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Mitch in Notts
23-11-2008, 11:47 AM
Had a text last night saying I a had a large parcel awaiting delivery (which I haven`t) and to ring 23222270680 to arrange delivery. Apparently this is a number in Sierra Leone which if you ring puts you on hold for ages...

The message comes from a variety of UK mobile numbers according to the whocallsme.com website. Glad I didn`t ring it!

NickM
23-11-2008, 1:09 PM
There are quite a few scams like that circulating. Another one which I receive quite regularly is one purporting to be from UPS, saying that there is a parcel waiting for collection, and I have to print out the attached paperwork before I can collect it. Fortunately my virus checker always notices that the attachment is infected.