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foreiner forgot to declare his money

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foreiner forgot to declare his money

hi

one my friend from USA come to Malaysia on 19/8/133 at 8.30am in KLIA. The imigresation officers hold him sealed his money becouse he overlimit bring money.one of officer call me the situation and ask me pay RM3400 for declaration certificate. I also try my best to collect the money and bank in to her account.after that she say will release the USA guy after the lawyer sign on the certificate. Finally i got a call from the lady officer , she say the lawyer wont sign the certificate becouse the amount overlimited. So have to again another charge RM3100. so what kind of law in Malaysia airlines.The foreiner friend cried in the room of they hold.surpose what action for this????

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1. Re: foreiner forgot to declare his money

Can't blame the airline, or even the customs folks. Sadly there is only one person to blame here, your foreign friend who did not declare their money!

Entry Requirements - Exchange control rules

Under current Malaysian exchange control rules, you may import or export up to 10,000 Malaysian Ringgit per person without prior approval. There are no limits on the amount of foreign currency (notes and or travellers' cheques) you may import or export. However, if your currency exceeds the equivalent of USD 10,000 you are required to declare this to the customs authorities on entry and/or exit. Penalties for non-declaration or false declaration include a fine of up to RM 1 million and/or up to three years’ imprisonment.

It is also detailed in FAQ Currency Options --->>

Sorry about your foreign friend, but if you gamble with the authorities you have to play the price if caught!

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2. Re: foreiner forgot to declare his money

Let this be a good lesson to others.

As said by TM the information on currency import is readily available. Many countries have similar laws for both import and export of currency.

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3. Re: foreiner forgot to declare his money

Is your friend an internet friend? Possibly coming from a african country like nigeria?

Sounds like a 419 romance scam to me.

Clues to help you -

1. Did u meet your friend online? Dating site, facebook,..etc

2. Did your friend ask you for financial help before this?

3. Is your friend very good looking? (Photo stolen from modelling site)

4. Have you ever seen your friend, either video chat or in person?

5. You bank in to the officers account? You did not go to KLIA to pay the fine?

You are being scammed. There is no USA friend. It is likely a bunch of nigerian conmen here under student visa working with a local.

Read www.romancescams.org

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4. Re: foreiner forgot to declare his money

A variation of the scam here

www.thestar.com.my/story.aspx…

This is not the end. The problems will keep on coming and so will the request for money. Beware

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5. Re: foreiner forgot to declare his money

www.thestar.com.my/story.aspx…

This is closer to your situation, except is a "package" held by "customs"

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6. Re: foreiner forgot to declare his money

Definitely a scam...

At all government institution, they will never ask you to deposit into an unknown account.

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7. Re: foreiner forgot to declare his money

I am thinking the same maic. It all sounds very suspicious.

Sean

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8. Re: foreiner forgot to declare his money

I agree with Maic. Pretty sure you have not met this "friend" in person and only through telephone calls and photographs?

This has nothing to do with the importation of money rules and has all the hallmarks of a scam. You have already lost RM 3,400 to this scammer, don't lose another RM3,100 for nothing.

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9. Re: foreiner forgot to declare his money

Agrees with maic on the scam modus operandi. You can read similar situation here :

complaintsboard.com/complaints/kuala-lumpur-…

kennysia.com/archives/…the-detained-at.php

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10. Re: foreiner forgot to declare his money

Scammers in Nigeria are a big problem . . .

An immigration officer would never call you and ask for money.

There is no fee for a declaration certificate

There no guy, no immigration officer, no lawyer.

Just you with an empty bank balance!