The press release as spam?

Cathal Boylan MLA (SF) has a public service press release advising people of a postal and telephone scam currently in operation.

‘Basically, people are receiving post cards through their letter box from a company called PDS, (Parcel Delivery Service), stating they were unable to deliver a parcel.

They are informed they need to contact a number, 0906 6611 911, to arrange delivery or collection.

This is a premium rate number, if you call it and start to hear a recorded message, you will already have been billed £15.00.’

Which is a tad strange considering this scam was shut down in 2005.

I can’t understand why anyone would go to the trouble of distributing the cards for a scam that can’t work. Did they? Or has Cathal just put the contents of a spam email out as a press release?

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