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Default U.S customs seized my package. What can I do?

I have order some goods in China. in December. I didn't receive it. I think it's lost. And today. I have received a seizure letter from the CBP about my seizure of goods. It says the forfeiture value MSRP is $2040.
They give me 5 option. 1 of them is, It also says I can sign the attached form so the merchandise will be forfeited immediately and I will not receive any further mail from them. If I sign it, does that mean I admit quilt?
Is there any more trouble?

Has anyone ever encountered such a case?

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Default Re: U.S customs seized my package. What can I do?

Im curious to know what sort of merchandise you just lost there...
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Ignore the letter and you'll never hear from them again (at least not about this shipment).
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Default Re: U.S customs seized my package. What can I do?

Ignore it completely and forget about your shipment. It's gone.

Your address is also black listed so any more shipments going to it will be seized
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DO NOT respond to any US Customs or CBP notice you receive.

As others have said here, no matter what you do, the package is gone.
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Nothing, customs going to all be walking round in your 'ralph lauren' polos.
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Default Re: U.S customs seized my package. What can I do?

Ignore this letter and don't answer it right? Will no homeland security or FBI come find me? , (because I see some people say that)
I am really worried about it. I think I was in big trouble. I contacted a lawyer. They say I need to contact them so they can help me solve this problem, because this can be a big problem.

I bought some colors to use because it's cheap.
The shipping address is not my home address. It is another address where I work
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Default Re: U.S customs seized my package. What can I do?

No, they aren't going to come chasing you for something like that.

If it were a shipment of Fentanyl or synthetic cannabinoids they would come chasing you, but not for some colors/dyes or whatever.
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No, they aren't going to come chasing you for something like that.

If it were a shipment of Fentanyl or synthetic cannabinoids they would come chasing you, but not for some colors/dyes or whatever.
Oh. my lawyer hypes it up.
I was worried a lot in the past days. Is my shipping address already blacklisted? All my orders from abroad will be checked carefully? Is there any other way to reinstate this?
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Depends on where you live in my experience. Certain ports of entry seems to be tougher than others.

I've only ever had one seizure, and they took certain items out of the shipment and then forwarded me the rest after a month. I got the same letter and figured my address was blacklisted. I told both of my suppliers to please start using my neighbors address for future orders. One of them did and the other did not. To this day that supplier is using the address the seized shipment was addressed to and I haven't had another one messed with, years later.


Oh, You have the same problem as me before. It is good to hear from you about it. It reassures me.

You use the neighbor's address. Is there still anything wrong with it?
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No problems since the one time.
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Don't sign the letter - don't return anything - don't repeat this order
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Default Re: U.S customs seized my package. What can I do?

colors???? what do you mean?

and what company was it shipped with?
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colors???? what do you mean?

and what company was it shipped with?

Colors are bandanas worn by gang members, silly.
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Default Re: U.S customs seized my package. What can I do?

what are some of the other options they give you?
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Default Re: U.S customs seized my package. What can I do?

CBP has a specific process they use on seized shipment. The standard notice usually gives you the following options:

1. Petition
2. Offer in Compromise
3. Abandon
4. Court Action
5. Release on Payment
6. Take No Action

If your items are foo-foos or otherwise prohibited, no matter what option you select, you are NEVER getting it back.
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