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Scammed by UK boyfriend and courier agent

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asked on Dec 11, 2017 at 16:36
by   JUEMIHO
edited on Dec 20, 2017 at 03:11
 
I have a friend from UK. I knew him from Instagram. He told me he works as Petroleum Engineer. 2 weeks ago he sent a gift to me before he went to Bolivia for offshore Contract.

A few day later I got a call from a courier agent from Malaysia. She asked me to pay around USD 1,226 to claim the gift. I paid them because my friend from UK asked me to pay and told me he already put money in the gift for me to claim my money back. He told he gave money to me as surprise gift. I was just surprised at the time.

After I made the payment to the courier agent, they called me again and told there are money in USD currency in the gift. I must pay them the money because if not they will make a report that the money is smuggled. This time, they asked me to pay around USD 3,679.17. I told my UK friend about that. He just asked me to find the money to claim the gift. I'm really afraid at the time. I borrowed money from my family but they did not know the real situation I have to face. I've also used all monies in my savings.

After I made the second payment they told they will deliver the gift coming morning. But once again the courier agent called me again she told I need to pay money for GST because the money in the gift is very huge amount. It can buy one house. I was very shocked. I asked my UK friend again... he told me he put huge amount of money in the gift because he wants me to help him to buy house at Malaysia. I told the courier agent I have no money anymore. She told me to pay around 36791.75 if not the money will be confiscated by Bank Negara.

She then told me that she'll help me make an appeal to pay less. My UK friend forces to find the money to claim the gift. He does not want me to lose all the money in the gift parcel. He further told me that I can claim back the money I've paid after I receive the gift.

I try to call the agent courier but cannot be reached until today. I really do not know what to do. I've already lost all my money. Please help me. Thanks.
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answered on Feb 17, 2018 at 11:49
by   Curiosity
edited Mar 11, 2018 at 16:31
 
Well, I guess there are fake pictures and also always a new ID in IG (Instagram)... they maybe the same people or in a group ... but its kinda stupid that they actually use the same story and same excuse to scam people ... nevertheless lesson should be learned and I think the best of avoiding scam is not picking up calls that you don't know... 
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answered on Feb 17, 2018 at 12:34
by   jeff005
edited Mar 11, 2018 at 18:36
 
they maybe the same people or in a group 
Hundred of groups

but its kinda stupid
They are more clever than anyone of us here. Why so many people got scammed?

I think the best of avoiding scam is not picking up calls that you don't know... 
Was your case started with a voice call?

I do get voice calls from china dolls..

Doll: Da Ge, ni hao ma? (English: Big brother, how are you?)
Me: Sini Balai Polis. Lu mau apa? (English: This is police station. What do you want?)

That stops any calls.

Why are people scammed (both sexes)
1.  Sex
2.  Greed
3.  Lonely-ness

Period.
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answered on Feb 18, 2018 at 15:13
by   jeff005
edited Mar 11, 2018 at 23:47
 
Valentine  Scam

A housewife suffered losses of RM15,200 after being deceived by her Facebook “friend” allegedly working in Scotland.

Note the word 54-year-old Housewife.

Full Story:
Housewife loses RM15,200 to Facebook acquaintance

KUANTAN, Feb 18 ― A housewife suffered losses of RM15,200 after being deceived by her Facebook “friend” allegedly working in Scotland, who promised to send various branded items to her as their friendship gifts.

Pahang Commercial CID chief Supt Mohd Wazir Mohd Yusof said the 54-year-old victim claimed to have became acquainted with the suspect, believed to be a man from Singapore, since last month.

He said the victim claimed that the man told her that he had sent a gift pack containing various items, such as two Apple laptops, iPhone 7 smartphones, a diamond bracelet, handbags and perfumes on February 14.

“On Feb 15, the victim said she received a phone call purportedly from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport customs officer named Lia who told her that she had to pay the shipping processing fee.

“The victim then deposited a sum of RM15,200 into the account given by Lia under the name of Devinraj Dennis, but has not received the promised package until now,” Mohd Wazir told reporters here today.

He said the victim lodged a police report at the Kuantan District Police Headquarters here yesterday after realising she had been deceived as her attempts to contact the suspect failed.

The case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code. ― Bernama

Source: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/housewife-loses-rm15200-to-facebook-acquaintance
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answered on Feb 20, 2018 at 17:05
by   Linduly
edited Feb 20, 2018 at 17:06
by   Linduly
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answered on Feb 20, 2018 at 17:06
by   Linduly
This is another guy cheating.. same story 
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answered on Feb 20, 2018 at 17:19
by   jeff005
edited Mar 11, 2018 at 23:49
 
@ Linduly

Another one with good PLAYBOY looks...!
How much you 'kena' scammed?
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answered on Feb 20, 2018 at 20:38
by   Linduly
edited Mar 11, 2018 at 23:50
 
Bai Cheng from Facebook. Please careful.
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answered on Feb 20, 2018 at 21:44
by   jeff005
edited Feb 20, 2018 at 22:04
by   jeff005




Hey.. I have seen these guys before..
Are they brothers?
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answered on Feb 20, 2018 at 21:56
by   jeff005
edited Mar 12, 2018 at 00:07
 
From their Facebook posts it is so obvious that they are newly created profiles.

Notice their modus operandi (Public Profile):
1.  New profile
2.  All current pictures
3.  No pictures of friends / college mates?
4.  No location stated
5.  No family members?
6.  No colleagues
7.  No any girlfriends?

Their Friends No Asians???

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Emeka Uc Benjamin

Stephen Whitty

Grace Sunday

Jemima Baaku

Gracious Dorcas

Prince Prince

Kiki Sunarti

Chizzy Jeulgeo

Egidi Innocent

Uchi Meyling

At least post some pics of their papa and mama and write something nice...
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answered on Feb 21, 2018 at 04:47
by   Young girl
edited Mar 12, 2018 at 01:31
 
How to prevent this from happening? If you know the guy and end up people calling you for the parcel, how? Can say don't want? 
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