Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today.
Was this sent to you by email or in the post?
Sent to me by email from Isabel mason her email address [email protected]
Could you please type the email address again, but ONLY include the text that appears after the @ symbol. This is because our system automatically blocks full email addresses so this is one way of being able to view and verify it.
Has the letter asked you to do anything specific?
yes The beneficiary shall pay aCISS Adminstrative charge of 13.8% of Free On Board (FOB) value of the item (s) which is
$20,010.00 based on the average rate of exchange prevailing at the time of inpection
ok let me get my response ready please
It also mentions at the bottom . payment thereof shall be done in cash and cleared and receipt issued by the designated bank before the counterpart original CRI for customs purpose is released to the importer/seller for clearance of goods
Would it be possible to send your information by email as well. As I will need to give your answer to the sender of this
it will be posted on here, it is the only way we can do this I'm afraid
I notice that there is no date on this letter or on the offical stamps at the bottom of the letter
This is almost certainly a scam. Such types of scams, known as ‘advance-fee fraud’ are unfortunately extremely common these days and many unsuspecting people fall for them.
The best way to spot these is by identifying specific 'red flags' that are almost always present. The following are the most common hallmarks of such scams and if they sound familiar then you can almost guarantee you are involved in a scam:
This is a typical advance fee fraud scam and I have seen these hundreds of times in the past, all with different stories behind them. DO NOT proceed any further with this. DO NOT send any information and certainly do not send money if asked to. Cease all contact with the other party and do not even communicate any further with them.
Did you get my answer above by any chance?
Please let me know if this has answered your original question or if you need me to clarify anything else for you in relation to this, before I go offline? Thanks
Thank you Mr Jones for your answer to my last nights question,it has been a worth while £40 spent.
I am glad you contacted us early enough, I have dealt with many people who have only sought the validity of such correspondence after sending over their life savings
Thanks for that. It`s a bit like winning on the lottery.
You are most welcome, all the best