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

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asked on Mar 22, 2009 at 07:31
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:

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:

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
Phone: +60 129 194 053
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answered on Aug 28, 2014 at 00:46
edited Dec 29, 2018 at 01:09
A guy named Rodrigo Andrens sent me a message way back January 2013 saying that he was captured by my beautiful face etc. I just responded to this guys August 2014.  We started exchanging messages.  He started calling me.  Then he mentioned he would be working in Mexico and he would be sending some things for me.  Last August 23, I received a message saying that he would be leaving for Mexico that night and he sent the parcel with underwear, shoes, bag and 20000 Pound to buy a home here in my country.  To my surprise I asked him for the tracking number and noticed that the mobile number he posted was not mine. Also I mentioned that I am not stupid with this kind of transaction since I have relatives living outside my country and do send me the parcel.  After 3 days I received a call from 60102082714 telling me that the cargo from Mr. Rodirgo arrived at UK Post Asia and in order for their agent to send it in my country I need to pay 19700 to clear the package.

I have his photos if you need to..  I also asked another girl, AMY LU who has the same experience as I am. Hope you can catch these people.
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answered on Nov 25, 2014 at 03:00
edited May 25, 2016 at 21:39
On the 24 October 2014, my husbands finally left the UK after he'd already been there for a month and completed all the correct paperwork for his two containers to leave the UK for Durban, South Africa. The ship docked in Malaysia on the 05 November 2014 and the following message came up on our tracking


I called this office and spoke to a Mr. Mustafa and he told me we had to get a lawyer which would/has cost us 7500.00 pounds and then my husband was told by the shipping company Opera World Courier Online, 30 Leichester Square, City London, UK that the containers would leave Malaysia on Wednesday/Thursday 19 or 20 November 2014, on Friday my husband received an SMS telling that the containers haven't left Malaysia as they need another 7000,00 pounds for a fork lift to load the containers. So my thoughts are now becoming very suspicions that between Opera World Couriers and the Malaysian Customs they are defrauding us.

I wish to actually find out as to what is really the problem?
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answered on Dec 3, 2014 at 06:36
edited May 25, 2016 at 21:33
Thanks a lot friends... someone also sent me same parcel from UK with big amount inside. So I just got this site and now I am trying to be aware. If this is fake I don't have to worry really?
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answered on Dec 4, 2014 at 00:47
edited May 25, 2016 at 21:17
I have a friend from USA who sent me a package full of electronic gadgets. He sent it through sonytexcargoservice.

Here is my tracking number 718912755.

Last time I check the parcel is already in its final destination (Philippines) but it says on its description that my parcel is pending due to air tax clearance by custom, that I must pay it cost 13,000 pesos.

They even sent me an email, the employee name of this cargo service is KIMBERLY M.CRUZ and adrress 68 Dolores St. NAIA Pasay City.

Need your help to know if this is a hoax... as I also have doubt.
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answered on Dec 14, 2014 at 17:32
edited May 25, 2016 at 21:20

This is a fake. It is not real. I think it is a company like Nigerian connection. The name from your friend is Christ Owen? and you a member from filipinakisses? Then I have the same package full with electronic things... laptop, camera, phone, watch, flowers and... and... These are all fake.
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answered on Mar 27, 2015 at 18:34
edited May 24, 2016 at 18:01
Recent Courier Scam:

Cash donation for mosque from "kind donor" in London

My father is a victim - he is trying to set up a community centre for the underprivileged. Someone from Facebook (London) messaged, took interest in his effort and wanted to donate. My father was overjoyed. Unfortunately there was a "cash delivered in parcel" and he was pressured into paying for tax clearance.

Local courier girl Maria (speaks Malay and Tamil): +6014 6378 047 insisting on RM3,000 tax clearance.

My father knew this was fraud. Stopped picking up calls but they are still calling, messaging, emailing. The level of emotional manipulation is sickening.

How can we catch these scammers?
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answered on Sep 1, 2015 at 05:32
edited Sep 5, 2016 at 08:23
Oh my! Thanks God! I was saved from this scammer.

Someone called me and told me that they are from a company in India which will be delivering the shipment to me but I need to pay US$350. I just decided that I will send the money to them tomorrow because I really thought he's a good man, always using the name of God! How dare him! And very sweet. Honestly, I'm starting to fall in love with him.

When I'm watching anime my heart suddenly felt something that out of nowhere I wanted to check the company he is working for and I found this site. I'm shocked that he has been sending the same messages to me and his other victims! Feel sad, how could there be such kind of people!!! But seriously God did really saved me.
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answered on Nov 28, 2015 at 10:41
edited Apr 5, 2016 at 22:58
James Steve an engineer with Petrofer Chemicals.

He is James steve the one who scammed me. He said he'll be sending me money millions pounds and asked me to help. The package is not true. I was cheated twice into paying thousand for the package of money. Skyline Security Company and European Union made me suffered financially. They scammed me a lot of money. So please be careful.

Remember Skyline Security Company and European Union and Malaysia packages. Any way they have so many way to scam you and they only change the name and story. So be careful everybody!
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answered on Jan 10, 2016 at 05:11
edited Mar 31, 2016 at 19:48
Is too late for me but I thinking I still managed too "wake up" on time.

Story started 8 months ago ...

I met this guy from Facebook. His name is 'Bill Taylor' from Edinburgh Scotland. But I don't this is his real name. We started to chat on Facebook and he is a sweet talker. Telling me his and his wife is divorced. He is looking for an Asian soul-mate and he has started to show his love to me in a very short period. I did not really trust him till the day he called me from UK +44 7858 171676 and we started to chat on WhatsApp every day and night.

One day he said he need to go to Jakarta for 4 months contract work schedule. Which I trusted him as he did called me from Jakarta after he have reach there using Indonesia mobile number +62 857 10112873. After two weeks he asked for some cash as he claimed his Master Card wasn't working in Indonesia and I did not suspect him. I sent little cash SGD$400 via western union but actually he is asking for USD$2000. I said I do not have that much cash. Less then a week he asking another USD$500, I demanded for a copy of his passport. He getting agitated with me start to get angry with me for not trusting him. But I'm still sending money to him. Each time he will use a lady name for money transfer which he said he can't collect himself as the Western Union branch is far so he got someone in the company to collect on behalf.

Our relationship continued until end of October 15 as he claimed his contract has completed and now his company to paying him total sum contract of USD$15.5 million and he need to open an offshore accounts in Jakarta required deposit of USD$5000. He knew I don't have that much of money to give him as each time I only able to help him with small amount which the amount is SGD$2700 up to the October 15. Each time he promised me will return my cash as soon as he finished his job and he will receive his contract sum. I told him I can't help and he started not contact me and less response on my WhatsApp. I told him to ask his company to transfer the money to my account in Singapore since he can't open one in Indonesia. He agreed and asked me for my bank account details.

Next day I received a call from a lady by the name Citra claim she from The Central of Indonesia and required me to pay a fee of $8 million rupiah in order to activate my bank in Indonesia. I ask her for an email saying which bank she was from and authorities letter from the bank but she said she's only able to communicate via SMS. I call Bill Taylor and knew I'm suspecting the bank lady he ask me to tell the bank lady that I don't have any cash. After all he said he managed to open the offshore accounts. And after three weeks he said he needs to pay insurance tax for his contract approximately USD$200k of his contract sum and he need to fly back to Edinburgh but he need to transit in Singapore so that he can meet me before leaving and he asking SGD$500 cash to assist his hotel stay in Singapore, during that time I don't have much cash and he just disappeared by sending me WhatsApp message saying he is leaving to Edinburgh on the same day. After two days he sending messages saying he have safety arrived in his home town.

We still continued chatting or WhatsApp call every night... Till one day near Christmas day, he said he would like to send me a gift and requires my address to send to. I gave it to him without any suspects. He gave a copy of the airway bill receipts which have my name and address on it. And he said an agent will call me once the items reach here. After two days a lady by the name Jamilah call me from Malaysia +601133577845 saying my parcel has reach Malaysia and requires me to pay USD$550 approximately SGD$773 for the duty fee and taxes, asking me to bank in the amount to the account of Standard chartered Bank.

Account No: 7009967920

I did not suspect anything thought it was my gift and I did bank the money and Jamilah claimed she has received the money and by next the parcel will be delivered to my door step. On the next day I did not receive the parcel or any call from her. I called her back no answer and she sent a message after few hours later saying my parcel was hold by the Malaysia custom as they has scan my parcel inside has a lot of foreign currency now they require me to pay USD$1300 to get an money laundering certificate in order to pass though the custom. Immediately I call Bill Taylor and he admits putting pounds sterling cash $20k in the parcel and he said he thought the custom will not find out and begged me to help him to clear the custom in order to save his cash money. He was saying this money is for his contract tax fee.  I did not suspect him and bank in again SGD$1500 to the same account.

After I have done so Jamilah didn't contact me at all. Only after 3 days later as she says custom office is closed due to the long weekend Christmas period. I was very upset with this and again she said she need another SGD$3300 for the money laundering certificate insurance. This time I'm totally lost and wondering why I need to pay so much and I call Bill Taylor, questioned him why the parcel has so much process to go through. He said he will get his lawyer to handle this and he told me not to speak to the agent anymore. Whenever the agent just tell them I have no money. The agent called me many times asking me for the insurance money and mention to the agent that the sender will send a lawyer get in touch with the custom. But the agent message me told me she could help me SGD$1000 and I just need to pay SGD$2300. But this time I don't have much cash I have talk to my Friend she ask me to refer to police as this could be a scams.

I message Bill Taylor and I told his the agent lady could be a scam and I need to refer this to the police. He called me back and scolded me crazy woman and when he hear I mention police he put my call and block me from the WhatsApp. At the moment I realized the truth scammer is Bill Taylor. I have research the receipts of the airway bill is a fake one... As well as his contact award of USD$15.5 million is a fake one too. So beware of this man!
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answered on Feb 16, 2016 at 02:53
edited Mar 31, 2016 at 18:26
My day! I met a person by the name of Philip and he told me that he'll be sending me a package of gifts. The package will be sent by 'Same Day Delivery Service' in London. While in transit in Malaysia, the package was stopped and examined. I receive the e-mail below requesting payment to release my package at the post office.

I feel like a fraud to name a post office to get money from me. I do not know what is the gift that I must pay 8 kg to receive the parcel from the gentleman. Please help me I do not have anyone in Malaysia. Thank you so much.

To Feb 12 at 6:03 AM

Phone: +6016356 3752
Friday, 12 February 2016

Name: Jaklin Haghnazary
Address: Iran.tehran tehran no street .vahideyeh street .hassan najari valy no 54 p9.Iran
Package Number: 63871572JH
Phone: 989352386302

Hello Madam, your package is on hold in Malaysia.

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.

Address under some hours from the time we confirm your payment. Outstanding Charges:
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

Administrative: $1000.00. USD
Clearance: $999.00. USD
TOTAL: $1,999.00. USD

A total of $1,999.00 (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 Same day delivery services for your delivery packages and for your business needs.

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

Yours Faithfully.

Mrs. Saripah noor syd.Berahim
South. East Asia Regional Coordinator
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