In December 2003 users reported receiving an unexpected email
claiming their credit card had been debited in payment for
an Apple iPod MP3 player. However, the telephone number given
in the email was actually that of the Cambridgeshire Police Force.
It is possible that this email was sent out in a deliberate attempt
to flood the telephone lines of the police force.
Users who receive the email are advised to delete it, and not
reply to the email.
The text of the email reads as follows:
Subject: Transaction Receipt (UKCards)
From: "UKCards" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Please note: All charges to your statement
will appear in the name "UKCARDS LIMITED".
Merchant Name: HUNTINGDON MAIL ORDER
Description: iPod Music Player 40GB
Telephone: 01480 456111
47 Silver Street, London, NW1 5TR
If you have any questions on the delivery
of this order or product details please contact
the merchant directly using the above details.