I have little experience with the law, so I wanted to ask about my situation before I take any action.
A cousin asked me to purchase an item on Amazon and send it to them internationally via UPS (I live in the US, they live in Jordan). They wired the money for the item upfront, and I just received it today. Before I purchase the item, I want to make sure this is legal. The item should require payment at customs on the receiving end (approximate value $300). I am worried specifically about two things:
This particular family member has been in trouble with the law, specifically white collar fraud. I am worried about the source of the money I just received. Presumably his issues with the law have been resolved, but he could be lying about that.
Would sending the item via UPS in any way violate customs law? Is this person using me to circumvent paying customs for the item?
I might be too paranoid about this, but I want to be on the safe side before I do anything.