Do packages get opened at the border from Canada to US and do they charge a $2950 wire transfer fee they say is refundable.

closed as off-topic by Henning Makholm, user 56513, Traveller, JonathanReez Mar 2 at 16:59

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    This does not appear to be a question about travel. – Henning Makholm Mar 2 at 15:57
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    Hopefully you understand there isn't much information in your post (could you attach whatever you have been told, and what is ems?) But it does sound possible this is a scam - are you expecting anything? I'd recommend being careful, thinking very hard and verifying everything independently (Don't phone a number of the letter, Google for one) before sending any money. – skifans Mar 2 at 16:02
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    EMS is Express Mail Service. Who is proposing to open their packages at the border, and who is proposing to charge a fee? In the case of DHL the package would be checked and sealed before leaving its warehouse. – Weather Vane Mar 2 at 16:52
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    Sounds like a scam. Sometimes a customs office will check packages and demand tariffs on valuable imports or gifts, but then they won't specify a payment method and they won't promise to give the money back. So this is not legit. If you transfer the money, you won't see it again. – o.m. Mar 2 at 16:53