• 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
    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.
  • 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
    June 13, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Hi

    She is currently trying to scam me. I feel like such an idiot. I am glad that I didn't fall totally for this person.
  • Anonymous
    May 30, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Theresa Benson <benthersacool1234 @ hotmail.com>

    I copped the same story with the same spelling mistakes LOL

    They could at least be more creative
  • Anonymous
    May 24, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Theresa Benson

    I posted furniture on gum tree decided the response sounded to easy so Googled name thanks everyone for posting this scam
    This is the message I received


    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.
  • Sant
    May 22, 2019
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Theresa Benese

    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.

    HORSE sh*t - Got it yesterday
  • Anonymous
    May 18, 2019
    Other
    Australia
    Caller: Email Theresa Benson

    Tried same scam on me via Gumtree.
    Working offshore for NZ Oil and Gas.. She will transfer funds including shipping fees but i need to transfer shipping fees to her shipping agent in China via Western Union before funds for furniture are released to me via PayPal.
    Beware she is a scammer using fake PayPal emails!
  • Anonymous
    May 14, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Theresa Benson

    same scam- get an SMS to only click the email address; wanting to buy all the furniture i had on Gumtree- they are aware but what can they do. It's a scam by arsholes.
  • Tanina
    May 11, 2019
    Scam call
    Australia
    Email from Benson Theresa, coincidently also a call of silence from ‭0439 588 830‬. Then a little later an email......
    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.

    MY REPLY......
    Sent: 10 May 2019 16:54
    To: bennytheew721 @ outlook.com
    Subject: Furniture items

    Hi Theresa,
    Are you referring to the Sofa Bed for $2200, I require COD ONLY. And for you, my special price is $3000! So why don’t you stay out at sea!
  • Anonymous
    May 9, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Teresa Benson

    I just got the same message for items I have for sale on gumtree. I thought it was a bit odd she wanted to buy all the furniture I had for sale. Googled her name and came up with this site.
  • Anonymous
    May 2, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    omg i posted something online and that's exactly what she wrote to me. scam.
  • 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
    April 10, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: thebennycut1234 @ hotmail.com

    Just got an email yesterday from Theresa Benson on Gumtree using exactly the same message. Sounded strange, luckily I did a quick google search! Will report to Gumtree for what it's worth.

    Thanks everyone!
  • Anonymous
    April 7, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Theresa benson

    Same again for me.
  • Anonymous
    March 4, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Just been dealing with the same email exactly the same story. Do not trust this person!!
  • Anonymous
    February 19, 2019
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Theresa from gumtree

    “Theresa” texted me almost immediately after I posted a furniture ad on gumtree. The text said “ Is the Furniture items on Gumtree still available for sale? kindly reply to (bentheresa1234 @ hotmail.com) plz no text.” I’ve had someone use text msg to try scam coming from gumtree before so my initial reply was “reply via gumtree ad”. Then I got suspicious and googled her email which led me to the thread here. No communication was ever sent through gumtree and the phone number automatically shows as “Theresa” with no access to the number the text message is sent from. Idiots.

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