LOS ANGELES (Feb. 12, 2015) — For Lang Zhao, the business she expected to ship her valuable package to in China appeared to be legitimate. After all, the clerk at the shipping store in the Los Angeles suburb of Monterey Park gave her a tracking code after she paid the shipping fee and the customs charge.
When the package was not delivered, she tried to contact the business.
“I called again and again and the line was always busy,” she said. “I went back to the (shipping) store and it was closed … I called customs in Shanghai and gave them the tracking number. They told me that the name of the store – not my name – was on the package.”
Zhao also later discovered that more than 100 people were also victims of that shipping scam.