Package Delivery Scam: Parcel delivery on hold at Custom

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asked on Jul 14, 2009 at 18:08
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" <>

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


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

We are glad to be of service to you.

Mdld 68 Lot 12, Tek Guan Industrial
Building, Segama Road 91100
Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia.
Tel: +60124430126

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answered on May 4, 2017 at 20:13
edited May 8, 2017 at 08:24
I am experiencing this too.

I'm chatting my online friend for almost a month now. Kindly give me an advice. This is the website of the company They fine a charges which is 480$ and I don't know where to get that money. The company sent me a Malaysian ID and the evidence of my parcel and my tracking number. They wanted me to deposit in Western Union.
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answered on May 12, 2017 at 00:01
edited Aug 2, 2017 at 04:07
I am experiencing this now.

A man named Caine Barton, 47 from UK messaged me on Tagged. He said he is a chemical engineer. Widowed with 13 years old son.

He messaged me last January and we agreed to chat on Whatsapp since I rarely used my tagged. But we also exchanged messages on mail. At first he is already telling me flowery words and poetic lines which I found very mushy. It's the first red flag, but I still gave him benefit of the doubt and politely asked him if he can stop communicating me with those words, I feel irritated. Then we communicate consistently but I don't mind if he doesn't message me for 4 days or more because I am not looking for a serious relationship.

Come April, I feel like he messaged me more frequent already. I had doubts so I searched his name on Internet and found that he has many accounts on different dating site. Just kept it to myself. He said he wanted to get married as soon as possible, he even proposed to me which I declined many times. He asked me to be his girlfriend which I agreed just not to discuss the proposal. We got along just fine.. we didn't agree for whole 4 months which made me skeptical. He is too good to be true.

Then he said he is going to visit me and he wanted to give me gifts. He was asking for my address. I didn't give it to him right away, I said I cannot trust him because I am not sure if he is sure of me. I told him that I saw his profile in different dating site. He said that was too long before. Then he asked for my address twice. I was half hearted, but I gave the address of the transient room I'm staying not my true address. He said he will send me gifts.

On the day he left UK for a business trip to Venezuela he said he mailed me the details of the gift. I was shocked when I saw list of the gift plus 10500 pounds. He said he didn't declare the money. At that right moment I knew it was a scam! I research and found this site. Right away I message him that I know what he is up to. And I asked him to not bother talking to me again and to leave me alone. I said I will not pay for any fine. He said in the email that the gift will be with me today. May 11. He messaged me earlier this "Hhmmm, you seem to be convinced with the things you sent me in mail. Just went through now."

I am waiting if someone will call me to ask money or fine.. or message me in my mail.. but no one yet is calling or sending me mail. Should I be bothered?

I don't know what he will do next.
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answered on May 20, 2017 at 17:30
We have the same issue ..... A guy from United states sent me a package also and now I have to pay for the violation because there is money inside the package... luckily I read a lot of articles regarding this ....
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answered on May 28, 2017 at 02:32
edited Aug 2, 2017 at 04:11
This is true. I also experience the same and they got away with 500$ from me. Its too late when I realized that and they are asking for more from me and even threatened that I'll go to jail if I didn't pay the fine. I told him his package is not worthy if I'm going to jail. Since I cannot get my money back from them, I just told myself to just think that I just donated to charity. These scammers are really a disgust to the world. Why can't they just work decently instead of preying to non suspecting women.

I hope these can be solved by FBI and also to all women please be careful do not trust guys on social media.
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answered on May 29, 2017 at 22:34
edited Aug 2, 2017 at 04:15
They are all working together... UK, Spain...

Be aware of these names:
Kelvin Luis +447405298466
David Anderson +34612276654
Pienaar Keita Raphael
Lopez R Pablo

They are using La Caixa Bank in Madrid, Spain.

Parcel Direct Logistics delivery from UK:

These all cost me more then 7400 EUR.

I am going to report that to the police.
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answered on Jul 25, 2017 at 14:47
edited Aug 2, 2017 at 04:27
I recently experienced that today. I chatted this man from USA. After 2 or 3 weeks of exchanging emails.. I had notice everyday he is sending sweet and long messages to me. He said he is going to marry me.. blah blah blah. He will be going to Venezuela for some work and he bought me expensive things and will send that to me before his flight.. his message is this..

His name is Lowien Robert, from USA.


How are you doing today? Am so sorry I haven't contacted you since morning ‘has been very busy, making arrangement for this trip. Please my love, accept my apology. Am moving right now to the airport, the Airway Bill Receipt is attached, I have sent the parcel containing One Apple laptop/Engagement Gold Ring/Two Gucci Perfume/iPhone 3G 16BG/Sparkling Wrist Watch/21 karat GOLD necklace & earrings / and some of my important document, and the sum of $100,000 (USD) and another 200,000 USD for the apartment all is sealed in the same package to enable you to open a joint account under our name, since we will be needing the Bank statement during your visa application, take money from it and settle for everything honey, and buy yourself other things you may need at home, if your passport need to be renew, kindly do that immediately and make sure nothing will delay you whenever I come there...

Since there was no time to contact you any longer for your bank account details to do a bank transaction I had no option than to sealed the  money in the same pack containing the diamond ring which my mom gave to us for our engagement. I wanted to make it as a surprise, but I can’t take the risk of travelling with the ring.

I sent it with the details you gave to me.

Go to the company website and tracking it through online tracking to know when the parcel will arrive to your country.

From my Inquiry the pack will arrive to its destination 2 to 3 day’s time.

Web name: Tranxnet logistics & delivery inc
Tracking: US449389896PH
My house Address: ** West 14th Street, 3rd and 4th Floors, Manhattan, New York, 10019
I knew it that it was a Scam. So I totally blocked him.
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answered on Jul 25, 2017 at 16:50
edited Aug 2, 2017 at 04:39
Why block him? Since you know that it is a scam... Scam back. Ask him to send by Western Union some monies to clear custom charges to prove his undying irrevocable love for you.
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answered on Jul 29, 2017 at 06:53
edited Aug 2, 2017 at 04:37
Is it OK if I have provided mailing address and contact number before I noticed it was a scam?
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answered on Aug 16, 2017 at 08:58
I am a little bit sad. I wish I have that true love. I am lucky that I have not send any money yet. I am sure he is an expert of psychology. I also think that this is not a work of one person, they have bank account in many countries, they also really good in technology in order to create those fake websites.
I can see that they use different delivery company's name.
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answered on Sep 6, 2017 at 15:09
edited Sep 27, 2017 at 08:49
I had just been in the same situation. So bad I wasn't aware about this type of scam on the internet. I had just received phone call from the courier service in Kuala Lumpur that asked me to pay RM4000 plus. I didn't response much and cut off the call before I switch it off. I don't care about the gifts, as I already told the man I'm not interested. But too late, he already got my address. My only concern here is, what will happen if I didn't pay the amount stated? Will there be agents from Malaysia comes to my address to force me with the payment? Please share your thought for those who had did the same.. Thank you
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