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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 Feb 19, 2018 at 10:22
by   Daisy
edited Feb 20, 2018 at 18:35
 
Today, I received a phone call and an email from someone claiming to be in admin of Transfast Logistics and delivery with website admin@trnsdlc.com asking me to pay for the release of my package that contains jewelries and and engagement ring with cash and some gadgets. He also said he just sent the money because he has no time to ask for my bank account as he is busy for his departure to Venezuela. Sent from New York from a certain Steven Michael with home address at 1482 Madison Ave, New York which I know from the internet. I have read few letters here just has the same content with just different senders name.

He even provided me with the tracking number and when I inquire from the site, the result also has appeared and even the travel history of the whereabouts of the package and the delivery date, exactly when the delivery date of arrival in the Philippines. A woman did call me about my payment.

I am wondering how this scammers can make it look real and how can they get that link of the company that whenever you track the information it really answers as from the company website.
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answered on Mar 5, 2018 at 10:51
by   katherine Neo
edited Mar 12, 2018 at 04:14
 
They're using identities as Americans now, and the “courier company“ that contacts me calls from a private number and is asking me to pay penalty to a personal account under the name of: Kartinie binti Musa. CIMB Bank Account: 7623798010.
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answered on Mar 29, 2018 at 11:04
by   Mei Lee
edited Apr 19, 2018 at 18:44
 
https://www.instagram.com/bersfordjames

This is fake also, doing the same trick as above incident, beware of these people. I told him there is no such Corperatelink.com logistics registered. He’s sending too expensive gifts also, when I search the logistics there is no such thing. I told him this is a scam and I'll report him to the police then he blocked me.

There is no such thing as in-love with people never even meet, too good to be true.. Why these people exist? Be careful of those free gifts from persons who you do not even know
or meet..
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answered on Apr 1, 2018 at 17:34
by   Xiaver
edited Apr 19, 2018 at 18:45
 
Is there any solution to this issue? Because my friend also involved in the same situation. I'm so grateful to noticed this early. If not, my friend has to pay more money to this scammer.
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answered on Apr 1, 2018 at 20:46
by   jeff005
edited Apr 19, 2018 at 18:46
 
Is there any solution to this issue?
Yes, just do not be Greedy.. There are very few FREE  LUNCHES unless one is a proven homeless.
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answered on May 4, 2018 at 14:48
by   Awonusi iyanu
edited May 30, 2018 at 02:35
 
Is flblogistics.com a real courier company? A friend promised me that he will send parcel to me from UK to Nigeria and he gave me the order number which I used in tracking it from the website but when the parcel arrived in Nigeria, they demand for local charges which I paid and later demanding for money again and again.
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answered on May 7, 2018 at 23:21
by   kzia
edited May 30, 2018 at 02:38
 
Oh my goodness, these scammers are everywhere.

I just received an email from a guy from the US saying the same things like most of the victims and the parcel was actually on hold at customs authority here in the Philippines as per the tracking number that the guy gave me CARGO EXPRESS in the US. Ha, Ha, I've emailed the cargo company but there was no reply from them. So confirmed scammer. He also gave a number but when tried to check at people finder the phone belongs to a woman and the name that he gave belongs to an old man. The age also doesn't match from the date of birth that he gave. So that is the hint.. always check the names and numbers that they gave on people finder especially those that states they were in US. So girls beware.

I was just wondering where did he got my email add because I've never join those dating sites. Still be more extra careful. I do hope these people will be jailed.
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answered on May 10, 2018 at 00:47
by   Winnie
edited May 30, 2018 at 02:40
 
I also almost got conned twice this year by a Desmond Williams and a Robin Ford.

I knew Desmond Williams was a fraudster because told me upfront I needed to pay $200 before even the courier service he named as E.C.D.C got in touch with me.

For Robin I thought he was legit. He sent me even his passport his pictures and even photos of the so called gifts he was sending.

This was today morning and when I looked up his name in Skype the same pictures he sent were used under a name Mwangi Yvonne. You can imagine my shock since I knew he was a white man.

And he's been trying to plead with me that that is hard earned money that would go to waste and I should borrow some money to pay the so called courier service GreenGold Logistic Cargo Limited as it was withheld in Thailand for containing hard currency and jewelry.
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answered on May 14, 2018 at 20:44
by   Mari
I'm going through the same from a George Bertram phone number +447922719678 email georgebertam@gmail.com from UK. He said he delivered the package, I searched online I learned it was a scam. I wrote the company cancelling the delivery and explaining the scam, but I think the page http://www.broadicd.com/en is fake too. 
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answered on May 17, 2018 at 02:14
by   Almost a victim
There's is guy, Tony Lee, who claims he's an engineer working in Manchester. He started off by chatting in Facebook and then subsequently in whatsapp. It started off rather innocent but it quickly escalated to him falling in love with me (in a short span of 2 weeks of online chatting). He even sent several photos of himself to prove he's real. 

By the 3rd weeks, he said he'd sent a luggage of gifts for me with iPhone 10, iPad, PS4, gold chains & 8500 pounds. I was later told that the cash was for me to pay for the tax clearance in Malaysia which is odd. Cos' my place of residence isn't even in Malaysia. I was contacted by this dubious Malaysia number which informed me to pay $3000 for clearance via bank transfer. Most courier services does not do bank transfers via personal accounts. So this definitely raised alarm.

 Well, I didn't want to pay and told him the same via text that I didn't believe him. And he just got really angry really fast and became all spiteful. From "dear, i miss you" to "you are fool". And the parcel is suddenly forgotten. Eventhough he kept pressing me to check in the beginning. Now that the scam is exposed, he retreats with anger. Where do they get this sense of righteousness from i wonder?

P.S.: His English was consistently broken as well. Eventhough he claims that he was born and raised in US and is permanently working in the UK. And he would type messages to profess his love in form of poetry. Totally not credible. 

Well, just hoping nobody would fall prey to such schemers/scammers. Never believe anyone who'd fall for you in 2 weeks without even knowing you as a person.

His number +447537129734
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