• Report: #404605

Complaint Review: TNT Courier -John Gay -Standard Charted Bank

  • Submitted: Wed, December 24, 2008
  • Updated: Wed, December 24, 2008

  • Reported By:Johannesburg Other
TNT Courier -John Gay -Standard Charted Bank
511 Garretts Green La,Birmingham, West Midlands,B18 6DA England Nationwide United Kingdom

TNT Courier - John Gay - Standard Charted Bank - Paul Louise - United Kingdom Inland Revenue - James Morgan Scams , ripoff in this world of God United Kingdom England London

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This is a sad story that happened to me , please be very carefull there rep off does exist, don't let it happen to you like it happened to me. now read the story.This is the email recieved from so called Lotto Board.


CONGRATULATIONS
You are No(5)you won(1,000,000.00 GBP)
Britain Pounds UK NATIONAL LOTTERY
Batch No: 01/209/AD16G To claim your winnings
contact our affiliated courier company via email
immediately within 24hrs with the following details below.

1.Full Name............................
2.Country..............................
3.Contact Address......................
4.Telephone Number.....................
5.Occupation/Age......................

Mr.John Gay
Email: [email protected]

I was interested, to to mention excitement.then I did fill in my details replyed back & John Gay replyed back said:
Dear Customer,

We write to notify you on a parcel which worth the sum of 1,000,000.00GBP{One Million Great British Pound Sterling's} and a UK National Lottery Winning Certificate, was received by our service and to be delivered to you at your contact address. your parcel has been officially approved and registered. UK National Lottery has choosen to use TNT Courier Delivery Company for the speed of an online delivery service from a name you can trust.

Descriptions Of Parcel
Weight Of Winning Certificate::::::::::::::::::::0.12g
Weight Of Bank Cheque::::::::::::::::::::::::::::0.6g
Total Weight Of Parcel::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::0.18g
Colour Of Parcel::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::Brown
Parcel Packaging::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::Bonded

Parcel Delivery Charges/Options
1. Express Delivery(24 hours):250 GBP2. Regular Express(1-2 Days):200 GBP3. Bank To Bank Transfer:500 GBP


Note: We cannot proceed with the delivery, Not until the delivery charges are paid. This is due to the long express distance (Delivery Policy). You are to write back to us with your delivery choice and then the payment details / information will be given to you, Then delivery proceeds after payment received.

Parcel Delivery Status
Parcel Cap# TN562527
Dispatch Status: United Kingdom
Payment Status: Awaiting Payment

N.B: Your parcel has been insured by the UK Insurance Company, which make it impossible to open your parcel. This means that, the above charges cannot be deducted from the winning prize hence, our courier delivery charges must be paid by you before your winning parcel will be delieverd to you.

Thank you for using TNT Courier Home Delivery Service. We look forward in delivery your parcel round the world without delay. Your package is 100% safe and secured with us.


Mr. John Gay (Head Dispatch Officer)
Tel # : +44 703-194-3754

So I was not sure how much i need to pay because of money needs to be converted to rands because i'm in South Africa.this is the second mail

Thank you for using TNT COURIER SERVICE for your parcel delivery.
See below for details relating to your Mode of payment for your delivery.

Your Charges 200.00 GBP Please find the details of our Account Officer below and make your payment of 2,953.00 ZAR via Money Gram to the name and address.

PAYMENT DETAILS
Name: Kate Bash
Address: 511 Garretts Green La, Birmingham,
West Midlands, B18 6DA, England.

After making the payment endevour to send us a scanned copy of your payment slip via email attachment or payment information as appeared on the transfer slip for record and reference purpose.

Please confirm your delivery address below again when sending us the payments.

We await your urgent response in this regards.
then I said to my self let me try my luck, i did sent money in order to receive the winning cheque, with a smile knowing that i will be rich.

Thank you for using TNT COURIER SERVICE for your parcel delivery.
We received your payment for 2days delivery and we shall send you a scan copy of your Air Way Bill later today as soon as your parcel has been sent to your contact address below.


Please re-confirm the above address for delivery.

Thank you for using TNT Courier Home Delivery Service. We look forward in delivery your parcel round the world without delay. Your package is 100% safe and secured with us.


Mr. John Gay (Head Dispatch Officer)
Tel # : +44 703-194-3754
And this was the email that made be to believe, because I had doubts:




I am happy to inform you that your parcel was successfully sent to your contact address stated below this morning and attached here is your Air Way Bill for your verification.

Your parcel of 1,000,000.00GBP Cheque will get to your contact address stated here by thursday morning and you are advice to be at home by 10.00 a.m as you will be asked to sign when receiving your parcel from our agent with a copy of any identity from you.



Please do spend your money wisely when it gets to you and keep me posted as soon as you received it.

Thank you for using TNT Courier Home Delivery Service. We look forward in delivery your parcel round the world without delay. Your package is 100% safe and secured with us.

when I was excited that I'm recieving money within 3days, I got this email:

Welcome to TNT COURIER SERVICE. We have the honour, most humbly and respectfully to inform you that your Delivery was in progress but was intercepted by the UK Inland Revenue at the UK Airport.'
But we had series of discussion with the UK Renevue and it was stated that you have to contact them to claim beneficiary of the said funds (Winning Cheque) to be delivered.

So in the light of this, i apologise for any inconveniences this will cause you, you are therefore asked to contact the UK Inland Revenue with the giving name and address below.

Dr.James Morgan
[email protected], while i was still amazed, I got a call from so called James asking when am I going to make the payments of R14795,00 so that they can release my winnings, buy that time i dont have money but i negotiated with John Gay and was willing to assist though it was not easy they were so demanding:
REVENUE INLAND


Trinity Enquiry Office
Trinity Bridge House
2 Dearmans Place
London U.K

Attention: xxxxxxxxxxxx

Stop Order of Cheque Delivery With Identification Number TN562725 to xxxxxxxxx

Inland Revenue and the British Tax Investigation Service are Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Services Authority. The Taxation and Revenue Department assesses certain types of taxes. A tax is levied on lotteries, raffles, e.t.c. almost everywhere, normally by the payment authority on behalf of the Government. In some cases, we receive a share of lottery taxes levied by the Government. However, in most cases, the tax takes the form of a permit fee. It is only classified as a tax in a few Governments/Countries. Non-Residential tax is the sole responsibility of the beneficiary. Income taxes deducted from source generally include direct federal tax , communal taxes, as well as, most of the time, church tax. As in the case of income tax, cantonal tax rates vary to a fairly large extent depending on the Locality.

Governmental tax scales for withholding tax and the corresponding regulations are available at the Government tax departments.The funds 1,000,000 GBP is now on Hold because we (Tax Investigation Service) noticed you are Non-Residence in United Kingdom, so in this case you will have to pay Non-Residential fee before this cheque will be released and allowed to be delivered to you by the courier agent.

Therefore you are to pay the Non-Residential tax fee of 0.000.1% of your funds 1,000,000.00 GBP which is about 1,000.00 GBP to our Account Department and provide us a copy of your payment receipt, before we can release the HOLD on your parcel. This will ensure that your funds are not taxed again by any Tax Authorities. You will not pay any additional taxes to the IRS again when your parcel finally arrive your address in your country .This cheque can only be sent to you if only you are cleared for UK INLAND REVENUE TAX, and the only way you can be cleared is when you pay for Non-Residentail tax fee and obatin the tax receipt.

A copy of this message will be forwarded to the UK NATIONAL LOTTERY AWARD TEAM and THE COURIER SERVICES. You are to make the payment of the Non-Residential Tax fee to Our Account Department before we can release your Cheque for delivery.

When you are ready to send the Non-Residential tax payment, contact us so that we can give you the name of our Account Officer through whom you will forward the payment to this office.




Dr. James Morgan
Tax Department
Inland Revenue,London
United Kingdom

I was admitted to my eye hospital for eye operation and they were contacting me, when i got back from the hospital i recieved emails like this:


Please update me on how far you have gone with Tax Department for the release of your parcel because i have been trying to reach you, your phone was on voice mail.


Waiting to hear from you soonest on how far you have gone with them.

Thank you for using TNT Courier Home Delivery Service. We look forward in delivery your parcel round the world without delay. Your package is 100% safe and secured with us.


Mr.. John Gay (Head Dispatch Officer)
Tel # : +44 703-194-3754

I was concerned about the Tax certificate and the tax amount , this is the email recieved:

Thanks for your mail it was understood by me,the scan copy of your Air Way Bill sent to you was for you to know that your parcel has been on it's way to your country before it was been stopped by the UK INLAND REVENUE at the airport for a NON RESIDENTIAL TAX FEE requested from you by the department.

My company has plead with the UK INLAND REVENUE last night and they agreed to accept path payment from you on whatever you have with you and the balance when your Winnings get to you in your country.You are advice to tell us what you can afford and when it will be ready so as to proceed with the release of your parcel from the UK INLAND REVENUE to your contact address for delivery.

Thank you for using TNT Courier Home Delivery Service. We look forward in delivery your parcel round the world without delay. Your package is 100% safe and secured with us.


Mr. John Gay (Head Dispatch Officer)
Tel # : +44 703-194-3754
This was connvincing enough i did send R2000,00 on ,of which we came to an agreement:

Thanks for your urgent response to my mail, your saturday payment of 2,000 Rand is to be sent to our account officer with the below information as we can proceed.
PAYMENT DETAILS
Name: Kate Bash
Address: 511 Garretts Green La, Birmingham,
West Midlands, B18 6DA, England.

After making the payment endevour to send us a scanned copy of your payment slip via email attachment or payment information as appeared on the transfer slip for record and reference purpose.

Thank you for using TNT Courier Home Delivery Service. We look forward in delivery your parcel round the world without delay. Your package is 100% safe and secured with us.


Mr. John Gay (Head Dispatch Officer)
Tel # : +44 703-194-3754


Dear Mr John Gay

This email was form me to John Gay, with the proof of payments.

Please find proof of payment as discussed that I will send it today. I hope
this time things will be expected good ,you said you will give a call
yesterday and you did not, I'm looking forward to hear from u as soon as
possible, please don't let me down this time because It was really difficult
for me to raise this money and communicate with the bank, as I had to look
for the management in money gram bank and unfortunately the lady is new did
know how to calculate the money, overcharges besides R2000.00 then she
assumed the money is R500.00 that is why I did not send it on Saturday as
promised, you promised that this is not a scam and I trusted you, I don't
know you Mr Gay but I sacrificed , I'm broke I don't have money but I hope
this time the cheque is coming to South Africa there will be no stumbling
block, and the outstanding amount will be paid as soon as possible, I don't
know how soon I must expect it, all I can tell is that , I can't wait.

Please don't let me down I repeat my self, get back to me, I'm looking
forward to talk to you. E-mail me in the same address because Yahoo can't
quickly see my e-mails.

Kind regard

The next best thing he came up with a story saying to me , because it took me too longto send the money, the money was deposited to the bank for safety sake and because I was furious with him and I said I rather get my refunds back, and he convienced me, still trusted and he asked me for R3000, 00 and I said to him I don't have R3000,00 and we argued for sometime untill we came to an agreement again , I said i can only send R1000 and he said he will assist with R2000,00 Then I did send R1000,00 and this is the mail:

Dear xxxxxxxxx


Thanks for your mail it was understood by me, i will like to know what you will be able to afford from your side and when it will be ready because i will not want you to be disqualified due to not able to pay the 3,000.00Rands to the bank for your funds transfer.

Your Ref: UK/9420X2/68 and Batch No: 01/209/AD16G, please tell me what you can afford from the 3,000.00Rands and i will pay the balance for your here in United Kingdom provided you send it back as soon as the funds has been transfered to you.

Thank you for using TNT Courier Home Delivery Service. We look forward in delivery your parcel round the world without delay. Your package is 100% safe and secured with us.
Mr. John Gay (Head Dispatch Officer)
Tel # : +44 703-194-3754

Then After I did send my payments - emailed the proof because he was negging me the whole morning giving me a call after a call asking me when am i paying, I ended up paying then I did sent the proof, then it was quiet, I was sick sent him an email again , this is how he responded.

Thanks for your mail,i just received your payment slip now because i travelled to bahamas on a urgent assignment the very day i called you to know if the payment has been made and you told me you were in the bank for the payment to be made, i came back to United Kingdom last night, i hope you understand my reasons for not replying you in time now.

I am plead to inform you that we need your complete bank details so as to proceed by transfering your funds from here to your home account in South Africa, and if you don't need a bank to bank transfer except courier delivery, please let us know immediately so we can proceed with the funds delivery either by Bank or Courier.Once again i am very sorry for my late reply to you, it was due to my company urgent assignment to bahamas.


Thank you for using TNT Courier Home Delivery Service. We look forward in delivery your parcel round the world without delay. Your package is 100% safe and secured with us.


Mr. John Gay (Head Dispatch Officer)
Tel # : +44 703-194-3754

Just before i replyed , My concern was I am I going to make paynments if I choose Bank to Bank transfers, why this question because it was too long me being waiting to get rich and courrier was going to delay me, I though I should choose Bank to bank, I n deed this is how he replyed:

I am in receipt of your mail and the content was clear, as for the Courier delivery it will get to you in 3 working days while for Bank to Bank Transfer, your account will be credited in the next 24hours. If we are to deliver your winnings cheque by courier our agent will be coming to your countryu south africa to assist you.

There is no charges requested from you except for the money i paid on your behalf to the Tax Department and it will be sent to me by you as soon as the funds has been credited in your account.You are advice to let us know the mode your prefered your funds to be sent to you so as to speed up the delivery.
Thank you for using TNT Courier Home Delivery Service. We look forward in delivery your parcel round the world without delay. Your package is 100% safe and secured with us.


Mr. John Gay (Head Dispatch Officer)
Tel # : +44 703-194-3754

Then i was convienced i chose bank to bank transfers hoping that within 24 hours i will be happy,
Then this was another email:

I am happy to inform you that everything has been processed by the bank here in United Kingdom (STANDARD CHARTERED BANK PLC,UNITED KINGDOM). We have settled all the neccessary arrangement about your funds been transfered directly to your account first thing on monday money but you are required to pay for Anti Terrorist Certificate which will make it easier for the funds to be transfered and also showed that the funds will not be used to sponsor Terrorist Activities.

You will be contacted shortly by the bank about your transfer and they will also let you know the cost of Anti Terrorist Certificate so as to speed up the transfer when the payment it's done.Please make sure you get yourself prepared for the transaction to be completed in few days.

Then this is the mail form the bank:


STANDARD CHARTERED BANK
54 Jermyn Street
London, SW1Y 6WL
United Kingdom
Tel: 44-703 197 0185
Fax: 44-704 571 6367
Email: [email protected]



Date: 22nd Dec, 2008.CHEQUE DEPOSITED FOR TRANSFER

ATTN: xxxxxx

The management of Standard Chartered Bank (United Kingdom). Wish to inform you with pleasure that your winning cheque was deposited to us for clearance and transfer by your dispatch agent(Mr.John Gay)of the Tnt Courier Company here in United Kingdom.Hence Before we will proceed with the transfer of your winning cheque to your bank account in stated below: Quickly verify your details if once again correct.

After your confirmation of this mail to you, we shall update you on when your funds will be transfered into your account, date and time will be indicated also. You will be requested to pay a fee of $500.00 GBP for ANTI TERRORIST CERTIFICATE before any thing will be done and i hope you have been in formed by your courier agent Mr. John Gay.

Signed RSA Constitution Of Justice.
YOURS FAITHFULLY
MR PAUL LOUIS BANK MANAGER
STANDARD CHARTERED BANK.

Then I replyed":



ATTN:zzzzzzz,

Thanks for your quick respond to our mail and the confirmation of your account details been completely given to us for your transfer. We are plead to inform you that the said amount for the ANTI TERRORIST CERTIFICATE can not be deducted from your funds in our possession because it has been insured by hardcover insurance company here in United Kingdom.


Which means the $500.00 has to be paid by you before we can proceed with your transfer and it will be credited alongside with your funds as it is a refundable fees that must be paid first by you, please bear with us.We await your urgent response in this regards so we can proceed by given you details for the payment.

Signed RSA Constitution Of Justice.
YOURS FAITHFULLY
MR PAUL LOUIS BANK MANAGER
STANDARD CHARTERED BANK. Why this kind of email because i said he must take the money after he made clearance cheque, and i said i'm not sending money again from South Africa to UK , , Since Monday 22Dec2008 I haven't had from them, please pleople out there don't make the same mistake i did,yes some will say i was an idiot, but it can happen to you also because these people are smooth talker, and you might not know when is going to happen, please be carefull again .



Anonymous
Johannesburg
South Africa


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