Package on hold my Chinese Customs

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asked on Nov 8, 2019 at 14:13
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I am writing this one because it is my first time to received a parcel from a friend. He is a US ARMY
and was deployed currently in Damascus Syria. Now he told me that he was given a reward after he and his company did a great job in their field of work. He told me that no one will received his package if he gonna send it to his hometown since he was widowed, his parents are late and his brothers are late too and he is the only existing in his family. He has two kids and is very young and can 't received the parcel.Now he decided to send it to me since he will be visiting the country after his deployment. At first I did not mind since I am thinking he was just joking around.Until he asked for my details to completely send the parcel. I received several emails too. And one day, I received an email from the delivery company letting me know that the parcel was hold by the Chinese customs informing me that that I need to pay the administrative fee. I informed the sender about this. He told me to pay it and he will refund me the money i paid after I received the parcel. But unfortunately I told him that I don't have much and I  cannot pay it. Then he told me that he will contact one of his friend and see if he can lend that amount. But then he said that his friend can lend him like 500$ and I need to raise the remaining $100 and send it to his friend so he can send the money to the representative in China. Until now I did not process nor pay anything since I don't have that amount of money. Now I would like to ask from you if this Delivery Company is legit and true? I actually do my research about this and ask several people if its a scam or not? And they had hard time figuring it out. 

This  is the name and link of the Delivery Company

This is the email I received from them:

With reference to the delivery of your package, I wish to bring to your
notice that your package has been placed on hold by the Custom Authority
for some reasons which happened to violate the shipping policies. As the
goods were brought on transit point in China. At the transit check
point, the authority detected that Cash/Currency were included in your
parcel. Below are the restricted items.

Objects have restrictions to enter the Country:

- Narcotics and psychotropic substances.
- Explosive, flammable or other dangerous materials, as well as
radioactive     materials.
- Obscene or immoral objects.
- Live animals.
- Objects that, due to their nature or packaging, could present a danger
to employees, stain or damage other shipments or postal equipment.
- Firearms.
- Lithium batteries.
- Articles that require cold chain for mobilization (medicines,
perishable foods)
- It is forbidden to include coins, ATM cards, bank notes, paper
currency or any other bearer securities, travelers checks, platinum,
gold or silver, manufactured or not, rhinestones, jewelry and other

Thereby, certain commissions must be paid as a duty via us which is for
the immediate clearance of your package from custom service. For the
main time refer on the "REMARKS" of your package during tracking, this
is in accordance to the mode of operations in the Courier sector for
precious stones delivery. You are required to follow all instructions
giving to you to facilitate the release of your package from Customs.

You are required to pay the required charges listed below to the
management for the immediate release of your package. Upon confirmation
of payment, your package will be delivered to your postal address after
payment confirmation.

Outstanding Charges:

Clearance Charges:...................$400
Protocol service.....................$50


A total of $650 (Six Hundred and Fifty Dollars Only) which is
approximately (33540.325 PHP) has been charge. In acknowledgement to
this email, We can provide an alternative payment option or you can come
to our branch office in CHina and remit the payment.

Note: Present your Tracking/Order number when emailing so that we can
honor your emails, We are glad to be at your service.

Warms Regards,
Lisa Peleus,
Customer Care Unit,
Stanbic Delivery Company,

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answered on Nov 11, 2019 at 09:56
Scam. read all the threads. Nothing like this is for real.
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