• 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
    January 24, 2021
    Other
    Australia
    Caller: Jemmah Jones

    Thanks for the confirmation, something didn't feel right and I'm so glad I checked. I received the exact email from a Jemmah Jones, same BS about working offshore and courier pick
    up SCAMMER!
  • Anonymous
    January 11, 2021
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Linda Lasher

    She is still at it! Wanted to buy furniture within 5 mins of it going on Gumtree. Same story about working for flagship Marine (Who have never heard of her...). Was suspicious straight away with convoluted story...BEWARE!
  • Anonymous
    August 11, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Caller: Mark ladd and Max Bright

    Update.... I am the anonymous writer who wrote a comment about being scammed by mark Ladd and max bright. I am very grateful and god has been good to me, they sent the wrong account number so the funds $550 did not go through. I’m playing with them a bit as they give random accounts to send money to and promising to buy the couch, but I called to thanks skrill and the scammers did not receive a cent. I love you God. Everyone please be careful.
    Signs to look out for:
    - They only want email contact and will never give out phone number or don’t want to meet on Skype or zoom.
    - very demanding: Always asking have you Sent the money?
    - in the PayPal invoice they sent you, there’s spelling errors and both the men sent me PayPal Invoices through Their email. It never came from PayPal but was always sent from mark Ladd and max bright.
    - after you sent them money, they make up an excuse and tell you to send more money. The scammers told me, if you aren’t willing to pay more money for the courier archive, you won’t get the money that’s on hold by PayPal and we won’t collect your lounge.
    Remember everyone; money in account first- then sell your Couch and arrange for the buyer to have their own courier/ freight fees. We work hard And earnestly for our money , unlike scammers that sit around preying on people on sites like gumtree and make their earning sitting in their seats and typing away sending emails.
  • Anonymous
    November 14, 2019
    Telemarketer
    Australia
    Same for me. Posted an ad for bed sale. Same exact email, from Theresa Benson.
  • 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
    April 6, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Linda Lasher

    i just received an email from a Linda Lasher thru gumtree in regards to my add saying she works with Flagship Marine in NZ
  • Alan
    April 4, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: UJU or Linda Lasher

    that person changed into UJU - any one ask to contact by email only for a gumtree sale is a scam, more likely.
  • cnenfy
    April 4, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    It is even still active nowadays. that guy (I guess, linda is a fake name) avoid phone contact.
  • Trevor
    March 20, 2021
    Other
    Australia
    Caller: No call, contact through Gumtree then via email

    Hi all.

    When checking on Flagship Marine I fortunately came upon this site. I got a response, through Gumtree for a sofabed that I was selling, with a request for my email address and then from llasher6955 @ gmail.com the following email:

    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
    March 10, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Thanks for the payment details and am happy to proceed with the
    payment, however i just got a confirmation mail from the shipping
    agent now that i will need to pay for the freighting fees before they
    can schedule pre-shipping/ pickup date,they charged $1,050 for the
    pick up and delivery, but the problem is they only accept Tranferwise
    money transfer as a form of payment which is sent to their HQ.

    I need a Credit or Debit card to personally take care of that but I didn't
    bring it along as I am currently on duty and had thought there would
    be no need for bringing it along.

    As you are well aware of, due to the nature of my work am away and do
    not have access to Tranferwise, most Store have
    transferwise section and you can also send it online at www.transferwise.com.au
    will it be ok with you if I add the $1,050 to the
    amount I am transferring? and you can help me make the transferwise
    transfer of the freighting fees through transferwise money transfer?
    You are not obliged to help me, but i will indeed appreciate
    your help as I am a little incapacitated here

    Linda Llshar
  • Anonymous
    March 4, 2021
    Other
    Australia
    I too received mail from linda
    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.
  • Anonymous
    March 3, 2021
    Other
    Japan
    Caller: Linda Lasher llasher4839 @ gmail.com

    My daughter (first time Gumtree user) posted selling two beds on my behalf and very soon after we got a message from "Linda" via Gumtree asking us to email her.
    This was the first email..
    "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"

    We replied as at first we thought it could be genuine so continued the emailing. This is the rest of the emailing (just blanking out some personal details). By the end we were getting asked about using 'tranferwise' on their behalf, which got me digging deeper and discovering the SCAM before it was too late..

    "First questions first, did you want one of the bedside sets or both?
    I have 2 for sale and have 1 price if sold as one set or a discounted price if sold as both sets together.
    I am selling on behalf of my mother to help her out.
    The pickup location is in xxx.
    Kind regards, xxx"

    "On Tue, 2 Mar 2021, 8:46 pm Linda Lasher, <llasher4839 @ gmail.com> wrote:
    Kindly get back with your payment details for the payment and your final price

    On Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 4:33 AM Linda Lasher <llasher4839 @ gmail.com> wrote:
    Thanks for your reply. I want both, what's your final price ?"

    "Hi, for both beds it's already had $70 discounted. I can't really go much lower than $980, maybe $960 as the final price.
    Will you be ok with that?"

    "Yes, that's fine. kindly get back with your payment details for the payment"

    "Payment details are;
    Name: xxxxxx
    BSB: xxxx
    Acc. No. xxxx
    Once it's cleared, how would you like pickup to be organised?"

    "On Tue, 2 Mar 2021, 9:23 pm Linda Lasher, <llasher4839 @ gmail.com> wrote:
    Thanks for the payment details and am happy to proceed with the
    payment, however i just got a confirmation mail from the shipping
    agent now that i will need to pay for the freighting fees before they
    can schedule pre-shipping/ pickup date,they charged $1,050 for the
    pick up and delivery, but the problem is they only accept Tranferwise
    money transfer as a form of payment which is sent to their HQ.

    I need a Credit or Debit card to personally take care of that but I didn't
    bring it along as I am currently on duty and had thought there would
    be no need for bringing it along.

    As you are well aware of, due to the nature of my work am away and do
    not have access to Tranferwise, most Store have
    transferwise section and you can also send it online at www.transferwise.com.au
    will it be ok with you if I add the $1,050 to the
    amount I am transferring? and you can help me make the transferwise
    transfer of the freighting fees through transferwise money transfer?
    You are not obliged to help me, but i will indeed appreciate
    your help as I am a little incapacitated here"

    "I have no idea what transferwise is..?"

    "On Tue, 2 Mar 2021, 9:36 pm Linda Lasher, <llasher4839 @ gmail.com> wrote:
    I will give you the setup and add the charges to transfer money via transferwise.com.au. I have some other items that the courier agent will help me to pick up to my new home. That's why I was charged $1,050. thanks for your understanding i will make the payment and get back to you now with the payment"

    "I haven't agreed to anything just yet. I am not familiar with this transferwise and I'm not willing to do anything with this until I have researched it.
    Thank you for understanding."

    "On Tue, 2 Mar 2021, 9:46 pm Linda Lasher, <llasher4839 @ gmail.com> wrote:
    Ok, no problem. check it and get back to me so that i can make payment now , is not difficult"

    "Sorry as it is getting late here, I need to get some sleep, can I get back to you tomorrow after I've had a look at transfer wise?
    When are you getting back on shore? Perhaps I can put the beds on hold for you until you're back onshore, just a thought."

    This was the last email and they didn't reply to it. I am not surprised since we said we'd be 'doing some research'!
    WATCH OUT FOR THESE SCAMMERS PEOPLE!!! There are too many out there..
    And a Big Thank You to everyone that has posted here warning about these scammers.
    This is what confirmed my alarm bells that started the more we emailed with this person.
    Much Gratitude To All Here!!! :)
  • Anonymous
    March 1, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: : Linda Lasher ;

    scammer
  • Charlie
    February 28, 2021
    Other
    Australia
    Caller: Gumtree new user (Feb 2021)

    Linda Lasher on Gumtree (email = llasher4839 @ gmail.com) IS A SCAMMER probably Chinese -- see 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
  • Australia
    February 19, 2021
    Other
    Czech Republic
    Caller: llasher4839 @ gmail.com or Buyer-3hcrrqw847jd9 @ users.gumtree.com.au>

    yes i tried selling on Gumtree, instant reply from this person

    Thanks for the payment details and am happy to proceed with the
    payment, however i just got a confirmation mail from the shipping
    agent now that i will need to pay for the freighting fees before they
    can schedule pre-shipping/ pickup date,they charged $1,050 for the
    pick up and delivery, but the problem is they only accept Tranferwise
    money transfer as a form of payment which is sent to their HQ.

    I need a Credit or Debit card to personally take care of that but I didn't
    bring it along as I am currently on duty and had thought there would
    be no need for bringing it along.

    As you are well aware of, due to the nature of my work am away and do
    not have access to Tranferwise, most Store have
    transferwise section and you can also send it online
    will it be ok with you if I add the $1,050 to the
    amount I am transferring? and you can help me make the transferwise
    transfer of the freighting fees through transferwise money transfer?
    You are not obliged to help me, but i will indeed appreciate
    your help as I am a little incapacitated here



    Scam do not trust
  • Anonymous
    February 14, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Jemmah Jones

    Emailed me within 20 minutes of posting on Gumtree. Exactly the same “Flagship Marine” email as mentioned above.
    I’ve reported her/him and hope everyone else has!
  • Anonymous
    February 11, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Got the same message. Obvious scfam

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