Back in 2003, this hoax email caused major problems for the Cambridgeshire Police Force in the UK.
The email “confirms” that the recipient’s credit card has been charged 399 pounds for the purchase of an iPod music player. The “Custom Service Telephone” number provided is, in fact, the number of the Cambridgeshire Police Force. As to be expected, the police were inundated with calls from people wishing to complain that they never ordered an iPod.
This hoax appears to be a deliberate attempt to disrupt the services of the Police force. A police spokesperson advised recipients to delete the hoax email without further action.
Please note: All charges to your statement will appear in the name “UKCARDS LIMITED”.
Merchant Name: HUNTINGDON MAIL ORDER
Description: iPod Music Player 40GB
If you have any questions on the delivery of this order or product details please contact the merchant directly using the above details.