Home-Based Work Scam - Mailing Assignment Opportunity offer

Nowadays, I received tons of complaints from the community regarding home-based work scam jobs. Thanks to Justin Wong, he shared a scam job with us. It is about "Mailing Assignment Opportunity offer" which offered by this company - "H@rry Business Solution".

It is a long email which written in a long sales copy format. Once I look at it, I know it is a scam job because REAL job will be written in a short and simple format. Here is the most obvious clauses that catch my eyes:

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The registration fee is a ONE TIME payment of only RM185. We do not overcharge like other companies which require hundreds of Ringgit. The RM185 charge is only to cover the costs for preparing the whole package which will be sent to you including postage. There will be NO annual fee and NO other hidden fee whatsoever—just a one-time payment of RM185. We will fully refund you your deposit once you have sent back 50 orders according to our instructions. Besides receiving your full deposit back, you will earn RM1.00 for each and every envelope which you mailed out, for as long as you want (before and after 50 orders), while you will still get your usual earnings from this WFHP. Remember, you do not have to receive any order to earn RM1.00 per catalog which is based on quantity you do.

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Fill in your details, attach the postal order (wang pos)/bank draft/original bank-in slip/ cheque for only RM185 payable to "H@rry Hin Boon Shang " or "H@rry Business Solution" and send your registration to:

H@rry Business Solution
 

What is wrong with the above messages? Look at the highlighted section, do you ever to pay someone to get a job? By right, you are suppose to get paid by working for someone. Just read through our tips on identifying scam jobs at How To Tell If a Part Time Job Is a Scam

Another catch we found is the address. If it is a real company, why never use their real address instead of using P.B.Box? I guess they scare of victim who look after them. 

Guys and Gals, please beware of this kind of scam jobs especially during this school holidays periods. They are actively looking for victim from the community. Always keep in mind, "NEVER PAY SOMEONE TO GET A JOB".

Don’t expect easy jobs by staying at home by doing data entry jobs. If you really want to earn some extra pocket money for your holidays, take on those promoter jobs which is a bit low pay. Eventually, you will learn different knowledge which you never got to learn by sitting in front of the computer.

If you have any other scam jobs to share, please email me @ contact@asiaparttime.com. We will share it with the community.

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Comment by faith de silva Subscribed to comments via email
2007-11-29 12:50:18

i agree with Justin Wong on the H@rry Business Solution. Its a scam. The package I received was not as advertised. I paid RM85. I called them and asked to meet with them but they refused. I wanted to get their assistance on how to go about the business but they kept telling me to read the booklet they sent.
I feel cheated. All I wanted was to earn some extra money doing an honest part-time job. So to all of you people out there, be careful.

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Comment by Got Tricked
2012-02-09 19:25:44

Its a scam…the introductory email is so misleading compared with the details…the company should not trick innocent people…

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Comment by faith de silva Subscribed to comments via email
2007-11-29 13:26:46

Who and how can I report this scam?

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Comment by khen vui, loh
2008-01-14 20:17:01

Yes. No comment. True. All con. Being conned. Waiting to con. Pop corn anyone? Best corn in town!
Feel free to contact me for some corn job.

A pressure to serve you.

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Comment by PohEe
2008-01-14 20:58:59

You seems to have plenty of Scam Job Experience?

what do you think to stop these con-man?

Thanks.

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Comment by khen vui, loh
2008-01-22 16:49:48

Not really but only heard much. I only know of some corn job. Those that pops!

To stop these corn man, i believe we can’t really do much. Cause it is so corny at times. Simply irresistable mostly as if there’s a hand waving at you … ‘come to me… come to me…’

No forms required. Just need your preferences and certain option. There goes… works like a tornado.. the force created really sucks you in…matter of time… SUCKS! i am the corn man.

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Comment by siva
2008-01-26 14:33:31

I am a member of HBS since 2005. In the begining when i started to do this work, i found it to be little hassle because need to go out to post the catalogs and do some typing altho not much. I earned a little in the begining n i follow the instruction. Later on i realised why work in this way because i can work for long-term. I worked for some other mailing companies before but never for long coz only for a while they give me the label to mail, then no more. I also use my own way to do the mailing work wif my past experience to earn more. But now i don’t do this anymore coz i started to earn money from internet. When i think back, i should thank tis company coz i learn something to earn money now wif the thing they sent to me.

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Comment by Jeiyaraj Subscribed to comments via email
2010-06-09 11:07:37

Hi Siva,

You mean that you actually earned from this H@arry Business Solution home-based mailing program?

You seem to be the 1st person who actually said that you earned from this company.

Can you verify that you actually got paid? The reason I’m asking is because I too am interested, but reading all the negative comments has got me worried.

I just want to know if this is real or just another scam.

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Comment by darchna Subscribed to comments via email
2011-05-29 00:09:11

are u realy got did all that work in harry business solution..but y most of people giving negative comment..can you tell me more

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Comment by zoe
2008-01-28 11:44:31

Among many opportunities I joined so far… tis mailing assignment is te most trustworthy and it works for me. I achieved first 50 orders within first month I started work as instructed. Now I start to work on internet assignment and I found it suitable for Malaysian to work also. I dun tink tis is scam…

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Comment by Robert
2009-10-17 10:31:38

hey zoe,i would like to find out,does this mailing assignment really works ? how long have u been workin for them ? hope for a reply asap.thanks.

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Comment by muhammad Subscribed to comments via email
2010-01-22 00:09:08

HEI, ARE U REALLY HAVE DONE THIS WORK?AND THE HARRY HIN BUSINESS SOLUTION COMPANY SEEMS TO BE FAKE ADDRESS.AND FURTHERMORE I PAID HIM RM189 to start the work…And for the refund he wants me to process 50 orders first.like bullshit only……..please advise me.

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Comment by ezekvijay Subscribed to comments via email
2013-11-21 13:20:30

dont worry my friends,i know u all awas chated and dissappointed against this mailing business,if u wan friends to make money smartmedia technologies will bring u to a success bcoz i am doing tis business ,n tis is not cheating if friends wan to join and get more info call 0166473017 and if u wan to visit us http://www.smart media technologies.com and its a 100 percent risk free and overall malaysian people was doing tis business but tis business for people who suffering in financial problem, who ned money more and tis business sitable fot teenagers or yongsters dont late hurry up cal us and trust in tis one time.tq.(success doest come to you,you go to it).

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Comment by Miu Miu Subscribed to comments via email
2008-03-18 15:45:06

Yes, I had gone thru a few times on the package H@rry Hin sentto me. Sad to say, I have to ‘declare’ it is a scam. Basically it ask us to advertise in website or newspaper or other media, to get requiries from public then we will have to send what we had received to the new ‘victim’, and from there, we earn our money.

As for the data entry job, we are requested to pay additional RM185 to get additional info as display above. You bet I will pay again….

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Comment by CJ Subscribed to comments via email
2010-04-23 14:04:32

It is a scam. I am not going to send the flyers to other victims.
How can we report him?
I will be seeking legal assistance on this. I dont care about getting back the money, it is just that I cannot stand dishonesty!!

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Comment by zoe
2008-03-22 09:35:18

I dun tink Miu Miu actually understand how’s te system works n dunno ppl post here r really member or not coz seems like they dunno. There r few catalogs for us to mail out (dunno whether all catalogs te same or not for all members) n HBS said they dun allow us to use back te intro letter coz it is not right. Coz if we use the same letter, it will go against the law as chain letter. I email n asked them oredi. There r other catalogs for us to mail out n we dun need to advertise like wat u said… Common sense wil tell u tat if all members do like te same way like tat, sure alot of similar ads like it in newspaper already… I dunno u all but i only pay 1 time RM185 n i got mailing n data entry works.

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Comment by Mei Subscribed to comments via email
2008-08-07 18:04:46

Zoe,
Can share with us what catalog you are sending out?
It’s might be useful to clear all doubts here.
Thank you.

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Comment by Mei Subscribed to comments via email
2008-08-15 13:28:46

I just send an email to HBS and they required RM185.00 for registration fees.
The Harry keep going telling me that they are not a MLM company and not a FOREX job.
I think this is a scam job. Correct me if I am wrong.

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Comment by Tracy
2008-09-23 13:04:41

I think HBS is a scam too. When i called, the guy promised RM1 will be payed to us per envelope filled and mailed out as they need more hands. but after payment of RM189, end up they gave us some mailing advertisement which we have to do ourselves. so basically they should have told us the correct thing at the beginning. + in the newspaper they wrote “PART OR Full Time Mailing Assignment RM6000. Email Name & Add: hbsbiz@gmail.com / 016-xxxxxx, 6xxxxxxx”
complete scam!!

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Comment by frillyrose Subscribed to comments via email
2009-02-04 23:45:17

i just applied to HBS and they said ive got to pay an initial amount of rm185..i need to know if this is a scam job:S

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Comment by yl
2009-06-20 11:50:50

haw can i know this is not a scam.wat catalog that v must send?is the address provided?why must v pay the RM185???

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Comment by Serena
2009-06-20 13:58:39

when you need to pay to get a job, obviously that’s a scam. moreover it’s an online thing. i will never understand why some people actually trust this.

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Comment by muhammad
2010-01-22 00:06:43

BDFB

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Comment by celcius
2010-03-04 22:39:34

u all ppl pls don’t greed wit all attractive income with easy job.. if so easy y tat scammer don invite his family but to ppl who they dunno..pls wake up everybody!

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Comment by alicia Subscribed to comments via email
2010-04-06 17:25:35

the package i received is a scam as well, and i asked for a refund he told me that i am a troublemaker. I have gathered a lot of info on this guy. we must put a stop to him. there is legit mailing jobs out there but it does not require u to pay upfront. i was innocent enough as i needed the cash for my sons medical expenses. i am going to write an expose on him in all the major papers. they are willing to do it. i have spoken to many.
anyone who wants to inquire if this person is a scam email me at aliciab12000@yahoo.com. i can forward all his emails and all his crap. those who wants to share my experience pls email me as well.
thanks. we must bring ths guy down. and he must learn to live honestly instead of cheating people.

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Comment by PT Subscribed to comments via email
2010-04-23 14:12:45

Alicia, I have gone thru the same experience as you. It is about time you brought him down. Please proceed with the necessary report to all major newspapers and I am also in the midst of seeking my own legal opinion. I hope that everyone will do a background search on this guy first before they proceed to pay RM189 to the company.
P.S: Either we tirelessly stick his brochures (on his business) in all public places or WE have to pay for the postage to the address provided in the CD!! And this is in addition to the RM189 that we have already paid!

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Comment by JJ Subscribed to comments via email
2011-03-09 01:09:24

how bout report to police?

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Comment by suzan Subscribed to comments via email
2010-04-24 14:10:52

This Harry guy and his company, “Harry Business Solutions” is a scam job. Please, I urge fellow M’sians to NOT trust this hoax as he targets low income earners and jobless people. I have a friend who has been part of this scam and we will be doing what we can to expose him.

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Comment by pearson
2010-04-24 14:23:38

H@arry Business Solutions is that guy who advertises in the star huh? 016 348…. something mobile phone number huh? I wanted to contact this dude days ago but thanks for the warnings and postings on this comp.

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Comment by vinnoth Subscribed to comments via email
2010-05-05 19:23:40

Can i belive on this guy and pay him rm 189.
Pls anyone reply me…

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Comment by alex wong
2010-05-10 08:56:35

Vinnoth : don’t fall into this scam ! U get into trouble and just don’t trust him ! Did he give u any security in kind u can hold ! If he runs, u still have the goods in hand !

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Comment by alicia jay Subscribed to comments via email
2010-05-10 18:19:36

mr. vinoth. please do not fall for this. i am one of the unfortunate ones that paid RM189 only to be realise a little too late that ths is a scam. he will say all u need to do is put someting in an enevelope and get RM 1 for each, but he will send u a package with a stupid cd. all photocopy, envelopes and stamps are under ur own cost.

its just rubbish. DO NOT FALL FOR IT.

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Comment by chloe Subscribed to comments via email
2010-05-11 15:00:49

Mr Vinoth, I urge you DO NOT FALL FOR THIS SCAM! I was the unfortunate few to have given him RM189 and got a whole load of rubbish after that. He will give you brochures to advertise HIS company and a mailing list to send it to people. The cost of the envelopes and stamps are all borne by you! In addition you would have to stick the brochures of ‘his con job’ on every central location! The CD and the user manual is sent on a colored photocopy paper with absolutely NO company name and company registration number so you absolutely cannot trace it back to him!!

Someone has to put a stop to the scam job of ‘Harry Business Solutions’!!

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Comment by Premi
2010-05-17 11:28:55

Hi, guys…

Just checking on this company called Columb Sdn Bhd.
Anybody know what happen to this company?

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Comment by sumathi
2010-06-10 10:54:49

Hello Premi

Coulumb already “CLOSED SHOP” last year june 30. It’s going to celebrate 1st year anniversary soon.

Why suddenly asking abt Coulomb?

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Comment by Ricarde
2010-09-17 11:30:12

If you want to re-assure this job, make research before confirm. I look for his company in website and don’t really exist.

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Comment by amarnath Subscribed to comments via email
2010-11-22 17:52:21

i would like 2 ask hw would we received the money………after we hv send the package.it is going to be late,or it”s depend on the postal service.and one more thing,the money will be send in cheque order or banking account.

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Comment by Jamal
2011-03-03 02:05:20

ONE BIG WORD CONMAN!

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Comment by Anthony Subscribed to comments via email
2011-05-17 10:11:51

hey guys. thanks for all your concerns.
do u guys know which is the genuine mailing distribution company which i can probably work it. this info will help me alot.

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Comment by Karina
2011-05-26 23:16:32

Hi I just saw his ad in the Star for the 25/5/11 edition if I am not wrong and I e-mailed him, then got the exact same thing you all have been talking about! The super ridiculous long e-mail where he says that his company is not related to any other company with the name HARRY! Anyway, the offer,it sounded too good to be true and I was just waiting for the part he asks for money! Only this time it is RM 189!! It’s like MLM except that it is MLMS, S for SCAM!!

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Comment by darchna Subscribed to comments via email
2011-06-01 13:22:05

siva, are you realy do this harry business solution maling job…please tell me more..it was real or scam??

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Comment by D. Jennings
2011-07-01 11:58:10

Hiya,
I’m looking for p/t work and saw the advert in the Star. It seemed perfect for me. Thank God I googled Harry and found all these sites.

Two things that could bring him down…

(1) Is there an electoral list that would disclose his name and address.
(2) Is the newspaper under No Obligation to protect their readers from scams like these.
These SCAMS are worldwide, payment up front and Post Box addresses are the usual signs to look for.
If you’re not too sure about a job, then you’ve already answered the question yourself!!
Good Luck job hunting everyone,
DJ

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Comment by Helen Subscribed to comments via email
2011-07-07 23:47:29

Luckily I searched this Harry Business Solution and shocked to read so much bad news about this conman.
I almost wanted to pay him RM189 and now I am not going to part with my hard-earned money.

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Comment by chunlim Subscribed to comments via email
2011-07-14 11:58:04

The advertisement of Time-Mailing job appears again in The Star today. Almost fall for it but luckily was pulled out of the fire by my dad. By the way, I have a question. If it is indeed a scam, why is it still running after 3 years in operation (counting from the first comment posted here)? How come it is still consistently posted in newspaper?I wonder….

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Comment by chlew
2012-07-13 11:15:46

5 years now, sad case :(

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Comment by kanages
2011-07-25 17:40:24

hai,im kanages.can u mail me about the mailjob with full details.wait for your reply .thank you…

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2012-07-03 09:27:12

I just received an e-mail from Harry…..the payment has gone up to RM190. I too almost fell for this though asking for payment was a dead give away! Thanks for the feedback all about this scam. And yes something needs to be done to stop him.

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Comment by MJ Subscribed to comments via email
2012-08-07 21:20:12

Buddies, like you all I think it is not working but how come after 5 yrs it is still advertising in such a famous newspaper? So I think the job is ok but not everyone can handle it. I myself never wants to try this but there should be something right about this company. Let’s find it. Those who tried and won can help us.

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Comment by baljit kaur Subscribed to comments via email
2012-09-20 13:57:22

if it is a scan , then how is it that he has been running this business for 5 years?

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Comment by ashleyteh Subscribed to comments via email
2012-11-08 18:02:06

can i reconfirm regarding HBS? is it seriously a scam? i need to get more info on those who started the HBS job thingy.

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Comment by Sander
2012-11-20 10:26:20

I have been working with Harry Business Solution for quite some time already (few years). In the beginning, it’s quite difficult to accept the work nature but slowly in time, I started to understand and get comfortable with the way provided with guidance especially by Simon. Now, I have become a business associate to them thanks to their tips and guidance along the way which I never give up although sometimes find it hard to follow. I believe many of you here were not member of HBS while some of you may have given up in the beginning stage but no offense, nothing comes easy especially financial freedom. Perhaps, some of you maybe more suitable to work on real life job instead of home base opportunity especially with business involved if you all can’t take it. I have my own business in the past so I understand some business related decisions.

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Comment by Malar Subscribed to comments via email
2013-08-18 21:09:09

Hi, are you telling that you actually got paid for each envelopes you sent $1? If you got paid, how much did you earn weekly?

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Comment by mike choo Subscribed to comments via email
2012-11-24 17:03:25

Aiyoo…..!!!!!! another sucker…ME! Just received the CD, blue booklet and brouchers today. Dun understand what it’s trying to tell me. All crap! Not what it advertised. Found out about this blog only after payment made…Maybe someone can take the lead to arrange all to a gathering and see how to stop this guy. Anyone who is not sure or cannot decide to join harry’s con business can contact me here and I will be glad to pass all materials to you to decide for FREE!!!. NO need to pay rm190.00- 100% con job if you ask me.

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Comment by eiynna
2012-11-29 13:33:28

Hi mike choo,

I almost fall to the promises that they tried to give me.
Can I know when you made the payment and received all the items?
Did u contact them back regarding all the items??
I need to get feedback from you.
Just close want to pay them RM190.
Please…

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Comment by gane Subscribed to comments via email
2013-01-31 00:57:37

He is a SCAM..? almost be a victim.. I have put extra effort to google. this guy in SCAM-MARKET since 2004, how is he still survive. Registration from RM85-RM850 (between 2004-2013). How to put him down? Many ppl are looking for extra income nowadays, with high infaltion rates, many companies shutdown, no increment, no bonus, pay cut but some DEMONS like him sucking innocents blood for the sake of driving his BMW and leaving in big bungalow house. HOW TO STOP HIM.. WHERE TO REPORT..??? Are M’sian law is very poor in eliminating SCAM/FRAUD businesses?

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Comment by Terrence
2013-04-09 18:40:28

This is a SCAM. I got cheated of RM190.00 Complained to consumer association but no use…..police report no use……anyone out there can help?

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Comment by Usha Subscribed to comments via email
2013-04-20 16:15:34

Now their price has gone up to RM200.00 and their advertisement is still on The Star even now……

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Comment by Panimalar Subscribed to comments via email
2013-11-16 22:31:46

Pls do not buy this product. They only promise what we want to hear from them. They say stuffing catalogues RM1 for each envelope but later once you receive their package they will ask you to do a different thing which was not promised earlier. I have purchased in Oct 13′ but yet to get my refund of RM200. Their excuse that they have not received my return of their package when I had actually sent to them!

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