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DHL Scam - What should I do?

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  • Dec 18th, 2018 8:50 pm
[OP]
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DHL Scam - What should I do?

bought something from the U.S. and was shocked when i found out its being handled by DHL. it was already mailed and didnt have a chance to tell them to send via USPS. long behold dhl guy comes today and tries to ask me for about $28 on a $34 item LOL


any way to get around this besiddes self clear(not appropriate cus self clear office is all the wya in mississauga by the airport)
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[OP]
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Menthol wrote:
Dec 17th, 2018 10:33 pm
So what did tell him at that point?
i refused delivery
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Off to collections you go.
Some of them phone you every hour from 8 am to 8 pm until you answer.
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You could always just phone them back continuously and see if they'll block your number, lol.
pootza wrote:
Dec 18th, 2018 1:20 am
Off to collections you go.
Some of them phone you every hour from 8 am to 8 pm until you answer.
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Apr 5, 2013
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when this happened to me..I told them I would refuse..they dropped all charges except HST on $60 item...they originally wanted $38..I said stuff it so then they said pay HST and they delivered
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I would not have classified this as a scam as you're the one who failed to notify the seller of the shipping request before it was shipped.

What would happen if you have it delivered to a work address or equivalent? If it goes to collections, how would it then affect your credit?
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baymoe wrote:
Dec 18th, 2018 11:49 am
I would not have classified this as a scam as you're the one who failed to notify the seller of the shipping request before it was shipped.

What would happen if you have it delivered to a work address or equivalent? If it goes to collections, how would it then affect your credit?
yep this is the OP's fault and now collections will come after him, should have just paid the $28.

Year ago I had the same situation and refused the package, they came after me so hard for like $30 that i finally paid it... plus the handling fees and fines ect. good luck OP, your $28 will turn into prob closer to $100 and they wont leave you alone until you pay.
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The only way to avoid this is if you indicated you will handle the brokerage yourself prior to shipping which will have you do the leg and paper work between CBSA and DHL. The brokerage fee is usually the reason I don't use couriers for purchases under $300.
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Guess you have to sack up and pay.

Without knowing what the item was, how do you expect anyone to help? Maybe next time use better protection.
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Ojam wrote:
Dec 18th, 2018 2:04 pm
Guess you have to sack up and pay.

Without knowing what the item was, how do you expect anyone to help? Maybe next time use better protection.
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riseagainstthemachine wrote:
Dec 18th, 2018 12:58 pm
yep this is the OP's fault and now collections will come after him, should have just paid the $28.

Year ago I had the same situation and refused the package, they came after me so hard for like $30 that i finally paid it... plus the handling fees and fines ect. good luck OP, your $28 will turn into prob closer to $100 and they wont leave you alone until you pay.
What happens if you continue to ignore them?
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Sievert wrote:
Dec 18th, 2018 4:15 pm
What happens if you continue to ignore them?
Nothing.

They can't call you everyday. Send them a request to communicate only over mail. That's it.
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riseagainstthemachine wrote:
Dec 18th, 2018 12:58 pm
yep this is the OP's fault and now collections will come after him, should have just paid the $28.

Year ago I had the same situation and refused the package, they came after me so hard for like $30 that i finally paid it... plus the handling fees and fines ect. good luck OP, your $28 will turn into prob closer to $100 and they wont leave you alone until you pay.
He declined the package , they have no right to collect any money from him unless he accepts the charges and delivery of the package.
I had a package from UK that came with customs fees COD when the shipper specifically said there wouldn't be any. I declined the package and heard nothing more of it. Shipper refunded me the payment.

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