CeLeading Electronics & Technology Co. Ltd
12C, Block B, World Trade Plaza Fuhong Road, Futian District, Shenshen, Guangdong, China, Shenzhen, Guangdong, 518000, China
Initial contact with the supplier:
Type of product(s) being purchased:
Value of the Purchase Order when the incident occurred:
Under 1,000 USD
Destination market of order in question:
South East Asia
Type of Complaint(s):
scams & other unethical activities
Stage of relationship with the supplier at the time of the incident:
On June 24th I bought some electronic equipment for my personal use from:
Letter to HK Customs:
Century Leading Electronics & Technology Co. Ltd
12C Block B World Trade Plaza
Futian District Shenzhen District
+96 0755 33562581 Gary
To be shipped to:
Edward V Miller
I paid the Century Leading Purchase Invoice in full to:
Bank of China Shenzhen Branch
518000 Futian Branch Shenzhen District Guangdong China
I paid with a USD bank transfer from my Bank , CIMB here in Penang Malaysia
A few days later on July 1st Gary sends me an e mail saying that I must send him another $500USD
to get the package released from your customs department.
Can you please verify that you have the package and that you require $500USD to release it?
The Customs and Excise Department is the only government department responsible for customs clearance in Hong Kong. Except for an import/export declaration charge, NO clearance fee is charged by Hong Kong Customs for normal cargo clearance. If any goods are detained by us for investigation, we will issue the “Receipt for Article/Goods/Thing/Vehicle/Vessel/Ship Seized or Detained” as a notification. For details of the declaration charge, please visit our website at http://www.customs.gov.hk/en/cargo_clearance/declaration/index.html .
As the scenario mentioned in your mail is possibly a scam, please do not deposit any money to avoid any monetary loss. Besides, since the investigation of which is outside the purview of this Department, you are advised to file a report with your local police and the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) for investigation. The contact means of HKPF is as follows:
Customs and Excise Department
Next step is to file report with Shenzhen Police
I would never buy anything from and Alibaba or Alibaba Express Company again to include any supplier or manufacturer in Shenzhen China. Previously, I had a successful purchase of a security camera in Shenzhen at SZ Baolongshenng Technology Co Ltd but now after the Century Leading Scam this is my last time purchasing from China.