A cracking idea: Russian fan hacks forward2me.com to feed cheese fix

At forward2me we love a challenge – wherever you are in the world, no matter how rural, remote, distant or isolated our UK parcel forwarding service and global shipping couriers will find you.

The only mountains we sometimes can’t get over are bureaucratic. Russia, for example, imposes so many certification and licensing restrictions on individual international parcels, that our reputation for secure, fast deliveries would be seriously compromised if we offered our service there.

Just crackers about cheese

We don’t forward parcels to Russia. But that didn’t stop one inventive Wallace and Gromit fan hacking forward2me.com to register his Russian residential address for a Christmas cheese delivery! Luckily our security team stopped the breach and we returned the order, which included Wensleydale, a Wallace and Gromit ‘Crackers about Cheese’ pack, a Christmas cheese selection box, Real Yorkshire Wensleydale and Cranberries, and Wensleydale Blue, to the retailer.

Hacking off the nose

Unfortunately, we had to inform our would-be customer that his cheese quest had met a sticky end.

If you are a Russian resident looking for a UK parcel forwarding service, or a British expat based in Russia, we understand some international couriers will ship to commercial or business addresses, although all firms experience the same difficulties when it comes to speed and reliability of delivery.