Royal Mail have confirmed that a postal scam is taking place across the country that could cost people hundreds of pounds.
The Trading Standards Office are warning people about the following scam:
A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and that you need to contact them on 0906 6611911 (a Premium rate number).
DO NOT call this number, as this is a mail scam originating from Belize .
If you call the number and you start to hear a recorded message you will already have been billed £315 for the phone call.
If you do receive a card with these details, then please contact Royal Mail Fraud on 020 7239 6655.
Residents of Barforth,between Darlington and Barnard Castle, are having to drive 14 miles to collect their post, after Royal Mail suspended its deliveries there. It's concerned the main bridge into the village could collapse.
Local people have to drive to their nearest post office - a 14 mile round trip - to collect their letters.