DHL Asking for SS# and IRS for 3299 for personal items
3 Eye Glasses and contact lenses were shipped from India worth less than $300 for personal use. I received call from DHL that they would like to have my SS# to get it released. I told them it is not possible, in fact i can go to the nearest DHL and show my Govt. Issued ID but no they did not budge and insisted in completing the form which has huge personal info to be given out and my SS# too. It is all so not worth it. I will never use DHL again. Their mail read like this.
You have two options to clear this:
Complete the 3299 and provide a passport copy (or other foreign ID) for free entry
Provide a valid US Social Security Number along with manufacturers' names and addresses. Duties, taxes and fees will be charged.
I am sorry, but these are the only two options.
Clearance Support FDA Group
DHL Express CVG Gateway
236 Wendell H. Ford Blvd
Erlanger, KY 41018
and my reply was:
WE ARE NOT INTERESTEDIN GIVING ALL THAT INFO, WE DONT THINK ITS WORTH IT
PLS RETURN THE PACKAGE WHERE IT CAME FROM
Monetary Loss: $200.