• Allan Fidge
    March 24, 2016
    Unknown
    Australia
    A person calling her self Chisty Jossey sends a message re purchase of goods on Gumtree says she will buy and will have an agent pick up goods and will pay the money in full including freight cost. Then she sends instruction for you to forward via western union the freight cost to some wing ding in China.
    You receive what looks like a pay pal notice of funds on hold for you to be released on pick up. But when you check with pay pal you find its not real and they are not holding any funds.
    The tip off is she and others claim to work for New Zealand oil and gas on an off shore rig. This is a long running scam search New Zealand oil and gas you will find much more and they do not have any staff off shore. You can find warnings on the NZOG site
  • Anonymous
    November 11, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Email Theresa Benson

    Hi
    I just ran into luck and discovered this thread
    Received the email yesterday-
    bentheresa1234 @ hotmail.com
    “Thanks a lot for the email. I am away at sea at the moment,i work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kapo project. We do not have access to phone at the moment,its 5days off and 25days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. Where is it located at the moment?

    I am buying it for my for my holiday and i want it delivered before my arrival.I won't be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work and i would have called but our calling is restricted.Regarding the payment,pls get back to me with your final asking price and your paypal details so i can process the payment,you can alternatively send your bsb and acct number if you have no paypal acct.I have also contacted my courier who will come for pick up after the whole fund has been cleared into your acct.

    Await your reply.”

    Thanks for this thread ....
  • Anonymous
    April 12, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    Same story about NZ Oil - sounded like a scam, thanks for confirming!
  • Anonymous
    April 15, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Linda Lasher ; llasher48391 @ gmail.com

    BEWARE ABOVE EMAIL THRU GUMTREE

    same scam
  • Anonymous
    November 26, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Scam Message I just received from edwardbrandonlee89 @ gmail.com in response to an ad I posted in Gumtree:

    Thanks a lot for the email. I work with Flagship Marine and we are presently offshore in New Zealand. We do not have access to phone at the moment, its 5days off and 25days on which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. Where are you located at the moment?

    I am buying it and I want it delivered before my arrival. I won't be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work and I would have called but phone usage and calling are very restricted. I have also contacted a courier agent who will meet you for pick-up and delivery after payment has been cleared. Regarding the payment, please get back to me with your final asking price, I can transfer money through secure online bank transfer, you can alternatively send your BSB and account number, payment can also go through PayPal, if you don't have, you can set up at www.paypal.com

    Kindly get back to me with the following questions below:
    Account number
    Account name
    BSB number.

    1) Are you the Owner?
    2) Pick up Location?
    3)what is The final Price
  • Anonymous
    August 7, 2019
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Theresa Benson

    I received the same story from "Theresa Benson" but using email Beautyjap @ hotmail.com. Wanted to pay extra into my PayPal account so I could pay her "courier" via Western Union.
  • Anonymous
    December 28, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    will it be dangerous if i have provided my bank details already?
  • Myra
    March 27, 2020
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Theresa Benson

    listed an ad on Gumtree to sell my couch, got an email (huntaywinflow @ outlook.com) from "Theresa" and a few emails later, got the "paypal" confirmation. they started to pressure me, so I did research and found this thread. thank you everyone from saving another person from getting scammed.
  • Beryl
    September 27, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Theresa Benson

    As per the above thread I was initially contacted by this person through Gumtree. Gave her my bsb/account no but the next email had me concerned - she wanted to send extra to cover courier. The extra was almost 3 times the cost of the item on sale. No sensible person would pay that. I have now blocked her and informed my bank
  • Anonymous
    January 12, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Theresa benson

    Just got done. I feel like such an idiot. I will report her to police. She is obviously still using the same story. Just wished I had of checked more thorougly.
  • Anonymous
    July 30, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Linda Lasher

    Here i thought i sold my couches in record time! I assume this is also a scam... email i received below.

    Thanks a lot for the email. I work with Flagship Marine and we are presently offshore in New Zealand. We do not have access to phone at the moment, its 5days off and 25days on which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. Where are you located at the moment?

    I am buying it and I want it delivered before my arrival. I won't be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work and I would have called but phone usage and calling are very restricted. I have also contacted a courier agent who will meet you for pick-up and delivery after payment has been cleared. Regarding the payment, please get back to me with your final asking price, I can transfer money through secure online bank transfer, you can alternatively send your BSB and account number, payment can also go through PayPal, if you don't have, you can set up at www.paypal.com

    Kindly get back to me with the following questions below:
    Account number
    Account name
    BSB number.

    1) Are you the Owner?
    2) Pick up Location?
    3)what is The final Price
  • Anonymous
    June 29, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Email from Theresa Benson

    User Teuny101 on Gumtree
    They use the email address Huntaywinflow @ outlook.com
    This is the email she sends

    "Thanks a lot for the email. I work with Flagship Marine and we are presently offshore in New Zealand. We do not have access to phone at the moment, its 5days off and 25days on which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. Where are you located at the moment?

    I am buying it and I want it delivered before my arrival. I won't be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work and I would have called but phone usage and calling are very restricted. I have also contacted a courier agent who will meet you for pick-up and delivery after payment has been cleared. Regarding the payment, please get back to me with your final asking price, I can transfer money through secure online bank transfer, you can alternatively send your BSB and account number, payment can also go through PayPal, if you don't have, you can set up at www.paypal.com

    Kindly get back to me with the following questions below:
    Account number
    Account name
    BSB number.

    1) Are you the Owner?
    2) Pick up Location?
    3)what is The final Price"

    Then they try to change the payment after issuing a fake PayPal receipt saying they have transferred funds to you - she even sent through a photograph of an Australian Passport in that name including passport number (? I wonder is it stolen or fake?)
  • Anonymous
    June 23, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Mark Ladd

    Same as everyone else on here. Got a message from "Mark Ladd <markladd505 @ gmail.com>" who asked for my email address after I posted an ad on Gumtree.

    --

    Thanks for the email. I work with Flagship Marine and we are presently offshore in New Zealand. We do not have access to phone at the moment, its 5days off and 25days on which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. Where are you located at the moment?

    I am buying it and I want it delivered before my arrival. I won't be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work and I would have called but phone usage and calling are very restricted. I have also contacted a courier agent who will meet you for pick-up and delivery after payment has been cleared. Regarding the payment, please get back to me with your final asking price, I can transfer money through secure online bank transfer, you can alternatively send your BSB and account number, payment can also go through PayPal, if you don't have, you can set up via www.PayPal.com.au

    Kindly get back to me with the following questions below:
    Account number
    Account name
    BSB number.

    1) Are you the Owner?
    2) Pick up Location?
    3) What is The final Price?

    Cheers
  • Anonymous
    April 18, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Scam email for Theresa Benson Via gumtree


    Thanks a lot for the email. I work with Flagship Marine and we are presently offshore in New Zealand. We do not have access to phone at the moment, its 5days off and 25days on which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. Where are you located at the moment?

    I am buying it and I want it delivered before my arrival. I won't be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work and I would have called but phone usage and calling are very restricted. I have also contacted a courier agent who will meet you for pick-up and delivery after payment has been cleared. Regarding the payment, please get back to me with your final asking price, I can transfer money through secure online bank transfer, you can alternatively send your BSB and account number, payment can also go through PayPal, if you don't have, you can set up at www.paypal.com

    Kindly get back to me with the following questions below:
    Account number
    Account name
    BSB number.

    1) Are you the Owner?
    2) Pick up Location?
    3)what is The final Price
  • Kate
    August 19, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Theresa Benson

    This is the same scam coming up again. I was selling a bed on Gumtree and received a response from Theresa Benson saying she worked offshore for NZ Oil and Gas, 25 on 5 off and wanted to buy the bed for her holiday home in Perth. Things did not look right to me and what she wanted us to do, googled her name and this site came up. So "Theresa Benson" is back and pulling the same scam. Beware. We backed out.
  • Anonymous
    August 4, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    This is what i received through gum tree, I put an add up for furniture i was selling.

    SCAM DONT TRUST HER...

    Thanks a lot for the email. I am away at sea at the moment,i work with New Zealand Oil and Gas (NZOG) and we are presently offshore in New Zealand Taranaki Basin on kapo project. We do not have access to phone at the moment,its 5days off and 25days on,which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. Where is it located at the moment?

    I am buying it for my for my holiday and i want it delivered before my arrival.I won't be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work and i would have called but our calling is restricted.Regarding the payment,pls get back to me with your final asking price and your paypal details so i can process the payment,you can alternatively send your bsb and acct number if you have no paypal acct.I have also contacted my courier who will come for pick up after the whole fund has been cleared into your acct.

    Await your reply.
  • Anonymous
    April 29, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Theresa Benson

    Same story as above about being on the oil rig in NZ.
    Thanks everyone for the heads up about her.
  • Anonymous
    November 20, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    This Theresa person has been around for a while. Hundreds of complaints. Can't understand why FP don't track her (or it could be a man) and stop her.
    Just remember if she can email you she can access her online banking.
    NZ oil rig worker. Crap. Probably sitting locally reading local paper ads. Hopefully karma will bring her down.
  • Anonymous
    September 22, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Mark Ladf

    Thankyou everyone for your posts. I was contacted (emailed) via Gumtree add by a "Mark Ladd" working offshore in NZ for "Flagship Marine" wanting to buy my goods and requesting BSB etc etc.. SCAM.
  • Anonymous
    August 18, 2020
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Gumtree message

    Thanks for everyone that contributed to this thread. I figured this was a scan so it was nice that I could check.

    I had a response to my Gumtree ad from Teresa Benson with email Huntaywinflow @ outlook.com. pasted below for your info.

    Thanks a lot for the email. I work with Flagship Marine and we are presently offshore in New Zealand. We do not have access to phone at the moment, its 5days off and 25days on which is why I contacted you with internet messaging facility. Where are you located at the moment?

    I am buying it and I want it delivered before my arrival. I won't be able to come for the inspection due to the nature of my work and I would have called but phone usage and calling are very restricted. I have also contacted a courier agent who will meet you for pick-up and delivery after payment has been cleared. Regarding the payment, please get back to me with your final asking price, I can transfer money through secure online bank transfer, you can alternatively send your BSB and account number, payment can also go through PayPal, if you don't have, you can set up at www.paypal.com

    Kindly get back to me with the following questions below:
    Account number
    Account name
    BSB number.

    1) Are you the Owner?
    2) Pick up Location?
    3)what is The final Price

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