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Package Delivery Scam: Parcel delivery on hold at Custom

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asked on Jul 14, 2009 at 18:08
by   vivi
edited on May 24, 2016 at 18:25
 
Same as Marose's case (Government Custom Malaysia Topic). I also have known a friend from Internet and he sent me a parcel containing UK currency. The courier demand a penalty in order to send me the package. The one who sent it told me he can't get through me to get my bank account number that time so decided to put the money in the parcel with other valuable things to send to me. I also don't have such money to pay for any penalty. What should I do now. Would you please help me verify if this courier and package from a friend who I've known from the Internet really exist.  Thank you very much for your help.

Attached herewith is the email from the courier.

From: "British Express Post" <bbritishexpress@excite.com>
Madam?

With reference to the delivery of your package, We have tried to reach the sender on phone but to no avail. I wish to bring to your notice (Receiver) that your package has been placed on hold by the Malaysian customs for some reasons which happened to violate the shipping policies. As the goods Arrived Malaysia at the check point, the Malaysian custom detected that currency were included in your parcel. Thereby, certain commissions must be paid as customs duty via us which is for the immediate clearance of your package .For the main time refer on the 'status' of your package during tracking, this is in accordance to the mode of operations in the Courier sector for financial delivery. We have already taken order number for this package from the custom.

Outstanding Charges:
Administrative ..........................RM 680.00
Clearance............................... RM 2,980.00
TOTAL = RM3,660.00

A total of RM 3,660.00 (Three thousand six hundred and sixty Malaysia Ringgit only) has been charge. In acknowledgement to this email, account details shall be provided to you for the payment as stated above for the release of your package.

Thank you, as I hope I have made my self clear to you by this notice as directed by the management.

For more inquiry call: +60124430126
AGENT NAME MR: ALEX

Email: bbritishexpress@excite.com

Present your order number when calling so that we may honor your calls.

We are glad to be of service to you.

MALAYSIA
Mdld 68 Lot 12, Tek Guan Industrial
Building, Segama Road 91100
Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia.
Tel: +60124430126
Email: bbritishexpress@excite.com

THANK YOU FOR USING OUR COMPANY
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answered on Jul 15, 2009 at 07:28
by   notalawyer
This is a scam.
There is no currency in the package.
The courier company does not exist.  Have you actually met your Internet "friend" before?
They want you to bank in the RM 3,660 and then later they will ask for more money or they will disappear.

Just tell them Malaysian Customs has already called you and you have already banked in the RM 3,660 directly to Malaysian Customs already.
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answered on Jul 15, 2009 at 16:14
by   vivi
edited May 24, 2016 at 18:28
 
Thank you for your advice. I never met this Internet friend, we just knew each other for a short while at tagged site and then he said he loves me and wanted to send me money and other valuable gifts to win my heart. I told him don't send any valuable things to me but he insisted. I will follow what you have suggested to me if they called me again. In fact I already told my Internet friend I won't give the courier agent any money. This is the website of the courier service my Internet friend gave me to trace the parcel: http://www.britishexpresspost.page.tl/

I shown this website to my sister and she thinks the website is a fake, because although it is an international company, the website just shown contacts of the headquarter at UK and one branch at Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia. So, beware of those scammers, gals. Luckily I have read the report in the newspaper and then I search the Internet for similar cases so I found many others facing the similar situation, hence I'm able to make sensible decision. Thanks.
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answered on Nov 7, 2009 at 03:57
by   snop
edited May 24, 2016 at 18:29
 
I also the victim of this case.. So can I get all my money back?

How come this agent Alex never been caught? I think Malaysian law should put this guy in jail.
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answered on Nov 7, 2009 at 11:08
by   vkpc
edited May 24, 2016 at 18:29
 
So can I get all my money back?  Sure no lah.

I think Malaysian law should put this guy in jail.  He's not in Malaysia, how to put him in jail?
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answered on Nov 11, 2009 at 20:56
by   sophille_aqadeja
edited May 24, 2016 at 18:39
 
I also received the same message about a parcel from UK from internet friend too... It happened last week. He said he sent me the parcel and put some money in it.

Below is the copy from the agent who's asking me for the custom clearance and the balance of the charges:

SAFE POST DELIVERY COURIER SERVICES
95 HARFORD STREET, MILE END
LONDON, E14PY UNITED KINGDOM
TELE:+447031846586
FAX: +448704951878
2009-11-03

                                                      MALAYSIA OFFICE
                                                      MDLD 68 LOT 12 TEK
                                                      GUAN INDUSTRIAL BUILDING,
                                                      SEGAMA ROAD 91100 LAHAD
                                                      DATU, SABAH MALAYSIA.
                                                      TELE: +6017 428 2941.

EMAIL: SAFEPOSTCOURIER@OPERAMAIL.COM

WEBSITE: WWW.SAFEPOSTDELIVERYCOURIER.PAGE.TL

ORDER NUMBER: GXS /WFD/ 2009 (MALAYSIA)

Delivery Address:
NAME: M/S. FAZLINA OMAR.
ADDRESS: EAGLE STRIKE SDN BHD NO 2A, LOT 290 JALAN T/P 5 0FF JALAN SETIA TAMAN
PERINDUSTRIAN UEP 47600 SUBANG JAYA SELANGOR DARUL EHSAN MALAYSIA.

TEL: +019 2770841

Attn: M/S. Fazlina Omar,

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 Malaysian customs for some reasons which happened to violate the shipping policies. As the goods were brought on custom clearance point in Kuala Lumpur Int'l Airport Malaysia then for further destination to your said address (Malaysia) at the check point, the Malaysian custom detected that undeclared currency were concealed in your parcel. Thereby, certain commissions must be paid  as customs duty via us which is for the immediate clearance of your package. For the main time refer on the " status" of your package during tracking, this is in accordance to the mode of operations in the Courier sector for financial delivery. We have already taken order number for these packages from the custom. You are required to follow all instructions giving to you to facilitate the release of your package.

To do this, you are required to pay the required charges listed below for the immediate release of your package. Upon confirmation of payment, your package will be delivered to your destination (Malaysia) under hours from Malaysia.

Outstanding Charges:
Administrative: RM 1,320
Clearance: RM 1,050
TOTAL: RM 2,370

A total of RM 2,370

(Two thousand three hundred and seventy Malaysia Ringgit only) has been charge. In
acknowledgement to this email, account details shall be provided to you for the payment as stated above for the release of your package.

Thank you, as I hope I have made my self clear to you by this notice as directed by the management.

For more inquiry call:  Tel: +6017 4282941.

Email: safepostcourier@operamail.com

Present your order number when calling so that we may honor your calls. We are glad to be of service to you.

Yours Faithfully.
Mr. Martin White
Head of Customer Propositions
Safe Post Delivery Courier Service Malaysia
Tel: +6017 4282941
2) and continued with other notice

SAFE POST DELIVERY COURIER SERVICES
95 HARFORD STREET, MILE END
LONDON, E14PY UNITED KINGDOM
TELE:+447031846586
FAX: +448704951878
2009-11-03

                                                      MALAYSIA OFFICE
                                                      MDLD 68 LOT 12 TEK
                                                      GUAN INDUSTRIAL BUILDING,
                                                      SEGAMA ROAD 91100 LAHAD
                                                      DATU, SABAH MALAYSIA.
                                                      TELE: +6017 428 2941.

EMAIL: SAFEPOSTCOURIER@OPERAMAIL.COM

WEBSITE: WWW.SAFEPOSTDELIVERYCOURIER.PAGE.TL

ORDER NUMBER: GXS /WFD/ 2009 (MALAYSIA)

Delivery Address:
NAME: M/S. FAZLINA OMAR.
ADDRESS: EAGLE STRIKE SDN BHD NO 2A, LOT 290 JALAN T/P 5 0FF JALAN SETIA TAMAN
PERINDUSTRIAN UEP 47600 SUBANG JAYA SELANGOR DARUL EHSAN MALAYSIA.

TEL: +019 2770841

Attn: M/S. Fazlina Omar,

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 Malaysian customs for some reasons which happened to violate the shipping policies. As the goods were brought on custom clearance point in Kuala Lumpur Int'l Airport Malaysia then for further destination to your said address (Malaysia) at the check point, the Malaysian custom detected that undeclared currency were concealed in your parcel. Thereby, certain commissions must be paid  as customs duty via us which is for the immediate clearance of your package. For the main time refer on the "status" of your package during tracking, this is in accordance to the mode of operations in the Courier sector for financial delivery. We have already taken order number for these packages from the custom. You are required to follow all instructions giving to you to facilitate the release of your package.

To do this, you are required to pay the required charges listed below for the immediate release of your package. Upon confirmation of payment, your package will be delivered to your destination (Malaysia) under hours from Malaysia.

Outstanding Charges:
Administrative: RM 1,320
Clearance: RM 1,050
TOTAL: RM 2,370

A total of RM 2,370

(Two thousand three hundred and seventy Malaysia Ringgit only) has been charge. In
acknowledgement to this email, account details shall be provided to you for the payment as stated above for the release of your package.

Thank you, as I hope I have made my self clear to you by this notice as directed by the management.

For more inquiry call:  Tel: +6017 4282941.

Email: safepostcourier@operamail.com

Present your order number when calling so that we may honor your calls. We are glad to be of service to you.

Yours Faithfully,
Mr. Martin White
Head of Customer Propositions
safe post delivery Courier Service Malaysia
Tel: +6017 4282941
3) last threat is today:

Madam, we wish to bring to your notice that we have been waiting for you people to settle for the certificate, up till now we never hear from you and the send RE: Parcel delivery on hold at custom
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answered on Mar 22, 2012 at 00:29
by   Zeth
edited May 24, 2016 at 18:42
 
Please be careful about this guy. I was one of his victim as well. It just happened recently. He’s using different ID, I think and using different names and photos. These people are sick. He’s not alone with this activity somebody’s helping him, they are making money with this kind of work. Hope they will get back one day of what they are doing, they are insane.

Beware of all these numbers

The scammer is:
Adolphus William Clinton
aldaphusclinton@yahoo.com
Mob: +447031809688
SMS: +447858836875

Chinese Woman Atasha:
+60166673458
+60163143157

I’m thankful that I’m okay. It's just money and you’re going to pay in return ..time will come we don’t know.
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answered on Jul 16, 2012 at 17:57
by   chichi
edited May 24, 2016 at 18:54
 
I need your help very bad and as soon as possible. I met a friend thru net from United Kingdom last June. We exchanged emails and he keeps on telling me that he likes me, that he loves me etc.  He sent me package and it got hold in Malaysia. It got cleared in UK and Amsterdam then got hold in Malaysia because according to Mr. Zak of Alpha delivery courier customs found currency in the parcel and they want me to settle 750.00 US dollar, which as of now I haven't because it might be a scam. and there is no guarantee that it is real. My net friend sent me the details of what he sent but I have to be very careful. All I want to know if there is really a package that got hold in Malaysia, and does it really got currency there. I don't know what to do. I want to trust this net friend, but I have to be very careful also. 750.00 US dollars is a big money here in our country. Please help and Mr. Zak also told me that I do act fast for my parcel might be confiscated.

Attached herewith are the emails from Alpha with details. Thanks. 

Alpha Delivery Courier Services notification /Awaiting To Be Cleared In Malaysia Customs

FROM: ALPHA DELIVERY COURIER SERVICE

TO: mcsr6556@yahoo.com

Monday, July 16, 2012 10:54 AM

Welcome!

Alpha Delivery Courier Service Asia
Regional Co-ordinating Head Office and Dispatch Centre
SOUTH-EAST ASIA & SABAH, Malaysia
Email: alphadeliverycourierservice@asia.com
Malaysia Tel: +60166672448     
Fax: +60166672448

alphadeliverycourier@london.com
United Kingdom Tel: +447031809835      

16.07.2012

Website: http://alphadeliverycourier.page.tl

Name: Maria Christina Ramos,
Address: Rey marketing, inc. Rey marketing compound, C. Raymundo Ave., Rosario, Pasig City, Philippines.
Mobile: +639189215462
Email: mcsr6556@yahoo.com

ORDER NUMBER:SCS/ WFD /2012 (MALAYSIA).

Madam,

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 Authority for some reasons which happened to violate the shipping policies. As the goods were brought on transit point Malaysia, at the transit check point, the Authority detected that currency were included in your parcel.

Thereby, certain commissions must be paid as a duty via us which is for the immediate clearance of your package. For the main time refer on the “status" of your package during tracking, this is in accordance to the mode of operations in the Courier sector for financial delivery. We have already taken order number for this package from the Authority.

You are required to follow all instructions giving to you to facilitate the Release of your package. To do this, you are required to pay the required charges listed below for the immediate release of your package. Upon confirmation of payment, your package will be delivered to your destination address under some hours from the time we confirm your payment. We have tried to call you but your was not connecting.

Outstanding Charges:
Administrative: $500USD
Clearance: $250USD
TOTAL: $750USD

A total of 750USD (UNITED STATE DOLLARS) has been charge. In acknowledgment to this email, account details shall be provided to you for the payment as stated above for the Release of your package.

Thank you, as I hope I have made my self clear to you by this notice as Directed by the management.

Thank you for using Alpha Delivery Courier Services Company for your delivery packages and for your business needs.

For more enquirer call: +60166672448 

Present your order number when calling so that we may honor your calls.
We are glad to be of service to you.

Yours Faithfully.

Yours Faithfully,
Mr.  Muhammad Zak
South. East Asia Regional Coordinator
Courier Services in Malaysia.
+60166672448.
Then the details how to transfer the payment...

Message: 16/07/2012

Attn: Madam.

Further to our correspondence, I am pleased to inform you that your Package is in possession of the Authority awaiting clearance due to the Money detected in your package.

To expedite the process of releasing your package please locate and do Payment through Western Union Money Transfer with the name And information appears below.

NAME OF ACCOUNT'S OFFICER/RECEIVER to the sum of $750 United State Dollars only.

Name: David Kusor
Country: Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

Immediately after payment is done, please call or send to this e-mail:
1. Name of Sender
2. Address of sender
3. Western Union MTCN (10-digit)
4. Test question and answer (if any)
5. Amount sent immediately after payment is done, please call or send to this email: alphadeliverycourierservice@asia.com

Send a copy of the transfer slip, for office documentation.

Conclusion: As soon as we receive confirmation and evidence of payment of the charges, we will dispatch your parcel immediately within few hours to your designated address.

The expected time of delivery will be send to you.

Thank you for using Alpha Delivery Courier Services for your package delivery and for your business needs.

Yours Faithfully.
Mr.  Muhammad Zak
South. East Asia Regional Coordinator
Courier Services in Malaysia.
+60166672448
Thank you so much... hope to hear from you.
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answered on Jul 24, 2012 at 00:34
by   Anonymous
edited May 24, 2016 at 18:55
 
100% scammer! I been same issued with you. Just recently.
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answered on Sep 6, 2012 at 18:45
by   Lvena
edited May 24, 2016 at 18:57
 
I have same problem. There is a guy want to make seriously relationship with me. He was so romantic, he sends me a poem everyday. He is from UK. He will come to Indonesia in October, before he come here, he will send all the luggage and send the ticket too. I want to know the kind of luggage, he give me the kind of the luggage after he send the luggage. He told me that he put a big cash for our expenses, 2 sets of jewellery, etc. I'm really shocked because I know the rules that we can't bring or send the big cash. We must declare that money. After the luggage arrive in Malaysia, the courier send me the message by email, I must pay the fee for the clearance. After I pay that fee, the courier send me the message again, that I must pay the fee again because there is a big money in the luggage. I must pay IDR 87.000.000. If I don't pay the money, the luggage will be confiscated by IMF and the IMF will be in my door.
Now I'm really afraid because I don't want any trouble with me. I'm really confused why the courier push me to pay the luggage, why she never contact the sender?

Please give me some advice. For your information the name of this guy is David Wood.
Be careful with the guy from UK.
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answered on Feb 28, 2013 at 12:27
by   Zeen
edited May 25, 2016 at 20:28
 
How they con!

Honey, how are you doing? I know you will be at work now as I send this mail but never the less I just want you to know that I love you so much and I want to thank you for the joy you brought to my life. I went shopping today and I got you some nice stuff I just hope you like them. I want to send you a gift, so I will need you to send me your complete contact details for me to be able to send the gift to you, I wanted you to help me check out the prices of houses around where you live because I want to come down and start a life in Malaysia and then shuttle UK often, I have made up my mind on this and since you have got a lot of experience you will be my guidance angel, hope you don't mind? Honey please I want you to make sure that all my pictures that I have sent to you are in a safe file, please do not share with any one for it is only for your own view and i do not want other people to have my picture, you know that I work in a reputable company so I will not want any one to do anything to damage my image.

Honey, you have to promise me something, you have to be honest with me, I need no money from a man, I know my dear, you have such quality I need from a man. please honey don't allow anything to come between the both of us, try your best to be honest to me, I need this information to send the gift I bought for you.

Dear please send me your personnel details.

Your full Name:
Your full House Address:
Your Mobile or Contact Number:
Your Email address

That I will use in sending the parcel. Please my dear try your best to be very honest with me and my family. Have a blissful day. Kissssssssss. Hope to hear from you soon.

Anis Amran Amin
Hi Darling,

I have just sent the gift to you now through the courier company that my company always make use of, in the gift that I sent to you now honey I did put cash money of 150,000.00 pounds including the gift items, I know it will be safe to send the money to you via the delivery, though I did not declare the money to the courier because I hide the money inside the gift I bought and no one can find it, it is only you and I that know about the money, what I want you to do for me is as soon as you have gotten the house I want you to take 70,000.00 pounds to make the deposit for the house and you can make arrangement for the house document before my arrival then when I arrive I will now sign the final part of the deal. Then you will have to take from the balance of the 80,000.00 pounds to get a 5 star hotel were i will put up when I arrive in Malaysia, I will inform you before you will book the hotel and will inform you how long you will book for,then the balance of the money you help me to keep safely as that will be the capital I will start the little investment with. Though when I am coming I will come with some more money. I am still waiting for my father stock broker to give to me the money which he has sold in the last shares of my father. Honey I know that I did not inform you about sending money to you and I know this will come to you as a surprise, I do not have any other alternative to send the money to you today, I know it is safe okay. I am trusting you to help me do the things I want to do in Malaysia. I trust you with my life honey.

The name of the courier company is: Atlas Courier Delivery Service. I will send to you in attach file the website and tracking number, according to the delivery courier I was told that the delivery is 48 hours, I gave them your hand phone number so that they can contact you when they arrive in Malaysia. Honey as soon as you get the parcel from the courier I will need you to inform me and help me to do all I want you to do. Please as soon as you receive the gift call me this is my hand phone numbers +447035902272,

HERE ARE THE LIST OF ITEMS IN THE PARCEL, AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE PLEASE RECONFIRM THEM IF THEY ARE COMPLETE AS LISTED.

1. 150,000.00 POUNDS (IN CASH IN AN THREE DIFFERENT ENVELOPE)
2. 3 NEW MODEL HP LAPTOPS
3. A GOLD WRISTWATCH
4. iPhone 4s, the new BLACKBERRY And one Samsung Galazy Tab
5. FLOWERS
6. MY RECENT AND NEW PICTURES
7. 11 T-SHIRTS (DIFFERENT SIZES AND DIFFERENT COLORS)
8. ENGLAND CLUB JERSEYS
9. ONE iPad
10. TWO SUNGLASSES
11. TWO COMPLETE SUITES
12. FOUR PAIRS OF SHOE (BLACK AND BROWN)

I am expecting to hear from you as soon as you have received the parcel. You have to check on the website always to know exactly when the gift will arrive in Malaysia. For you to check on the website just copy the website and put on your browser, then insert the delivery tracking number. This will show you the delivery status.

COURIER NAME:
Atlas Courier Delivery Service

Web Site:
http://atlas.couservices.com/main

Tracking:
http://atlas.couservices.com/main/Sign_On.php

PARCEL TRACKING NUMBER:
ATLS664992285441

Your Love Anis
I don't know what happened to me whether I was crazy or just lonely, all I know is I was sick of being deceived, mistreated, and unloved... Then you came along... I don't know why. All I know is that I felt a connection on our first chat, something I had never felt before which at first made me feel uneasy, stupid and even a bit childish, which made me go through all kinds of emotions as we chatted and began finding we had a lot in common. I felt like we had known each other from an unknown past.

At first I was scared and a part of me wanted to ignore and just believe that you were just someone who is just after my beauty like some other men do...I was thinking I was crazy to have the feelings I was beginning to have for you. I was really upset with myself and became very angry with the way I was feeling. I didn't want to admit to you or anyone else that I was falling for someone I had never actually met. I thought I was becoming insane myself - #### it - I tried to fight these feelings off but they were just too powerful for me to ignore! I tried to convince myself that this can't be for real; that you couldn't REALLY be feeling the same as I was... I was going insane!!! No matter how hard I tried - I just could not fight the feelings I was having for you.

Then a day came when you express your feelings to me,the magnetism that I was feeling was so strong that I could no longer fight it. Our chats became an everyday thing and the feelings just would not go away no matter how hard I tried.

I just could not resist the temptation of meeting you now... I tried so hard to convince myself that there is no such thing as true love... but you have made me believe differently.

You are the reasons for my smiles... You are the reasons for my tears, and the reasons for my fears. You, my love, are the reason I wake up each day, and sleep each night. You are my reason for living my life. You, my love, are the only reason for my happiness. I want you; I need you; I love you! Life would be incomplete without you now. Life would be unbearable. You have given me your love and now I give you my heart. It is yours do with as you may, but remember, my love, it's for always!! You have become a part of me that I will always cherish. I love you with all my heart always and forever, Pena. You have brought me so much happiness. ..I LOVE YOU MY DEAREST SWEET BABY.
Thank you very much my love, I have just got back home from my little shopping, I went out to get some few things which I will be needing in Scotland, I am about to take my bath now I wish you were here to have a warm bath with me. Baby I will miss you so much, I know within another two weeks I will be with you in Malaysia, I can not wait till that time to come and be with you in Malaysia. Honey I I have checked on the tracking of the courier and the parcel is now in Singapore, so meaning you will be receiving the parcel by tomorrow, please ensure you keep the money safely in your home or account. I love you my dear
27/02/2013

ATTN: Md

Description of parcel to be delivered:
Total weight of parcel: -------------20.50kg

We are a well established company offering courier and transport services 24 hour a day for priority delivery of letters, parcels and consignments to any destination by road, air or sea. We have a substantial team of couriers available for motorcycle dispatch plus van driver couriers in all size vehicles from small vans up to 7.5 tonne and international couriers for dispatch by road, sea or air.

We are sorry to announce to you the current situation with your expected parcel from England, there in Malaysia today. Due to the content of your package, exceeding the limited amount allowed in every parcel by the Authority at the port of entry, your parcel has therefore been placed on hold after checking the weight of the parcel and it has exceeded the normal accepted weight, you are therefore required to pay the total sum of $2,500.00 for the over weight/administrative charges of your parcel before it can be cleared by the custom, in other to release your package by the authority to you immediately.

I hope I have made my self clear to you by this notice, as directed by the management in accordance to their mode of operations.

On your reply to this email, the clearing agent details shall be provided for you there in Malaysia, for you to send the payment, for the release of your package to you immediately in Malaysia.

CHARGES TABLE:
Courier Charges $00.00
Administrative $500.00
Custom Clearance $2,000.00

TOTAL ONE DAY DELIVERY
$2,500.00
...................

We are glad to be of service to you 24 hours and Happy Celebrations from Atlas Air Parcel Delivery!

William J. Flynn
Head, ATLAS AIR WORLD WIDE HOLDINGS.
United Kingdom..
NB: Mr. JACK PARKINSON.
(Delivery Officer In charge now in your country, please contact him +60102716534)
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