• 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
    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
    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
    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.
  • 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
  • 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 7, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Theresa benson

    Same again for me.
  • Anonymous
    October 13, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Theresa Benson, Bernard Eather

    She said works forNZ oil, can’t come for inspection ,wants it for her holiday,send PayPal details or bsb and account no. Courier organised.
    He said he works long hour ,he’s a busy type ,can’t come for inspection,pay via fastest and secure way pay pal has private courier. They both only wanted to deal thru email
  • Anonymous
    November 19, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Also there is another person called Rose James the same as Theresa Bensons email please be aware of these scam .
  • Anonymous
    November 15, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Theresa Benson

    It's a scam she wants you to pay first as PayPal is holding funds then will release after you have paid ect
  • Anonymous
    November 14, 2019
    Telemarketer
    Australia
    Same for me. Posted an ad for bed sale. Same exact email, from Theresa Benson.
  • Anonymous
    November 5, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Same happen. Spells SCAM..
  • Zena
    November 3, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Theresa benson

    Hey guys, I just received the same messages you did on gumtree and I’m worried because I sent my mothers account details. What should I do?
  • Anonymous
    October 29, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: theresa benson

    same scam for sofa on gumtree
  • Anonymous
    October 28, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    they are still doing this scam
  • Anonymous
    October 27, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Same for us via Gumtree, gave her the bank account details, then she started on about Western Union...
  • Anonymous
    October 22, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Edward Brandon Lee

    Same scam as the others, Away in N.Z really wanted the bed delivered for when he got home. Where was I, B.S.B details or Pay Pal or secure online bank transfer. Even gave the link to set up a Pay Pal account. Sounds too good to be true!! . Did not answer his email as it smelt BAD. As the others have said quick off the mart after posting the ad on Gumtree.
    Nearly identical email as Theresa Benson.
    I will be notifying Gum Tree .

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