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Courier Delivery Scams: Parcel on hold by Malaysian Customs and Payment required

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asked on Mar 22, 2009 at 07:31
by   Catcity
Is there anyone who can help to verify is the following statement is real? As I'm not in Malaysia now.

Currently I received a courier notification from:

PACIFIC COURIER SERVICES
ASIAN-PACIFIC REGION DISPATCH OFFICE
NEW ADDRESS
Sky Building
Old Airport Road
Locked Bag 113
88999 Kota Kinabalu
Sabah Malaysia


DATE: 21-03-2009                                                                           

Ref. No: FECS13820

Dear Esteemed Customer,

Thanks for your email. You are to note that we can ONLY receive payment from you alone at our office hand in hand and not from any other person. For that reason and if you cannot come over in 1 week from this email notice, we would take legal actions against the sender and you, the recipient for breach of delivery. A notice has also been sent out to the sender, Mr. Mark Brian as regards the above.

In the light of the above, you are advised to duly inform your friend to proceed immediately to any Western Union Money transfer outlet near him/her to effect this payment of RM 2,361.98 ( or its equivalent in United States Dollars $ 657.00 USD ) directly to our chief admin officer in the United Kingdom below:

RECEIVER'S NAME: Allen Smith
LOCATION: London, United Kingdom.

On completion of the above, please get back to us immediately with the payment details below for confirmation:

1. Name And Address Of Sender
2. Exact Amount sent
3. Money Transfer Control Number (M.T.C.N.) or Reference Number

Awaiting your very swift response as regards the above as soon as possible. Thank you.

Yours Sincerely,
Jack Berlin
Head Customer Care
PACIFIC COURIER SERVICES
ASIAN-PACIFIC REGION DISPATCH OFFICE
Phone: +60 129 194 053
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answered on Aug 5, 2009 at 08:11
by   leth
edited Mar 31, 2016 at 01:09
 
Attn: LITA D.QUI'O

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 were brought on transit point Malaysia then for further destination Philippines at the transit 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 550.00
Clearance............................... RM 2000,00
TOTAL = RM 2,500

A total of RM 2,550 RM (Two thousand five Hundred and fifty Ringgit only) 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.

For more inquiry call: 0192064802, 0192064804

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. Jerry Brain
Head, Customer Propositions
ADAX WORLD WIDE COURIER &
CARGO EXPRESS
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answered on Aug 5, 2009 at 13:23
by   notalawyer
Another scam to make RM2,550 free from ######s like you.
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answered on Sep 20, 2009 at 16:14
by   have done lie
edited Mar 31, 2016 at 01:03
 
Today I have to share my bad experience. I have a foreigner friend whom I've been communicating via e-mail for a month. Recently he said he will be sending valuable things to me and I don't know what he'll be sending to me. He told me is necessary to us. After that the company service sent an e-mail to me:

OFFICE OF THE OPERATIONS DIRECTOR,
UNITED  SECURITY SERVICES,
UNIT 7 LIGHTNING WAY,WEST HEATH,
BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM.

ATTENTION: Ms............................

We wish to notify you that your consignment received through our Agent in Afghanistan  deposited by Dr. Charles Petro with consignment no: wab80091/ab/nec/2009 and Certificate code of: itfaaw/225/cpa/101 has been packaged and is ready to be delivered to you.

It will be coming through our Diplomatic Courier services department. The name of the Diplomat is Dr.Samuel Williams.

The airline is scheduled to transit :
LONDON-DUBAI-KUALA LUMPUR-BANGKOK. He will be boarding from Heathrow International   Airport  tonight, 12th September, 2009 at about 23:10 GMT  to be in Bangkok International Airport, Thailand on the 15th September, 2009. He has your particulars as given to us by Dr.Charles Petro.

Our office in Malaysia would call you as soon as your parcel arrives the  international airport, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia before onward transit to Thailand.

You may access our online tracking system to monitor your consignment via our courier service web page: www.unisecures.com and insert your tracking number to view your consignment after that they sent another to me as we wish to notify you that your consignment deposited by Dr.Charles Petro with consignment no: wab80091/ab/nec/2009 and Certificate code of : itfaaw/225/cpa/101 has landed in our South-East Asia Office at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

You are expected to make a deposit of One Thousand, Six Hundred and Fifty United
States' dollars (USD1,650.00) to our office in order that your parcel will be delivered to you in Thailand tomorrow.

This payment is for the insurance coverage of your parcel, the handling charges and the airport tax. Your Consignment has been tagged a 'highly classified luggage' as such its not going to be scanned by the customs in any airport.

You may send through western union money transfer to our delivery officer:  Name: Mr.Samuel Williams.
Passport number: 4031070689
Phone Number: 0060166115916

After making the payment, send us the Money Transfer Control Number and the senders name with the Address. We look forward to serving you better.

Regards,
ALEAZA MOHAMMAD
Area Coordinator

Please help check it for me. This is a cheating gang.
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answered on Nov 30, 2009 at 08:50
by   Arshid
edited Mar 30, 2016 at 23:00
 
Some one from Japan sent me a parcel, meant to have Plant of Solar Energy and 5,000 British sterling pounds, I think Wednesday awaiting arrival in Pakistan. Got a call from Malaysian Customs yesterday saying they detected currency not allowed and if I send them $5,400 MRY Malaysian currency then they will release my parcel.

I contacted another person before yesterday and he told me about the money. Why you hold my parcel. My parcel destination is Pakistan and I will pay all duties here in Pakistan. This parcel come from Japan to Singapore But the Custom Authority of Singapore not demanded for the money. When the parcel reached Malaysia the Customs Authority of Malaysia hold my parcel and demanded the money of $5,400 Ringgit Malaysian.

Please do something and released my parcel as soon as possible. Awaiting your reply. Thanks and best wishes.
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answered on Dec 7, 2009 at 19:32
by   Kbwchi
edited Mar 30, 2016 at 22:53
 
A friend of mine that I have known for 3 months on Tagged (social discovery website) sent me a parcel via Globally Express Courier which I was informed has been put on hold by the Malaysian Customs. I paid penalty fee of $620 but now I have been asked to pay another $550 for tax and insurance which I have not yet paid. He also sent me a copy of his passport and the airway bill. Can this be a scam?
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answered on Dec 8, 2009 at 04:07
by   vkpc
It is a scam.
There is no parcel.
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answered on Dec 8, 2009 at 06:46
by   Dont transf a money
edited Mar 30, 2016 at 23:11
 
I have been scammed by this person by the name of Harry clavell and Mass express service (cheating web site). I also transferred the money as their requested. They should be arrested by the police. I reported the beneficiary account bank, this account had been frozen as this is a criminal case. I reported to Singapore and Malaysia police as it's suspected.

I hope you all would not be made next victims. They are Nigerian as he said who is from England, but they don't have any British accent.

Here is uploaded their mail as below.

@mailing from southeastasia@masxpresserv.com

Welcome,
This is the finance department of  (MASS EXPRESS SERVICE ) Malaysia branch.Thank you for your prompt attention regarding to your parcel. 
Be rest assured that as soon as we confirm your payment, your parcel will Arrive to your door steps under 24 hours after the confirmation of your Payment. Below is the account Information on where you will make the Payment.
Below we enclose payment transfer details.

NAME             =     KOWA  THOMAS  LOLA

ACCOUNT NO       =     11211600352088

BANK NAME        =     RHB BANK

SWIFT CODE       =     RHBBMYKL

ADDRESS          =     MALAYSIA

Your parcel will be clear from the custom table and deliver to you after the confirmation of your payment.

THANK YOU FOR USING OUR SERVICES

A mailing from southeastasia@masxpresserv.com

Attn: 

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 Malaysia customs for some reasons which happened to violates the shipping policies.

As the goods arrived at the Malaysia custom check point, the Malaysia custom detected that currencies 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 reference of tracking on the status" of your package is pending ,this is in accordance to the mode of operations in the Cargo sector for financial assets delivery. We have already taken order number for this package 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 designated address above under few hours.
Outstanding Charges:

Administrative ......................... RM 1,330

Clearance............................... RM 2,078

TOTAL = .................................RM 3,408

A total of 3,408 RM ( Three thousand four hundred and eighty RM) 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 myself clear to you by this notice as directed by the management.

For more inquiry:
Email:   southeastasia@masxpresserv.com
Website: http://www.masxpresserv.com

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

Customer Service: +60162599218
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answered on Dec 12, 2009 at 22:37
by   viea
edited Mar 30, 2016 at 23:16
 
I think I am in the same boat with those lady. I have been hearing this kind of cases but never thought it will happen to me.

I was to receive a parcel from an internet friend (guy) from UK as well, who was so good yet dumb enough to attach some pound in it last week. Though the relationship was merely on internet and phone, so luckily there were no heart attachment. Anyway I thought that he was cool.

But when an email was send to my account from the very same office (British Courier services in Lahad Datu) saying that my parcel was on hold by Malaysian Custom. When I saw the office address then all and its getting weird and I suspect that it was fraud. I call a friend in Kota Kinabalu and I was not surprise when he said that all those Christmas parcel was bull**** and I was extremely very happy that I managed to find this website. I was lucky because I have not make any payment and in fact been delaying the process for a week.

So to the readers out there..please be careful and learn from others.

Anyway this bull**** X'mas parcel wouldn't spoil my Xmas mood. What a lesson!
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answered on Jan 7, 2010 at 20:06
by   Shirly
edited Mar 31, 2016 at 01:18
 
I have same case like others, I received an email from my friend we met online, he informed me that he went to overseas and already sent a parcel to me for Christmas and my birthday, and he put some currency into parcel just because he can't get me and couldn't get my bank account number too.

Next day he emailed again also attached an airway bill. After 2 days one guy contacted me and said that the parcel was on hold at Customs Malaysia because the officer scan and found that inside the parcel got currency, so I have to pay for RM3,600 for administrative/clearance fees. After I paid, the guy contacted me next morning said that I have to pay for Insurance/VAT fees because the money inside the parcel is over 200,000 pounds, so I contact my friend and ask him to settle by himself.

Last week again I received call from the guy ask me to pay RM17,500 for apply Tax Clearance Certificate. He told me that last payment was settle by my friend. Again I contacted my friend and told him I don't have money to settle and give him advice to send back the parcel to UK. From that I can feel that my friend was angry.

Few days later my friend discuss with me that we must try our best to find the money for solve the problem because he is not in UK so send back the parcel is not the better way, since that i start to suspect my friend was cheating me, but today again I received an email from the guy and he informed me that the Authority may be charging me and sender of MONEY LAUNDRY/ANTI TERRORISM. Now I need help from your. I would like to know that how to settle the problem? It is really the Authority will charging me? Thank you.
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answered on Jan 8, 2010 at 12:53
by   firefly
There is no parcel.
Just ignore all emails.
Your fren is not a fren, he is a syndicate member.
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