I got an email from one of my blog viewers notifying me of a scammer going by the name of Kenneth Johnson. This person has been meeting South Korean woman online and saying that he wants to go there to be with them. He then says that he wants to send his baggage before he arrives. He does this through that scam courier company Quickway Security which I posted about in an earlier entry. This company then contacts the women letting them know that they need to pay a fee in order for the package to arrive. They then pay this fee and the scammer asks for more and more money. Here is an example of an email they send out.
Dear NAME REMOVED
We wish to inform you that, your package sent by Mr, Kenneth Johnson with instructions to deliver it to your designated address above, has been placed on hold by the custom in Malaysia. Your package were arrived already in Malaysia But, the custom detected that undeclared currency were concealed upon check point in your package, which means that, there is no Clearance & Tax receipt attached to your package.
Thereby, certain amount must be paid to custom in other to clear your package. This is in accordance to the mode of operations in the courier sector for financial delivery. We have already taken order number for this package and you are required to follow the instructions given to you to facilitate the release of your package.
Thus, you are required to pay the required charges given below for the immediate release of your package. Upon confirmation of payment, your package will be delivered to your destination under Malaysia office hours.
Charges as follows:
Clearance : 1,990 Dollars
Tax.......... 1,980 Dollars
Total Amount:3,970 Dollars
In acknowledged to this letter, account details shall be provided to you for the payment as stated above for the release of your package.
Thank you, and on behalf of the company, we have made our self/management clear to you.
Please be guided accordingly.
We are glad to serve you.
Kenneth Johnson's phone number is +00260102475045 and says that he is from the UK. Be aware of this scammer! Here are a couple of pictures that he is using. These could very well be fake.