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" <>

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 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 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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