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08-22-2011, 04:33 AM
how can i inquire if the company are legit? and also the courier? because the company will pay me the taxes because the items is on the france... thanks..i hope you will help me..
08-22-2011, 04:35 AM
Why would someone send you something?
08-22-2011, 04:37 AM
nope.. i will inquire and then i email their company? the company is ONLINE BARGAINS LTD. in middlesex, UK..
08-22-2011, 05:14 AM
i hope u will help me and just give some advice and comments.. thanks..
08-22-2011, 06:12 AM
There is a Company: Online Bargains Limited, 48b Queen Mary Ave, New Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand
but you probably mean the Online Bargains LTD at 26 Islip Manor Rd, Northolt, Middlesex, UB5 5DY, UK,
their Annual Return is overdue (as of 07/07/2011)
Company Registration No.: 06928086
Incorporation Date: 09 Jun 09
Financial Year End: 30 Jun
The owner seems to be Salman Khalid, a 35 year old Pakistani living with Misbah Majid, Abdul Rauf and Abdul Majid at the same address as the registered address of the company.
The same guy shows up at the Imperial Immigration Services Ltd. a UK company Company Registration No.: 06684033.
He is a sole director in both companies and Online Bargains Ltd changed its registered address on 30/06/09 FROM:106 Manor Rd, Dagenham, Essex, RM10 8BE (which is the Imperial Immigration Services Ltd registered office)
I would not trust them
08-22-2011, 06:16 AM
thanks niseag.. how about there courier the express worldwide cargo? the status of the items is on the france and its on hold because they will have a taxes before they release the items.. i hope you will help me..
08-22-2011, 07:59 AM
thats also a indication for scam attempt.
you have to pay these tax fees befor the can release the goods.
and later on the give you anoter mail with more sort off fees to pay.
(eg. fees for some release documents, etc.. etc..)
For example DHL.. you get upfront a fixed price to pay for the delivery off your goods worldwide..
08-23-2011, 12:01 AM
if there is taxes due there is a paper issued by customs, ask for a copy, if there is none than there is no such thing, if there is a customs paper check it with customs. only thing I can think of is VAT.\
What is it they are sending to you? Did the sender specify who pays the taxes?
I would be very suspicious
08-23-2011, 03:43 AM
they sending me the International Buying Certificate coming form International Chamber of Commerce.. Where can i contact the france customs? Do you have any idea where can i email the France customs so that i can check the items if the items is there?I hope you will help me as soon as possible..
Thank you very much..
08-23-2011, 04:22 AM
depends where you are, ask the French Embassy but frankly I do not understand. The ICC is an international Trade oranization which has contact offices all over the world and very few countries have no office relation, so there is no need for such thing send cross border. I do not think there is customs due, ask your own customs officers first. If it is legal its all in the books. The more you say the less I believe these guys
08-23-2011, 04:44 AM
I ask also the customs here in our country the have but i just want to clarify where can i contact the france customs? if the items is there.. before i pay there taxes.. because my company i send already the partial payment.. thank you..
08-23-2011, 05:04 AM
How did you send them money?
08-23-2011, 05:06 AM
thru western union because i dont have a paypal and bank account..
08-23-2011, 05:08 AM
Then the money you sent is gone and you will probably not get it back.
08-23-2011, 05:12 AM
why is this a scam?? but why can i track it?
08-23-2011, 05:48 AM
customs office to talk to is a department in the French Embassy. I have no idea where you are but if you partially paid and still have not at least a paper issued by customs than they are completely irregular.
08-23-2011, 05:51 AM
ok.. i will look for france embassy and ill check it out but pls. help me to search it ok.. thank you
De Master Yoda
08-23-2011, 06:20 AM
@POSITIVETHINKER You can start here if you like. It is in French but they have an English section. Just click on the word English in the top right hand corner.
French Consulate in Makati, Philippines
Consular Section of the Embassy of France in Makati, Philippines
16th floor Pacific Star building - corner Gil Puyat and Makati avenues
1200 Makati City
Phone:  (2) 857 69 99
Fax:  (2) 857 69 45
08-23-2011, 07:06 AM
thank you for the information..
08-23-2011, 07:27 AM
I can called up the number that you given but they didnt help me for that.. they suggest to contact my courier but i just want to know if the package is in the customs in France..
De Master Yoda
08-23-2011, 07:53 AM
Every indication is that this is a scam so NO the package does not exist.
Most business's use a bank transfer system NOT western union.
Scammers use WU as they cannot be traced once they have picked up the money.
08-23-2011, 08:01 AM
i trace the tracking number in there website but the status is the packages is on the france on hold because there are duties and taxes before they deliver the items..what can i do??
De Master Yoda
08-23-2011, 08:10 AM
You can stop all contact with the scammer. and NOT send them any more money.
As Miyuki has said your money so far sent is probably lost.
Any money for customs duties or expense would be payable to the French customs department NO ONE ELSE. and I do not think they accept Western union payments.
I do not think they would allow any one else to collect payments on their behalf.
The scammers ask for various Fee's and charges and when they are paid they ask for more using a variety of excuses.
The money they can steal from you is what they are after. If you send any more money then something else will then need to be paid, insurance fees, clearance fees, courier fees, Entry fees. Anything they can think of to keep getting money from you.
The link below may help you to check.
In case of doubt, please enquire at the French Consulate (customs department)
Tel.: 020 1073 1200
Internet site: http://www.douane.gouv.fr/
You may like to look at this site: http://blog.ukdata.com/2011/06/weekly-fraud-roundup-week-ending_20.html
And for the courier company; http://www.google.com.au/#hl=en&source=hp&q=%22the+express+worldwide+cargo+scam%22&btnG=Google+Search&oq=%22the+express+worldwide+cargo+scam%22&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=s&gs_upl=1899l8023l0l9485l8l8l0l7l0l0l311l311l3-1l1l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=99a988a2376b6ece&biw=1024&bih=624
I think this is enough evidence to show this is a scam.
08-23-2011, 09:06 AM
oh no.. y she email me an international buying certificate? and the company and courier are they related?/
De Master Yoda
08-23-2011, 09:21 AM
It all seems to be part of the scam. Using some of the image programs on the internet it is easy to produce as many documents and certificates as you like, all of them fake.
Sorry, but everything points to this being a scam.
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