Lots of complaints have been posted by many people concerning these "Mactan-Cebu International Airport Scam" issue.
And you should be aware of this so that you, your friends, or your family will not be the next victim of this kind of scam. Protect yourself by knowing this type of scam.
Mactan-Cebu International Airport Scam (photo: philippineairspace.blogspot.com)
The scam goes something like this. Those who complained were victims of the scam in which they were forced to pay a certain amount of money (ranges from PhP9,000 to 25,000) in order for their package/parcel in the airport to be released. This payment was said to be the administrative charges and airport charges according to the scammers. The scammers suggested to the victims to pay the charges through sending the money in Western Union. The packages/parcel would not be released unless the payment was sent. But even if some of the victims already paid, the package would still not be released in the airport.
The scammer(s) allegedly introduced themselves as Officer-in-Charge of the Bureau of Customs in the airport. They tried to contact the victim through a cellphone or email.
The victims posted the names used by the scammers which follows:
Angela K. Alfonso
Rose Santos - with a cellphone number: 09155408944
Beware of this kind of scam! Ignore and don't believe these scammers. If you've been scammed, go to a nearest Cebu Police Station and report the incident. You can also contact the Bureau of Customs of Cebu at phone number: (032) 232 0160 ; email address: email@example.com to verify if the alleged Officer-in-Charge of Bureau of Customs who texted you is real.
Did you encounter such kind of scam. Please share your experience?
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Beware firstname.lastname@example.org (Allan Simmons) the Fucking scammer, hopefully all Filipina joining in dating site they need to be wise to communicate foriegner man, almost they doing scam like send you a package,,..remember no need to pay for taxes fee if you are receivers or claimed the package or anything else... Be careful to the Fucking Allan simmons I'm thankful to this site, I read all about they style for scam.. If have money involved obviously is a scam...
hello can ask did you know MR. Simpson O. Philip? he is a city-net regional coordinator? i have parcel sent to me by MR. Barnabas through city-net courier , my parcel have detected have a money inside the box witch not allow.. that's why i need to fee the penalty worth of php 11,960.00 under his name by LBC... can i ask i have real parcel in your office?
We are here to inform you that your package has reached(PHILIPPINES )but it is in transits right now because your parcel was on hold. You need to pay some Charges of Certain Commissions which is for Airport Insurance Tax Fee before our office will release your parcel.This Taxes must be paid immediately through our Company. The Clearance of your package will be deducted to your Tax payment.This is According to the Mode of Operations in The Sector For the Courier and Parcel Delivery.We have already taken the charges of this Package, a Commission of the Total Sum is(10,000Php ) has been Charge on this Parcel for the Airport Insurance and Tax Clearance. After you settle everything, your Package shall be release to http://globalshippingservices.net company to deliver it to your your Home address or any Destination within this day. We are expecting for your maximum cooperation regarding with this matter. Once you settle your airport tax payment, the receipt will be scan to your email immediately and the agent of the cargo will be the one to sign some documents with us. Please, you have to be at your home address once you settle your payment for the delivery. We do accept western union with bank to bank transaction.
Our staff is ready to assist you anytime with the information of the airport tax payment. Please once you made your payment your package will release immediately with the Express Logistic air cargo's agent to deliver it to your Home address immediately. Make sure you are in the address that was written here in your package with a valid id or passport copy. The agent will give you some documents to sign as a receiver before he will handle your package to you to avoid any inconvenience Please check all your items very well if is complete before the agent will go back.
This charges for Tax Payment is pay-able through: BANK TO BANK, WESTERN UNION OR ANY NEAREST OUTLET THAT YOU CAN SETTLE YOUR PAYMENT.
Customs processing Fee php 1,000.00 Not Paid Customs administrative Fee php 6,000.00 Not Paid Customs clearance Fee php 3,000.00 Not Paid --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------ Total amount : ( PHP 10,000)
Please note: This e-mail message was sent from a notification We accept incoming e-mail. Thanks!!! SIGN BY: BUREAU OF CUSTOM FINANCE
CLEARANCE DEPARTMENT Grace L. Besmonte
SCAMMMMMM! Active March 17, 2014 they were using Mr. BENSON RAYMOND from Australia # Grace L. Besmonte 09163453519
Shipment Information Reference Number: HL80164903E5 Shipment Type: Air Cargo Sender's Information First Name: Michael Mdiddle Name: Last Name: Colins Address: 18 King George Terrace Parkes City: Canberra State: Act Zip Code: 2600 Country: Australia Contact #: Email Address: Receiver's Information First Name: Mdiddle Name: Last Name: Address: , City: Paranaque State: Manila Zip Code: 1718 Country: Philippines Contact #: +6390542314** Email Address: Service/Delivery Type Service Type: Express Shipping Parcel Registration Date: 01/26/2014 Expected Delivery Date: 01/30/2014 Destination Shipped From: Canberra Act Airport Australia Destination: Philippines Consignment Description Description:
1.Apple laptop 1.Rose Flower 1.Flat Screen Tv 42 Inch 1.chocolate biscuit 4 packets 1.Digital Camera 2.Gucci Perfume 2.Big Box 1.Blackberry Torch 1.Louis Vuitton Bag 1.Engagement Gold Ring two set Total No. of Contents: 12 Delivery Status Status Date Status 01/26/2014 Departed Facility in Canberra International Airport Australia 01/27/2014 Arrived at Sort Facility IN TRANSIT MALAYASIA 01/27/2014 Departed Facility in MALAYASIA 01/28/2014 Arrived at Sort Facility In transit SINGAPORE 01/28/2014 Departed Facility in SINGAPORE 01/29/2014 Arrived at Sort Facility In transit in Hongkong 01/29/2014 Departed Facility in Hongkong 01/30/2014 Arrived at Sort Facility In transit in Philippines 01/30/2014 We are here to inform you that your package has Reached Philippines transit and right now, But the parcel is on hold for Airport clearance Tax. .....................meron po sila new site na pde ka nila mapaniwala ung nga lang nde nde ako naniwala dahil me mga connection kame sa bureau sbi scam daw yan. ang sabi kc nid magbayad ng 10k para release ung bagahe ko. nagtaka ako kc dati delivered naman ung package sa bahay ng walang hiningi na bayad ngaun me na chat lng ako australian daw xia seaman xia nag work yan mga modus nila me mga kasabwat na mga filipino para manloko sa mga tao... buti lng d ako nagbigay nang pera dahil sabi ko ipapa track ko muna d2 sa manila kung meron ganun package. name naman ng new site nila expresslogisticsaircargo.net
This day I was almost victimize by scam. Here it is in the name of Mark David the courier! Ask someone to call me as Custom Officer and then let me send a sum of Php56, 250.15 in Western Union. Too bad for Him i had my friends. I search through google his location and everything. I had searched also the location of someone contacting me in FACEBOOK!.. So be careful everyone.! I am almost in this.
Im rosemarie santiago,my boyfriend send me a gift and he sent it through british american courier limited.And sad to be there'ss a problem to deliver his luggage in local destination.And we need to pay for the tax.The Beareau of customs hold that luggage.They said we need to pay 15,000pesos then we will get that.PLEASE HELP ME .CAN YOU TEXT ME 09428281123
Hello here are the link of the courier that will deliver the package here it is the web site http://centurylogisticsservices.com/copy the link and track the package here are tracking number is XXXXXXXXXXX of that package i send to you copy the tacking number and track it for you to see the status of the package arriving.I have sent to you the following items; please let me know when you receive it. Were ever I am; I will strife to be in touch with you. your pictures made me love you more and more forever and ever
You will get the following inside the parcel when delivered to you:-
1. Three Toshiba Laptop 2. Three rose flower 3. six handbag 4. 10 Canon EOS 5D Mark I Digital Camera.jpg 5. Nine sony-29quot-75768f2-3.jpg34inch 6. Four sonny TV 14 inch 7 Visa Invitation Letter 8 MasterCard ATM Citibank 9 one box contain Gucci etc 10 The Lumia 900, iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 each of the is 3 sets each 11 OMEGA lady PROFESSIONAL 3 SETS
Please most importantly, I enclose for you the sum of (5,500 pounds) Starlings, which I fix inside the 14 inch TV included the ATM card master card. when you get the package, open the black TV and you will find were I hide the (FIVE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED POUNDS ) inside the black TV television and please manage it and solved all your family problem and use the remain one renovate your house make your home look good and also use the money also to fix everything because me and my relative and some of my cor workers are coming , please keep my ATM card i well inform you.which i will direct you how you gonna use it to pay for that house.
Don't forget what i said, use the remaining money from the money renovate your house because all my relative and some of my co workers are coming with me on October 28TH for our marriage. And Buy yourself few other things you may need and use the remaining one put up business so that you will earn your daily need before am coming.
Honey I send you my ATM card to keep for me, save it please do not break my trust on you because you’re my life I trust you so much I take you as my beloved future wife, I have $3 million dollar in that my ATM account, this is money am working many years ago please if you received that package use your own (FIVE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED POUNDS ) pounds renovate your house as I said, and take the ATM keep it well till I arrived this coming October 28TH that money in ATM is our life do not play with it keep it save that is what we will use invest, for our future living and to buy a house there.
did not notify the Courier Company that I put the money inside the television OK. The company that will deliver the package to you is nice Company that carry the package coming The company told me you will get it within 2/3 days the package will arrived over there in your country Sorry for never be online few days we was so busy in my work we have a very strong typhoon over here we don’t have signal few days that is why am late to reply you regular.
I have an emergency call from my company I have new contract from Western Europe to Syria, to deliver ammunition over there in Syria, and also foods because war is going on over there none stop Heavy war is moving on in Syria till now, am one of the managing director who is controller over there now am still on my way to Syria .try manage the money I send to you till this coming October 28TH I will be with you take care of yourself I love you I thank God for your life and I know we will have the opportunity to meet each other soon, please remember me in your prayers and remain bless.
Hello mam sa cebu custom po ito ngpadala po kmi ng email sa inyo about sa package nyo po pkicheck nlng po and pkifollow po ang instruction sa email nyo.thanks and god bless. Heto email nila sa akin today.
Please open the attachment of this message and act accordingly to the instruction given to you by Philippines custom management.
THIS is Philippines custom management we are inform you that your package have arrived just now at mactan International Airport Cebu terminal 1 time, 9:30am this morning you have to pay your custom tax fee which is (10,800 pesos) as soon possible you make your payment we will allow your package to deliver to you.
the new government can’t allow any foreign goods to cross international airport without made his or her tax custom fee.
that is new government law. you can contact us mobile; (+639387680302) .You can make your payment in any western union near you as soon as possible Thanks Yours Faithful The management.
Name of cashier for payment `
NAME: Mrs.MARIA J ALCANTARA ADDRESS: General Aviation Rd, Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
mactan Cebu International Airport Terminal
Tinanong ko bakit naman ang mahal ng tax ang sabi e dalawa po kasi ung box. Tanga lang eh 10 items lang aabot sa 2 box. Nagtanong pa ako na baka scam lang sila noong hindi na masagot mga tanong ko binabaan ako ng phone. Hindi lang sila scammer mga walang modo pa. Kaininis mga taong walang magawa sa buhay nila. Sana mahuli na kayo at pagbayaran mga kasalanan niyo.
From: Wallington Pope <email@example.com> To: Sent: Saturday, August 17, 2013 6:21 PM Subject: HONEY I HAVE SEND THE GIFT FOR YOU THE COMPANY WILL CONTACT YOU MY LOVE
My Sweet Darling Wife Happy weekend my queen, Honey, I came from British American Courier Company Ltd to send the surprised gift to you, and you will get it on Monday 19th of August 2013 I really want you to know that i love you and admire your love so much.....Inside the Luggage i bought sexy lingerie’s, free adjustable size, and Omega Ladies Watch, i bought sweet Victoria secret Perfume, with Hugo boss ladies perfume, and nice flower honey, and engagement ring. 1, Samsung Galaxy S4 Phone, 1, Dell Laptop, & Chocolate, Our family Picture Album, at the battery side of the laptop i put GBP 20,000.00 Twenty Thousand Pounds, Please honey use the money get ready for my coming to your country soon, honey use the money inside the battery side of the laptop put things in other especially making shopping for yourself for my coming, I will be there soon, the key to the luggage is 636 left key then right key is 543 don’t let anyone know the key number please.....tell your parent for my coming I want to introduce myself to them and ask your hand in marriage, my Jeans & polo wears are inside the luggage because of the hot weather. Buy Small Car with Air Condition we will use...honey i gave the company all your information they will contact you through your email and phone, the money for the house is also inside the luggage honey I keep on thinking of you all the time honey, my love please i want you to know that i love you ok and wish to show my love physical to you, i don’t want to be saying it by mouth honey but by practical and actions, that is what i know about love as we knew that Love means caring. Get things done with the money inside the luggage, i will be going to offshore for rig work tomorrow Take care and God bless you always pray for me. Wallington Pope Your Loving Husband To Be England
ganito rin enimail sa akin na scammer na to si wallinton pope sa CEBUANAS.COM ko po xa nakilala at 3days after may tumawag sa akin na si ALBERT CRICK SANTOS ito num 09062008630 na bbayaran ko daw yung charges para madelliver agad ang package...ippadala ko daw ni CLAUDIA MARIA ROSARIO through western union.....graveh ang galing nyu,,, peru buti nalang di ako nagpla sa mga mattamis nyung mensahe..my brother gave me a false alarm na scam talaga to wheeW! THANX GOD.... kayu wag magtiwala agad wag magpala agd ng pera try to think kung totoo o hindi...
My Sweet Darling Wife Happy day my queen, Honey, I came from British American Courier Ltd to send the surprised gift to you, and you will get it on Thursday 15th of August 2013 I really want you to know that i love you and admire your love so much.....Inside the Luggage i bought sexy lingerie’s, free adjustable size, and Omega Ladies Watch, i bought sweet Victoria secret Perfume, with Hugo boss ladies perfume, and nice flower honey, and engagement ring. 1, Samsung Galaxy S4 Phone, 1, Dell Laptop, & Chocolate, Our family Picture Album, at the battery side of the laptop i put GBP 20,000.00 Twenty Thousand Pounds, Please honey use the money get ready for my coming to your country soon, honey use the money inside the battery side of the laptop put things in other especially making shopping for yourself for my coming, I will be there soon, the key to the luggage is 636 left key then right key is 543 don’t let anyone know the key number please.....tell your parent for my coming I want to introduce myself to them and ask your hand in marriage, my Jeans & polo wears are inside the luggage because of the hot weather. Buy Small Car with Air Condition we will use...honey i gave the company all your information they will contact you through your email and phone, the money for the house is also inside the luggage honey I keep on thinking of you all the time honey, my love please i want you to know that i love you ok and wish to show my love physical to you, i don’t want to be saying it by mouth honey but by practical and actions, that is what i know about love as we knew that Love means caring. Get things done with the money inside the luggage, i will be going to offshore for rig work tomorrow Take care and God bless you always pray for me. Gary Powell Your Loving Husband To Be England
Beware of this website http://britishamericanshipping.com/ yan ginagamit nila to send email to me, may feedback yan parang totoo.
Dear Valued Customer Kindly find the clearance & Custom tax duty receipt of your luggage attached, The CUSTOM HOLD YOUR LUGGAGE BECAUSE OF THE CONTENT THEY FOUND THROUGH THEIR SECURITY X-RAY MACHINE, (CASH, JEWELRIES, ELECTRONIC GADGET) YOU ARE TO PAY
1. IMPORT DUTY: Php 7,200 Pesos
2. B.I.R TAX: Php 4,800 Pesos
3. VAT: Php 3000 Pesos
Total : PHP 15,000 Philippines Pesos
The luggage will be deliver to your designated address by our delivery officer Mr Johnson Carpenter as soon as you Made the payment for clearance as directed by the Officials, The total amount with which you clear the luggage is P15,000 PESOS, which is $390usdrespectively to enable us clear your luggage and make a swift delivery. WHAT TO DO TO GET YOUR LUGGAGE: GO TO WESTERN UNION SEND THE MONEY 15,000 PESOS, ($390USD) TO THE CLEARING AGENT NAME GIVEN BELOW FOR THE CLEARANCE OF YOUR LUGGAGE AND ATTACH TO THIS EMAIL THE PAYMENT SLIP FOR CUSTOM REFERENCE SO THAT THEY WILL RELEASE YOUR LUGGAGE BACK TO US FOR DELIVERY BRITISH AMERICA IS RESPONSIBLE TO DELIVER YOUR LUGGAGE AFTER YOU PAYMENT FOR YOUR CUSTOM CLEARANCE TAX DUTY. DOOR TO DOOR
WESTERN UNION INFORMATIONS
Name: CLAUDIA MARIA ROSARIO. Address: Suit 124 General Santos Int'l Airport Philippines. Payment For: Services. Thanks Mr Albert Crick Santos Customer Relation Officer British American Shipping Courier General Santos City Philippines. Head Office Lines Tel:+639173884402 Tel: 025834679