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Anyone ever receive notice of penalty from US CUSTOMS


They sent me a bill for $485k for importing DVDS to my house that I have no knowledge of or paid for.

I hired a lawyer and he said customs will sue me for the money even though it wasnít me.

Has anyone dealt with this before? My lawyer says he cost $350 per hour and in court the costs could sky rocket if they play games.

If anyone dealt with this issue before please share what happened
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Are you serious or is this a trolling attempt? 485k!! How many DVDs are we talking here?
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What are you expected to pay customs for? Is this a fine, or what?
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Can you blur the names / ref no. out on the letter so we can have a look ?
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I'd really like to see it.

The one time I had something taken by customs (20 chargers) they sent me an itemized invoice with what they thought the items were worth, but there wasn't anything in the notice about me sending them money.

This honestly sounds more like a tailored scam attempt, lol. Are they wanting you to pay with Walmart money cards?
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I'd really like to see it.

The one time I had something taken by customs (20 chargers) they sent me an itemized invoice with what they thought the items were worth, but there wasn't anything in the notice about me sending them money.

This honestly sounds more like a tailored scam attempt, lol. Are they wanting you to pay with Walmart money cards?
iTune vouchers actually. lol
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Default Re: Notice of penalty crazy help

OP, was letter registered?
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Letter was registered mail & does anyone know a good lawyer for this?

This is crazy, there were 10 DVDS in each box and it was a few thousand boxes sent to the address I live

This is not a scam the lawyer said it’s legit and it’s a demand for penalty

Any insight would be appreciated

I live in Ohio, won’t tell you the city
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When I say boxes I mean the little DVD packs not shipping boxes, according to what customs wrote

10 DVDS in each pack & a few thousand packs
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Was it your shipment? Did they deliver?
If you say its not they must have a proof that its yours they are not stupid to send letter and demand notice without proper evidence
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Guess you better get to selling these "mysterious" 10s of 1000s of DVDs so you can pay your laywer!
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They can’t have proof because It’s not mine

My lawyer said they pulled the house deed found my name and sent me a bill

Apparently they don’t have to prove anything because it’s civil court
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Default Re: Notice of penalty crazy help

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My lawyer said they pulled the house deed found my name and sent me a bill

Apparently they donít have to prove anything because itís civil court
Why would they need to pull a house deed when the package is addressed to you? lol
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Default Re: Notice of penalty crazy help

is it addressed to you?
or your company?
Did you receive it?
the amount could be penalty.
also who is the carrier/
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show us the letter,there should be a number you can call
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Not addressed to me it’s addressed to a Chinese company & using my address

I did not receive it. I posted this to see if anyone ever dealt with this & which attorney they hired if no one here can help just close the thread
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Default Re: Notice of penalty crazy help

I guess its a good thing you was already a member here, whom does not have any knowledge about these DVDs that was most likely not going to sell them on ebay or amazon. Odd that someone would purchase these from China and ship them to someone other than themselves.

Even more odd is that fact that they still delivered these DVDs instead of confiscating like normal.

I am sure there are lots of good lawyers in Cinci who deal with trademark and/or intellectual property.
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Not addressed to me itís addressed to a Chinese company & using my address

I did not receive it. I posted this to see if anyone ever dealt with this & which attorney they hired if no one here can help just close the thread
Sorry you must of posted this while I was replying. If it was not addressed to you and it wasnt in your name, then why are they bothering you. Are you in anyway affiliated with the Chinese company it was addressed?

I mean, if the above is true, why would you even need an attorney. It's like they drew your name out of a hat as a target. Is the address it was sent to even similar to your address? Same zip code, city. Street name similar? You are suppose to be innocent until proven guilty, not vice versa.
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You’re not innocent until proven guilty in civil court

Again I said they pulled my name off the house deed then issued a bill in my name for a crazy amount

If anyone has been in a similar situation private message me
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If you want help from this forum and it’s members you better start coming a bit clearer with the facts because I’m at a lost as to what actually has been written to you where these DVDs came from and who ordered them...

I noticed in another topic post (I think it was the corona virus one) you mentioned you was nervous for the wait of an order from China that was “a five figure sum” so a pretty big order! Are the DVDs this?

There’s something you clearly not divulging to us and we can’t help you till you start telling us the full facts!
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Again I said they pulled my name off the house deed then issued a bill in my name for a crazy amount

Who is the package addressed to?
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Who is the package addressed to?
@OP, Looking forward to the answer of this question
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