Package Delivery Scam: From friend in Lebuan or Labuan Island - Maersk Shipping Line Ltd UK

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asked on Jan 11, 2013 at 19:15
edited on May 25, 2016 at 20:55
Firstly thanks to God who given his grace to me so that I escaped from this scammer named David Jimmy, a handsome man from Dublin, UK who worked for Maersk Shipping Line, UK (he told me so). He did send me BP 250.000 thru Pigeon Worldwide Express Service, ask me to keep it. When he told me about the sea pirates, I already knew what's gonna be.. I curious of it. The package doesn't come yet and no call from the Courier. I check on internet and found this forum and by reading all testimony here I more thankful that God saved me. I haven't replied his email since I am curious about his reason to send the money. God bless us all!
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answered on Apr 29, 2017 at 13:35
His name is now Christopher or Chris Graham.  He  sent me a friend reqiest on Facebook.  We started corresponding, and I fell for his sweet talk and all the romantic songs he was sending me.  He has 3 profiles on Facebook: Christopher Graham, Chris Graham, and Graham Benny Christopher.  He told me the same story he was telling other women. In his scenario, he was born in ireland, living in London.

 He is a Director of  Operations for MSC for 13 years supervising crew in Engine Room. He is sailing to Turkey to deliver valuable oil drums.  He wrote that he is single, having lost his wife to cancer 6 years ago.  He has a 13 year old daughter, Benedicta, who is currently in boarding school.  He said he was the son of Doctor and professor Graham of the blessed memory, both deceased.

I continued to correspond with him, sharing many experiences of my life.  This went on until Wednesday morning when he told me the brain box of the engine was having serious problems and it was a very dangerous situation.  He asked me to pray for himself and his crew.  He professed to love me for now and all time. 

Being a very curious person, and not being familiar with the term brain box, I googled it.  That's when I found all the sites reporting the parcel box scans and the brain box problems with the engine.  We had switched from Facebook Messenger chats to Viper chats.  His Viber # is +442033225495.

He contacted me later to tell me engine was fixed and ship proceeding very slowly to port in Aegean Islands.  I then confronted him with the information I had learned and that he was a scammer using the same information and script he had used on other women, including his 13 year old daughter's name Benedict's.  He wanted to know how I found this infirmation, and I sent him to the site that had the same chats to another women.  I called him some not ladylike names.  He did not contact me after that.  I then blocked him on Facebook and reported his and his daugter' s a me profiles.  The were all removed.  I then locked him on Viber and proceeded to deactivate my account.
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answered on May 27, 2017 at 01:40
Ladies, the guy got a new name. Now, he is Sigbjorn Utland. He is Norwegian from Ireland, UK. Here's the email which he sent me a few days ago:

My Dearest,

Thanks for your prayers over my life.  I just wish to inform you that we arrived in the Sumatra island 30 minutes ago. I want to sincerely thank you for your sincere concerns and prayers for me over my situation. Well we are now on the island, and we were informed by the coast guard of the island, that the island is still not safe, We should dispose off any valuables with us. Honey, I'm so scared because the life risk involved in this case is 50/50 chance of surviving any attacked from these deadly pirates.
My love, please pray hard for me in this situation.  I am carrying some important valuables in this Ship which includes (My contract Documents, money, and the Diamond Neck-chain set I bought as a surprise for you). I normally carry money along with me because I buy palm oil in tones from Australia and Indonesia and supply to liver brothers company in UK. I have 2yrs contract agreement with them. This is my first time to experience pirate problem.

I have made arrangement with a British Diplomatic courier company in the Island to deliver the package to you, including my business money for safety reason. I want to send you this valuables through the British diplomatic courier company. Also provide the below details information requested to receive the package. Here are the details the courier company needs.

*Your complete name .
*Your receiving address:
*A direct telephone number to reach you:
*Your email address:

I will be coming to meet you within 16 days as soon as we finish repairing the ship and my ship arrive the final destination . I've always hope to meet you; I am looking forward to that day with all my heart. I am preparing myself for you each day. Imagining what you could do when you come to pick me from the airport. What would you do? Will you kiss me, I will be very shy at first, but I will make the move to kiss you because I'm the man. No matter what, you are for me and I will love you regardless anything. I hope to grow old with you for the rest of my life. To celebrate good times with you and support each other through the bad times. Honey, desire archive is joyful to heart. I am so blessed to have you as my angel.

Togetherness is a journey that we will grow together through. We will learn things about each other every day. We will not always have good times but we will always love each other and work through our problems. My love is forever. So I promise you forever. We will have fun watching football games, taking walks, and watching movies. I look forward to that day and until then; I will be counting the days left and my heart full of love just for you.
Please respond immediately

Love always
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answered on Jun 9, 2017 at 05:24
edited Jun 12, 2017 at 07:54
This last two weeks I've been in contact with a man named Samuel Eric. He too was declaring undying love though never met. He said he was a contractor and gained a contract and was going to Turkey for materials.. then told me he's at sea fear of pirate attacks etc. he'll send me all his valuables but I may have to pay charges 2000 English pounds. Don't think so.
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answered on Aug 23, 2017 at 17:33
edited Sep 11, 2017 at 09:14
This guy Damian Kerry Cole added me on facebook, once friend request accepted he ask for email address then deleted his facebook, we emailed a few times, he claim to work for Willies' Shipping Line Ltd UK. His parents dead his wife dead his daughter lives in Holland with grandmother.

He fell in love after the second email, had so many plans for us to be together for the rest of our lives, oh he was so poetic and that gave him away along with how quickly he claimed to have fallen in love, we were in a relationship based on his words, I'm like whats wrong with this guy? I guess he wanted me to express love for him, then comes this **** about pirates attacking and he wanted me full name and address to send his money because he didn't want it stolen from him and once he couldn't get that information from he he got rude and angry. I'm not crazy nor am I fool, I told him send the package to his daughter or the grandmother, he pleaded and pleaded for me to help him, everybody be aware of this jackass, the name he used was Damian Kerry Cole his email address was Engr.damiancole123@gmail.
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answered on Oct 5, 2017 at 11:59
Name of scammer Ernest John Zoller
Hi dear, am so happy for the care you have shown to me, it's nice to hear from you, I have not been able to mail you because of the problem on the high sea, now the situation here is getting worst and we've done all we could to put the brain box of i the ship in order but to no avail, and beside we just received information from the Signal house that there are sea pirates from Cyprus blocking the sea. They are about 312 KM away from us and the nearest place for this Ship to anchor is an Island some where in Turkey.

As it is now, we are no longer safe because we fear the pirates attack because the ship is very slow now. We have called for a rescue team but we are yet to get a response from our headquarters. the captains of the Ship have announced that all passengers should offload their goods for another means of transportation as the SHIP will duck here for another 21 days until its safe to continue sailing.

My problem now is my documents and my earn time savings and  little part of the money i also took as as loan are with me here in the ship it is which I kept in my cabin safe box. I do not want it stolen from me in the event of any attack. My plan was to use this money to buy Metal oil in drums in Australia and supply to a company in Mexico I already had contract agreement with and the documents are for my contract so i have to be careful.

I have discussed with one of the security company here. They will proceed delivery immediately I get a confirmation from you to assist me in receiving this money because there is no bank here and i don,t want to loose the money to sea pirates because i know how i suffered for it.

As the Director of Operation in this Ship, it’s not possible for me to move along with the passenger because I have to take care of this ship until all GOODS/PRODUCT are completely discharged.

Now there are so many security company stands at the sea shore and I am thinking of what to do? and at this time I need you to stand by me ..I don't know what to do now. I want to quickly send you the documents and money so that you can help me to secure it in your place or into your Bank account until i come. I know we have not met each other but I TRUST you and give you my whole heart so that life can move straight with us and i know you will never disappoint or hurt me. I have learned to take life as it happens as I remember everything happens for a reason,i just can wait to get off of this issue and be with you soon.

Dear, quickly forward to me your information as follows to enable me send the money to you immediately through Diplomatic Secured Security Organization:-

Your Full Name:
Your Receiving Address(home address):

please be fast about it

Dear this is very urgent.
I am sitting by the sea shore now and waiting for your quickly reply. Please I need your prayers this time because we are in a state of confusion praying that nothing happens to us. I will call you now.

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answered on Oct 5, 2017 at 13:55
Yes I told him to repent or he will be judged by  God...maybe he is a pyscho (and his English is terrible)...he preys on people of faith...I want to load the pictures he sent which are surely not him, but they could be used by this sick and evil man again.  I cannot figure out how to load them.  The phone number he used was (619) 356-4578...San Diego, CA but he said he lives in Inglewood CA....said he was born in Italy but immigrated at 17 to the USA...mother and father passed daughter in this version of a sick story...said his degree was Mechanical Engineering...hahaha...he likes cooking and baking...hahaha...yep the only thing he cooks up are his evil plans...he likes shopping...sure, with all the money scammed from women...also he said he plays the trumpet at his church...he plays alright but no trumpet and not at a church...beware!!!! 
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answered on Oct 12, 2017 at 06:01
Now going by the name Brad Cooker. Widower no children. Claims to be going from UK to Mexico. Same spiel about pirates off Indonesia and that they're stopped at Laban island in India. Told him he was in the wrong ocean.
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answered on Oct 20, 2017 at 13:53
edited Oct 31, 2017 at 10:00
This guy name is John Russell. Widower with a daughter. Pics at JW conventions... Through IG he requested to follow me. He claims he is a JW. Working in a ship, stranded, need  my help to rescue documents of work contracts, and contract money.. Left me wondering if the scammers are using this man's pictures without he knowing. I Lost some money trying to help this supposedly brother. I need to recover from emotional and spiritual loss. A complete nightmare to say the least. Be aware of IG requests Need to be cautious and vigilant. It took me awhile to clue in. Took me a lot to face reality. Changed email address. Bank account. Blocked him from any access to phone Whatsapp. Ladies you can save so much pain by being cautious and wise.
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answered on Oct 20, 2017 at 14:19
edited Oct 31, 2017 at 10:02
Thank you for this forum. Angels led me to this and saved me from being emotionally drained and used. Same exact scenario and words. October, 2017: This time the guy is using a name under Vladivia Gustavo Andres saying his from UK Everton and works for Azamara Cruises.

The guy found my profile in facebook and made a friend request. Since I lived in UK for a time, I though he must be a friend from there or I know him. He then starts being a sweet talker and making sad stories of his life.

I am sure he is using a fake picture and it is sad that the person he is using is not aware of it, destroying his reputation.

Good it was early that I found out about this scam and cut him off. Although I've sent much personal info already about me.  Anyways, he can't get anything from me.

Scumbag.. get a job! You make nice decent people turn into untrusting beings because of your scam.
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answered on Nov 2, 2017 at 07:34
edited Jan 4, 2018 at 22:42
Hey ladies!

Be aware of a man named Lewis Williams. Says he's from Germany but lives in London, UK. He has 9 year old daughter named Maryanne. His mother died of cncer 4 years ago. He says he works as Chief engineer for Maersk Shipping out of London. He contacted me via Facebook. Telling me he's in love and wants marriage. He's a mother for his daughter. Sending pictures of himself and her. Then tells me he's sending me some gifts.

The con was he wanted me to pay 700 to have a luggage shipped to my home with the gifts, money inside. I get a bogus courier name to track package. Mind you can't contact them for questions. But my online friend tells me that I will be getting call to pay for items to be released from customs. I got a call from customs. That my husband's luggage is being held and I need to pay to have delivered to my home. I had already checked the tracking site saw it was in Delhi, India. I checked the customs website and behold ...there is a scam alert that customs will not call you or email you. So I was prepared for the call. I listened and released from the call. I then got a message from the WhatsApp from the same person or third partners about me paying. So I knew it was all part of the con.  I reached out to Lewis but he had not called me as he normally would. Finally got a response. I called his contact and told him I would not contact him ever again. He disconnected from the WhatsApp.

So ladies he's charming but don't fall for it.
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