Nigerian Reshipping Scam
(Papa New guinea)
My aunt has been in contact with an "Eric J Peters" via phone and internet.
This "Eric" guy said that he is an engineer and lives in UK.
His contact number is 00447031899843.
After some time of being in contact with my aunt he said that he was sending her a package via a courier service called the "Sky-Line Express Courier Servce" with the contact number as "0060143679153".
The package contained a laptop and some assorted gifts.
Sometime later "Eric" then informed my aunt that the package was held up in Malaysia and due to the fact that the "Sky-Line Express Courier Servce" did not have any branch operating in Papua New Guinea the package will have to be hand delivered by one of their delivery officers.
A local delivery charge of USD$750.00 had to be paid for this service. The money also was to be wired to a "Michael Nelson
The amount of USD$750.00 was sent via Western Union as adviced to the "Michael Nelson Mbezi" of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The money transfer was unsuccessfull as the receiver's name had been blacklisted by the Malaysian authorities. Contact was made via the "60143679453" number and a different name was given. This time a "Frnacis Daniel" acting as the Operating Manager of the "Sky-Line Express Courier Service". The money was successfully sent.
The courier company then responds and says that package contained money as it was detected by the scanners at the Kuala Lumpuar airport. The packakge was taken back and locked in some bond store.
In order to have it released a certain charge will have to be payed. "Eric" was notified and he appologized that he forgot to mentioned that he did put in some money in that package. My aunt that went ahead and wired the second charge via "Money Gram". "Eric" appologised sincerely and said he was out of UK as well and in a country called "Ukraine" working on some project.
Now that courier company has requested for another fee to be sent and it is the final fee to get through customs. "Eric" confimred by calling the courier services' head office in UK.
I personally think my aunt is a victim of a scam which is taking her money. I will advice her to hold off any further payments