added to your next phone bill.
If you do receive a card with these details, please contact Royal Mail Fraud on 020 7239 6655.
For further information on scams, including reporting suspicious issues and advice on how to protect yourself, please visit www.direct.gov.uk or contact Consumer Direct on 0808 156 6736.