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Cash in package and payment required by customs. Am I being scammed?

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asked on Jan 15, 2017 at 05:04
by   New victim
edited on Jan 16, 2017 at 07:05
 



I really need help. Just this time, I was asked by a said customs representative here in Philippines that I have to pay 19,000 pesos for the tax and clearance of my package that was sent by my friend in internet.

I've got a friend who told me that he sent a package to me through international cargo services. In fact the cargo services sent me an email and a photo of the receipt so I never doubted it. It was said that I will received the package today January 14, 2017.

But this morning, a girl from the custom said I have to pay for clearance so I did pay them 19,000 pesos, I borrowed that money. And I told her to deliver the package. But suddenly she said the package violated a rule, because it contains a very huge amount of money. And I have to pay for the penalty cost 37,000 pesos. Its very huge.

I am very confused now what should I do. I really need your help.

Its too late before I discovered this page. Now my mom is crying because she was compromised by the money we use to pay them.

I really don't know what to think..is it a scam? Or not..

And I want to post here the emails and the contact numbers they sent me..even the cargo company mails to me. But I just attached the screen shots I made.

I really need to know if I was scammed or does this company exist..

Please I'm new here and I'm too depressed and I really need your help.

I already made the payments to them.

Thank you and God bless!
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answered on Jan 15, 2017 at 05:52
by   Scammer
edited Jan 16, 2017 at 07:09
 
I really don't know what to think..is it a scam? Or not..
Yes, it is a scam. Go make a police report now. Can you stop payment?
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answered on Jan 19, 2017 at 16:11
by   Priscilla
Same as what happened to me.

First I was asked to pay RM4500 as clearance fee. This amount was banked into a personal account. After that, the same lady called again, but now she introduced herself as from the customs. She asked me to bank in another RM13500 as she said they scanned and detected some cash/valuable in the package.

As the amount is too much I didnt pay. Now more than a month later she still inform that the package is still at there awaiting for the second payment. I asked her many questions regarding the correct procedures and why was the money banked into a personal account. 2 days later I could not call the number any more.

The sender tried hard to persuade me to pay for RM13500 as the contents in the package is worth more than that amount.  He was very angry when I told him I have decided not to pay for it. Since that moment he did not contact me already.

Now I wonder which part of the whole thing is the truth.
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answered on Jan 19, 2017 at 17:54
by   jeff005
edited Jan 19, 2017 at 18:11
by   jeff005
@ Priscilla

Now I wonder which part of the whole thing is the truth.
The TRUTH is.. you have been scammed.
The Truth is also out there, there are UFOs' and Aliens in our planet.

2 days later I could not call the number any more. 
You cannot call the number anymore or the services of that number have been terminated by the telco? You have been barred from calling that number but the line is still active and the bank account is still fleecing the public of hard earned moneys.

Why don't you release all those details in this forum to prevent others from becoming victims instead of just mooning over your losses?

Better still write a letter to that bank, c.c. a copy to BNM. That bank will sure freeze that account. And the account holder can be blacklisted by BNM and no longer open bank accounts. (ONE down, next one pls).
You have partial revenge then. Instead of moaning over your losses and mooning here over your predicament, perform some pro Active actions to reduce the impact of all these scammers.
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answered on Jan 23, 2017 at 04:12
by   Priscilla
edited Jan 23, 2017 at 08:28
 
@jeff005

Will take your suggestion to go to the Bank. But first I need to make a police report.
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