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Parcel Scam

Commercial Crimes » Parcel Scam

Victims of parcel scam cases will normally get to know the suspects through social networks. The suspect will then convince the victim that they’ve fallen in love with the victim and intend to send a parcel to the victim as proof of their love. Once the parcel is sent, the victim will be contacted by someone claiming to be a customs officer or courier company, and informed about the parcel’s arrival. The victim is then ordered to pay tax or insurance because the package has been found to contain undeclared funds or valuable items. The victim will also receive calls from locals who state that the clearance money needs to be paid into a particular account belonging to a local. The victim only realises the scam after the promised parcel is not received and the syndicate continues to request money from the victim through a variety of excuses.