• 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
    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
    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
    December 10, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Theresa Benson

    Also received this message, originally from a Gumtree ad

    email address: smiths2892 @ outlook.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
    December 10, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Geoff Facer // Theresa Benson

    I was selling a piece of furniture on Gumtree and received an email from Geoff Facer and one from Theresa Benson. Both sounded similar, far too detailed and immediately raised alarm bells. Beware!

    Email from Geoff:
    "I'm very happy to read back from you. I'm currently at my son's place here in Exmouth-WA for his wedding ceremony coming soon. also I will not be able to meet you for inspection and collection because I will be here spending my leave with the new family till February 2020, but I have a personal representative agent that will meet you for collection after payment has been made.

    I cannot take calls or make one due to my ear barotrauma from my last air flight, I barely hear clear and my email is the best channel for me to communicate. I want the agent to deliver it to my new house in Exmouth-WA before my arrival. I am ready to make the payment so get back to me with the details below :

    Account number. BSB. Name. Final price: Are you the Owner? Pick up Location? send me your paypal email

    That is all I need in order to make the payment through a secure online bank transfer from my bank to yours. I will transfer the money to your account and my personal representative courier agent will meet you for the collection and deliver it to my new house in Exmouth-WA after you confirmed the payment.

    Please consider my payment method because I cannot travel around with cash, risky and I cannot visit you due to the distance. Best Regards."
  • Anna
    December 5, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    Please note I received the same email/story from Theresa Benson..thank you now I know its a scam.
  • 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?

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