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Post by BobHelm » May 24, 2016, 8:02 am

If you are not expecting something via DHL that you ordered & gave your email address for then it is, undoubtedly, a scam.

If you get in touch then you will probably find that they will say that you have to pay some Customs Duty in order to release the nonexistent goods... :(

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Post by Udon Map » May 24, 2016, 3:09 pm

It's a scam. I've also received that email, several times now.

BTW, I would think twice about having people from other countries use DHL to send you stuff. A small package was sent to me from the U.S. by DHL. The way that DHL handles incoming packages in Thailand is that they come into Suvarnabhumi, then DHL at the airport mails them (yes, by regular Thailand Post) to you.

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Post by Udonhoward » May 25, 2016, 6:52 am

That's good to know, about DHL. I already advise people not to send me anything by Fed Ex, I've had a lot of problems getting deliveries from them. They use a couple local "contractors", who can never seem to find my street, let alone my house. I've had the same address here for 10 years, but according to the Fed Ex driver it's incorrect.

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Post by fdimike » May 25, 2016, 7:04 am

I never have any problems receiving packages/letters via any countries postal service. I rent a box at the main post office and pick up most of mail there. I can also pay any customs duty (rarely happens) at the time I pick up the package. However, I have had significant problems with DHL who insists I send them money for customs before they will deliver. I have refused to do so and informed the seller that I will not accept anything shipped by DHL. I have never used FEDEX . I have used UPS on numerous occasions to ship packages etc back to the US as they have an office right here in Nong Samrong and they are much more reliable and quicker (3 day shipping to the US) than sending by Thai EMS. I have never had anything delivered to me here via UPS but may try a test in the near future.
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Post by Charlieb » May 25, 2016, 10:19 am

I have had many documents delivered here by UPS. Always within a few days. However I have had problems sending to the U.S. via UPS. First they are very expensive. Also they do not know how to handle a prepaid shipment. My bank sent me a document to sign via UPS with an enclosed prepaid way bill to return the signed document. The people at the local UPS office had no idea how to handle it and was asking the Bangkok office for help. Finally they accepted the document but about two weeks later I received a bill from UPS for about 2,000 baht. I have refused to pay it since it was prepaid by the bank, so now I guess I am on their s--t list as far as sending. :( I still receive periodically via UPS. I think UPS is OK within Thailand but not outside.

I must say though, that the lady that runs the local UPS is a very nice person and speaks excellent English. I don't blame her for the above snafu but I do blame the Bangkok UPS. She tried everything she could to help.

I now send via EMS at the post office. I sent a document last week. Took 3 days to get to Dallas. Cost 1200 baht. I can also track EMS just as I would UPS or FedEx.

Too bad no local FedEx shop. It may be better.

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Post by Udonhoward » May 25, 2016, 4:39 pm

I agree the lady at UPS is great. The last time I got a UPS package she actually tracked me down (I was at Big C), by talking to the neighbors.

Does anyone have any experience Mailboxforwarding? It's a mail forwarding service in the US, I'm thinking about using it. They let you view a scan of your mail online, before you decide whether to have it forwarded or not.

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Post by Charlieb » May 25, 2016, 8:30 pm

I have been using U.S. Global Mail out of Houston for 4 years. I have no complaints

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Post by Nigglyb » May 26, 2016, 3:21 am

Udonhoward wrote:I just got an email, supposedly from DHL. It has an attachment, but I'm not sure it's legitimate, and I don't want to open it if it's not. I don't download anything if I don't know what it is.

The email is from ssm4u@airtelmail.in. Sounds like a cell phone provider in India or something.

The message reads:

"Track your package at DHL

Dear Consignee

Please receive your packages:
Your parcel arrived at the post office last week.
Our courier was unable to deliver the parcel to you due to incorrect delivery. To receive your parcel
Download the attached receipt and confirm delivery details."

I strongly suspect this is some kind of scam, I would appreciate any opinions from informed members...

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Usually a scam for any email if it's just a generic Dear xyz without using your name
More importantly don't click on the download which is "usually" (other formats are available!) some sort of Word document (.doc) as it'll contain a virus or Trojan that'll infect the computer at worst logging all user ids & passwords transmitting them back to the sender when you're online. Bank accounts can easily be emptied
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Post by Udonhoward » May 26, 2016, 6:08 am

I checked the email address with DHL customer support, they replied right away, confirmed the email wasn't from them.

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Post by Jhon Miller » December 4, 2016, 1:06 pm

I transfer a package each yr of the UK to Thailand.the the corresponding package with DHL 50 pints.with royal mail 19 points and makes here in udon just supporting a week.

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Post by papafarang » December 4, 2016, 3:15 pm

I recently used a discount service to send a parcel of 20kg, prices were shocking so I went for the cheap service that was 90% cheaper than DHL or royal mail. got though not a problem except tax. when they collected it from the place I'm staying,at an extra cost of 20p I was surprised it turned out to be a TNT van. got an on line tracking number, it took 10 days to get to Thailand and then I received an EMS tracking number and it arrived on the next morning. so sending another on Tuesday with Christmas goodies
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Post by Nigglyb » December 4, 2016, 3:51 pm

I use these couriers quite regularly
The big boys, TNT, DHL, FedEx etc bulk buy space on "planes, trains & automobiles" & when they can't fill it they contract out to these agents to fill the cargo at discounted prices as that's better than not at all
The only problem I've had is if it goes belly up & the parcel goes missing, whoever you've got the tracking number from seems a bit reluctant to help as it's gone through the third party. However it's sometimes difficult getting any sense if there's a problem with a parcel booked directly & it's a good, cheap shipment method if this risk is considered

A side story, I've just had a parcel of face cream sent to the USA by UPS stopped & returned to me because I didn't provide a Veterinary Certificate. Why I hear you ask, because it contains traces of collagen which is bovine & it fell under prohibited substances due to foot & mouth! Just goes to show any parcel can be stopped if the receiving end is having a bad day
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Post by papafarang » December 4, 2016, 8:38 pm

hope they don't stop this one, christmas puds and turkey gravy packs, more tea for papa's tea emporium, tinned corned beef and marmite , I would like to see the faces of any thai testing marmite. the wife says its chicken poo. oh and finished off packing with packs of bounty hot drink, yummy treat
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Post by Nigglyb » December 4, 2016, 8:44 pm

papafarang wrote:hope they don't stop this one, christmas puds and turkey gravy packs, more tea for papa's tea emporium, tinned corned beef and marmite , I would like to see the faces of any thai testing marmite. the wife says its chicken poo. oh and finished off packing with packs of bounty hot drink, yummy treat
I gave Mrs N a bite of some marmite on toast. Priceless \:D/
What's the bounty hot drink? I've never come across that
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Post by papafarang » December 4, 2016, 10:00 pm

bounty hot choc drink
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