• 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.
  • 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
    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
  • Gumtree seller for years
    August 27, 2019
    Service
    Australia
    Caller: theresa benson

    stupid mole is still trying to scam hard working people with her BS! Reply politely and tell IT to Fcuk off!
  • Anonymous
    August 25, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Got the same message as well. Thought that something was so checked the WEB and found this site, Confirmed all my suspicions so ceased correspondence
  • Elaine
    August 20, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Theresa

    No phone call but , Just got a message from a Theresa benson about a lounge suite we have for sale .. thought not ringing her but reply by email was weird so thank god I googled the email address she gave which bought me to this page .. she sent an email wanting pay pal info or bsb and bank info mmmm .. my reply message was ...f*ck OFF IDIOTS .. no reply as of yet .. thanks to this page and those who posted
  • Anonymous
    August 18, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Theresa

    Same email scam happened to me this afternoon via gumtree furniture ad. Email address: Beautyja9 @ hotmail.com
    Almost got me!
  • Anonymous
    August 17, 2019
    Unknown
    Canada
    Caller: Theresa

    In response to an ad on Gumtree...

    Is the furniture items still available for sale? Kindly reply to beautyja9 @ hotmail.com. Plz no txt.

    I love forums like this. People sharing intel to at least minimise the damage that scum like this do. Just wish the cops could be more effective with this type of scam.
  • Anonymous
    August 16, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Theresa Benson

    Same story as everyone else, after posting a furniture ad on gumtree.
    All replies were immediate so I was suspicious. Lesson learnt about internet safety.
  • Deb
    August 7, 2019
    Service
    Australia
    Caller: Theresa Benson

    Nearly got me on Gumtree!!
  • 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
    July 30, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    scammer has another email: beautyja9 @ hotmail.com. Same text and approach. Must be working for her / him / them.
  • Anonymous
    July 23, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Theresa Benson

    I just received the exact same message as others above. It arrived only a few minutes after me posting the ad. This made me suspicious straight away, and also, how does someone working offshore at NZOG manage to see and respond to a furniture add in the middle of the day within 10 mins of me posting? Obviously a scam, and thanks to all who posted here.

    From: Theresa Benson <Beautyja9 @ hotmail.com>
    (also another email address was used - <bensontheresa75 @ googlemail.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."
  • Anonymous
    July 14, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Email Theresa Benson

    Same story, I've been contacted by Theresa who wanted to purchase my lounge suite. I was asked to transfer money for pick up via Westernunion.
    I got Paypal invoice too and exactly same email.
    DO NOT TRANSFER ANY THING UNTILL YOU GET PAID

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