Note: The scam started as a romance on Instagram. The victim was targeted in the first stage with a parcel / gift scam allegedly including an important amount of money. The follow up was an extortion scam, done by a fake lawyer pretending to help the main fake character used in scam getting out of jail, after being found with a huge amount of undeclared money, while trying to leave the country and allegedly meet the victim. In the first stage, the victim was asked to pay fees for the parcel getting released. In the last stage, the victim was asked to pay money for the legal procedures involving her "loved one", with the promise that she will recover the money when the parcel arrives. Needless to say, there was no parcel. The only real money involved is the money the victim lost.
From a Survivor:
Date: 6 April 2019
Subject: SHIPPING SENT YOUR DESTINATION | Ocean Speedy Delivery Services
Ocean Speedy Delivery Services
Chong Lee, has sent you a package to your address with the following details:
Tracking Details URL: See shipping
Hi this is our address,
2065, Benedum Drive, Please consider your environmental responsibility. Before printing this e-mail message, ask yourself whether you really need a hard copy.
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Date: 9 April BE 2562 16:12:08 GMT+7
Subject: Clearance Required! Urgent!
Your shipment has been held by the Indonesia customs services due to regulations which bounds entry for every unchecked consignment, we have strict instructions by the shipper on outmost privacy. We have our ways of going through customs services with an "undisclosed" shipment, but it will prompt a swift clearance process and a higher clearance charges.
Our agent on ground were able to make a good negotiation with the contact at the customs services within the airport and we have been charged 135,762,451.08 Indonesia Rupiah to be paid within 4 working days period after which shipment will be taken to the customs warehouse for confiscation. We advice this charges be paid as soon as possible, your shipment is only guaranteed safe within the holding facility around the airport, and if taken to the warehouse it surely would be compromised.
Please your quick response is highly needed and will be greatly appreciate, notification has also been sent to the shipper.
Fake ID used: