• Anonymous
    June 8, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Lady called Linda lasher

    Same story as all the other people. Definitely a scam.
  • Joffa
    May 29, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Linda Lasher

    Scam Scam Scam they send a text relating to gum tree ads

    "Thanks for the swift response and do as well advise on the least amount you will like to give it away as i am buying this for my holiday home and due to the nature of my job and location...i will not be able to come for inspection, am a very busy type as i work long hours every day, i have gone through your advertisement and i am satisfied with it.
    I have a private courier agent that will come for the pick up after the payment has been made...
    Regarding the payment, I will be paying you through PayPal. Please get back to me with your PayPal details so i can process the payment, OR you can alternatively send your bsb and account number if you have no PayPal account.

    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
    "
  • Joffa
    May 28, 2021
    SMS
    Australia
    Caller: Linda Lasher,Fredericks, DavidKate

    Yep Linda Lasher contacted me today re some gum tree ads, also received one from Fredericks and a third one from a DavidKate. Common theme "no text thanks" Scamming Pr^%*(ks
  • Felicity
    May 7, 2021
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Linda Lasher

    Same scam received on Gumtree saying they are NZ offshore company
  • Mariam
    April 30, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Scam scam scam
  • Moon
    April 23, 2021
    Other
    Australia
    Caller: Linda Lasher

    She wanted to buy a bedframe. Same story, unfortunately I gave my details, what can happen?
  • John Debono
    April 23, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Linda Lasher

    I just received this email from "Linda Lasher" within an hour of submitting my ad on GUMTREE. Thank you so much guys for the heads up.

    Linda Lasher <lindalasher91 @ gmail.com>
    Thu, Apr 22, 10:32 PM (7 hours ago)
    to me

    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
    April 19, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    I also got a quick response to a bed on sale on gumtree. Same email about working for flagship marine. I stupidly enough gave them my bank details but have not proceeded with anything else.

    Feel so stupid and really angry about it. Don’t get scammed. Have tried to contact gumtree to let them know but can’t get on to them.
  • Anonymous
    April 18, 2021
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Linda Lasher via Gumtree listing i have for sale

    As per previous messages regarding GumTree Listing... Bloody glad I googled her name before replying to this email below....
    EMAIL RECEIVED TODAY.
    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
    April 14, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: linda lasher

    scam is still going, all of what I have read here is exactly what I encountered this afternoon via gumtree.
    The username on gumtree is JAYBEE,
    What an A@#$HOLE
  • Anonymous
    April 12, 2021
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Aidan Harvey <aidanharvey002 @ gmail.com>

    Similar Scam from a gumtree Ad:

    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
    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

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