New Christmas scam warning for Midhurst residents

People in the Midhurst and Petworth area are being warned to be on their guard against a new scam which has emerged as Christmas approaches.

The scam involves a card posted through letter boxes from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) suggesting they were unable to deliver a parcel and asking householders to contact them on a premium rate number (0906 6611911)

A spokesman for the trading standards office said: “Do not call this number as this is a mail scam originating from Belize.

“If you do and you start to hear a recorded message you will already have been billed £315 for the phone call.”

Anyone who receives a card from PDS, should contact Royal Mail Fraud on 0207 239 6655.