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 Sep 3, 2016 at 18:58
edited Sep 26, 2016 at 09:23
I cannot understand this is happening to me just now. Exactly the same story you have written about. His name is now Michael Scott. I'm so ashamed that I talked to this man. Now he is on Leban Island and pirates are there. He wants to send me money, 600 000. I gave him my address. What shall I do now?
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answered on Sep 3, 2016 at 21:03
edited Sep 26, 2016 at 09:24
OMG.. You also got this message..!!! ???

Very simple, just do not talk calls from anyone whose numbers are new to you.

Greed, sex, being lonely causes all these social illnesses. 
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answered on Oct 5, 2016 at 20:16
edited Oct 6, 2016 at 20:06
This guy by the name Morris Campbell is the new scammer. He has been so sweet on Facebook sending me his pictures and telling me he is a widower with one daughter of 8 years old by the name Teresa. Today he started telling me he needs my prayers... pirates, ship moving slowly and he got cash $550000 and crucial documents he needs my details to send the money to me because he trusts me bla bla bla. I decided to check on this Laban island thing to see any news on ship default but I found myself on this site, I decided to open an account and share my story. Thanks so much for this site because I am now aware of this scum. God bless you!
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answered on Oct 13, 2016 at 21:20
His name is Melvin Jose
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    Works at CMA CGM Magellan
    Lives in Liverpool
    From Little Canada, Minnesota

My Dearest wife,

What ever situation I found my self I always give Glory to God.Please I need your prayers.

We are in a very serious problem here and need God intervention.The brain box of the ship is having a very serious problem and we are all confused here.The Typhoon in Japan is also affecting the ship and beside we just received information from the Signal house that there are sea pirates from Indonesia blocking the sea and they are about 312 KM away from us and the nearest place for this Ship to anchor is Laban Island somewhere in South Malaysia.
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 workers that we  should offload their goods for another means of transportation as the SHIP will duck here for another 20 days until its safe to continue sailing.Honey my problem now is,valuable documents my money ($280,000) dollar 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 from Australia and supply to a company in Germany I already had contract agreement with.
Honey, as a 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 money so that you can help me to secure it in your place until I have the chance to make my trip and meet you soonest.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 halt me because we are already two in one flesh .I have learned to take life as it happens as I remember everything happens for a reason.I will 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 dont want to loose this money to sea pirates because I know how I suffered for it. Honey quickly forward to me your information as follows to enable me send the money to you immediately through security company:-

Your Full Name
Your Receiving Address:
Phone number.
Valid Email.
Please get back to me as soon as possible.

From yours Melvin

I'm so worry because I give the details and hours ago I search the Laban Island then I found this forum. What should I do?
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answered on Nov 6, 2016 at 20:55
 I experienced the sameas you guys, i've been communicate with very a handsome man,  he told me that his wife passed away 3 years ago and he has a daughter 3 years old who and his aunty is taking care of his daughter. He said he fall in love with me and want to visit me very soon, the strange thing is that he said he was born in england and grew up in US But his english is really worse, he gave me his mobile number and i did called him and i did not understand at all what he said, he is accent sounds like African, i asked him to go on skype and he said he's not at home and promise to do it ehen he cameback home from Switzerland. A week after that i asked again to go on skype and he said dorry my hp has no front camera, how come a assisten manager in oil company has no laptop or hp wth front camera, that is a ridiculous thing. And yesterday he sent this message to me :
( if i say this please don't be angry i just want to make you feel that you mean alot to me because long distance relationship is something both partners should always be in touch with each other and i want you to accpet my gift to you because i gave it to the delivery company already before i left and don't worry about anything because inside the package there is a little money that will help you recover back the one you use in claiming it).
 He asked me to give my adress detail for sending the package, he asked me to send by email to
I refused to receive it, i told him that i never take any gift from somebody that i have never met. And he start angry, he said he gave already the package to the delivery company and he already spent much money. 
Then i said ok u can send it then he gave the sending booking number and asked me to send my address detail. I am afraid if he send drugs or forbidden things.

When i asked why the package is in the big box and what is inside ? He said there are many things inside, he mention red roses flower, money++. How come he put money in the package not just transfere the money. After i read stories on this site, i realize that he could be the guy that you are talking about.
Thanks for your all stories. I will be careful now.
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answered on Nov 16, 2016 at 03:14
I encounter the same story just now. He is calling Aaron Taylor. He plans to fly from New York to Sydney. Suddenly changes to cruise. Now he is talking to me that his ship is getting problem and landing at Leban Island. He asked me to send him address and full name. Luckily I search this post and found the similar stories. Thx ladies. 
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answered on Nov 26, 2016 at 05:20
Now his name in Facebook is ALEX LINU. He sent nice messages. However, sometimes inconsistency in his ideas as well as the way words are written can be noticed. It's very obvious that his messages which are almost the same with WILLIAMS BENSON as shown above have been only copied from somewhere else. It's maybe done by a group of persons doing romance scam with women who use different names.
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answered on Dec 13, 2016 at 02:14
edited Dec 24, 2016 at 07:34
All the above parcel scams, are there a physical parcel? A friend from Facebook informed me that he has sent a parcel to me. A week later I received a call from a courier company in Sarawak International Airport saying the parcel from UK has arrived and I have to pay a clearance fee of RM4,500 before it can be cleared by the Customs. The caller gave me a personal account to bank in the money. She told me the account belongs to a staff in the customs office. I contacted the sender. He assured me to pay first as he has left some money in the package. Without second thought, I went ahead and transferred the money. Few hours later the same caller called me informing that customs have scanned the parcel and found cash in it. If the sender does not have any declaration document I have to pay RM13,500 for the release of the parcel. Again I contacted the sender. He assured me the contents in the parcel is worth more than RM13,500. If I can pay for the release and get the parcel I would be getting valuables more than the RM13,500. I couldn't pay this amount and told him so. He wrote and said he was so upset as I couldn't get the valuables in the parcel and he doesn't want it to be confiscated by customs. He asked me to try and think of a way to pay for it. Is there actually a parcel? If there is what will happen to it? Confiscated or returned to the sender? Hope I can get some answers to my questions. So confused. Thanks.
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answered on Dec 13, 2016 at 02:21
edited Dec 24, 2016 at 07:39
Hope I can get some answers to my questions. So confused.

GREED is the answer.

All the above parcel scams, are there a physical parcel?
Of course, NO. All they want is your money.
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answered on Dec 17, 2016 at 20:00
I cant believe that I fell for this guy too. I consider myself to be pretty cautious but this guy was smooth. He even sounded Danish as he claimed to be. 

My love l am sorry for my absence and not being able to write and chat with you,this is because of our situation here.The major fault with the ship was more than what we initially anticipated and we are seriously working on it.We received a frightening information from the Signal house about our Location and that is a major source of worry for everyone in the ship right now,this is the least thing i expected to hear.Just can't think of anything right now because of the panic and tension in me...I am worried about my safety,colleagues and everyone on board this ship.We received information from the Signal House that there are SEA PIRATES blocking the sea which is about 312 KMaway from us where our Ship anchored in Labuan Island somewhere in Malaysia where the ship repair is current ongoing.
The Captain is forced to announced that all on board the Ship should offload their valuables and goods for another means of transportion as the ship will remain here for another 4 days until its safe to continue sailing. At this point in time the decision of the Captain is always final,it is like one is given no other option and that worries me so much.It worries me so much because i have some savings here with me which is meant for my holidays and other expenses including personal dealings. I have you and i am very grateful to GOD for us.We actually have no option than to take and follow the directives of the Captain,because;
1.Nobody here wants to be robbed of his valuables by sea pirates if you know what i mean.
2.Situations like this the Captain's decision is final.
The good news is we have been informed that they have some security company stands at the sea shore and that has been a source of relief for me and everyone on board. This allows us to safely transport our savings and valuables to their various destination.I am thinking of what to do? and at this time I can't think of anything than you,so dear i will need your help to receive my money on my behalf and this is the safest option i have got.
I made inquires on their mode of operations,including the sender and receiver so i am very satisfy with it. I have decided on sending you the money so that you can help keep it safe until we are okay to continue the trip and finally meet you.
I have come to TRUST you and i have no doubt in my heart you are the woman for me,i know you will keep my heart safe,my whole heart safe so that life can move straight with us.You have placed so much effort in us,our relationship and our plans for the future,i promise i will never disappoint or hurt you,i will be safe and strong for you.I have learned to take life as it happens as I remember everything happens for a reason.I will further discuss with one of the security companies here.They will proceed delivery immediately and will have to get a confirmation from you to assist me in receiving the money because that is the option i have left and you well know i dont want to loose my hard earn money to sea pirates because i know how i suffered for it.
You quickly forward to me some information as follows to enable me process and send to you immediately.
Your Full Name:
Your Receiving Address: 
Please be fast about it...
I miss you, i was so tense and unsettled.I am worried and really worried,please i will need your prayers as well...
Awaiting your reply  Bill...
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