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Case of the missing parcel, reprise [Oct. 13th, 2009|04:26 pm]
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I had a similar call in June 2008 and never worked out why, or what sort of scam this could be the basis of:

A man from "Parcel Point Deliveries" or similar called me at work yesterday, saying they had tried to deliver a parcel last Thursday, and would try again today between 9 and 5. He asked me to nominate anyone who could sign for it instead; I gave one name (see below). He said the parcel was from Manchester, but that he had no further information about its origin. This parcel has not turned up, and somewhat foolishly I didn't take the caller's number (nor was it logged my company's phone system, apparently).

Does anyone want to own up to trying to send me a parcel? The only benefit I can see the caller getting from this call if they made it up is the name of someone else inside the company, but several such names can be trivially found on our website. Also my mobile number, which they were supposed to call, but that's also easy to find.

From: (Anonymous)
2010-07-30 09:53 am (UTC)

parcel point


Hi there...I repeatedly get calls from people claming to be from parcel delivery companies trying to get names from me.

I think they are recruiters who are trying to get names of employees to poach.