• Anonymous
    June 27, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Linda lasher

    Replied as the above cases..thanks for the warnings
  • Anonymous
    June 21, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Email Theresa Benson

    Yes had the exact same experience today via Gumtree and thanks to this website I was able to confirm my suspicions.
  • Anonymous
    June 16, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Yep! Theresa Benson just tried it with me. There was another name that came into the inbox "Theresa & Voney101". So be aware that may be another name the scammer is going under. I did proceed with bsb details, but the next e-mail was requesting shipping costs etc (that was dodgy). So I STOPPED everything and the following e-mail appeared

    "Hello l have not heard from you since the payment has been made, am worried about this because by now you should have gotten the payment confirmation from PayPal so pls kindly reply back asap."

    I did NOT proceed any further regarding payments / credit cards and any further details. Next e-mail received was

    "Thanks so much for the help and you can set up an account with Transferwise at https://www.Transferwise.com/au

    you choose a recipient get PHP(PHILIPPINES Peso) and click on Get Started to continue

    you click on Bank account and click continue

    select Bank deposit in bank account and Enter an amount to send $1,150

    you enter the receiver bank account details and click next

    How would you like to pay you choose any of the option then continue?

    So I left it at that obviously not responding to the above e-mail, contacted my bank for advice.

    PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL.
  • Anonymous
    June 16, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Theresa Benson

    Gumtree scammer
    email used huntaywinflow @ outlook.com

    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
    June 14, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: FLEGEL BRANDON MICHAEL,

    ., 11 Jun. 2020, 11:00 am FLEGEL BRANDON MICHAEL, <flegelbra07 @ gmail.com> wrote:
    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
    June 12, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: llasher4839 @ gmail.com

    Received this message from 'Linda Lasher' after posting furniture on Gumtree, after first asking for me email address. Won't be giving her any further info. Thanks everyone!!

    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
    June 12, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: theresa benson

    Exact same message on gumtree. Strung her/him along for a bit and suggested they can buy the same at a much lower price new!
    then found this!
  • Anonymous
    June 11, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Linda Lasher ; llasher48391 @ gmail.com

    Still scamming with exact same email
  • Anonymous
    June 9, 2020
    Other
    Australia
    I got two message via Gumtree that arrived at the same time. One from Jessical and one from Yui101 (Theresa Benson) and that set off the alarms as both were only just after posting. One to get you interested and one to add a bit of pressure because someone else is looking, maybe.

    The email address for Theresa just didn't gel with the name, which set off another alarm. The story set off another alarm so I didn't hand over accounts but set up paypal while doing some checking.

    Googled her email address and found this site. Her message, below, was the same as some of the above. Not informing her of Paypal, or anything further.

    Still going to call Flagship to see if they know she is using their name

    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
  • Ann
    June 8, 2020
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: I recieved this after placing an add in Gumtree for furniture sale.

    Theresa Benson <Huntaywinflow @ outlook.com>

    Jun 7, 2020, 8:40 PM (9 hours ago)
    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
    June 7, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Received a message apparently “ away at sea”. katedvd000 @ gmail.com
  • Anonymous
    May 29, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: llasher04839 @ gmail.com

    Same email as above. Said she worked for Flagship Marine. Has anyone had fraud after giving details?
  • Anonymous
    May 26, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Theresa Benson

    same exact thing happened to me. I gave my BSB and Account Number already. Will anything happen or am I safe?
  • Ray
    May 24, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Theresa Benson

    I received this scam as well
  • Anonymous
    May 24, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Theresa Benson, Bridget Holt, Mellisa Woods, Ann Lauren,Kim, Rosemoe

    Same story as everyone else. Exactly the same email. Be careful, they are Cheaters, crooks.
  • Liz
    May 22, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    ha! I just got the same scam from Linda Lasher



    "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
    May 17, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    I have the same scam as well.

    The email user name: Theresa Benson The email address: Huntaywinflow @ outlook.com

    The gumtree account is Can101.
  • Anonymous
    May 17, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Theresa Bensen

    Hi
    I received the same speel as everyone above on Thursday after posting an add for bedside tables literally a minute later this scammer contacts me with the same away in New Zealand etc I felt like replying to him and saying you havnt asked me for my PIN number and tax file number you want that also ???!
    Beware.
  • I’m Not Dumb
    May 9, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Theresa Benson

    BEWARE! Yep, at it again. So suss, it’s 2020 and claims no phone access lol. See message 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
    From:
    Sent: Saturday, May 9, 2020 6:33 PM
    To: camposdee0 @ gmail.com <camposdee0 @ gmail.com>
  • Anonymous
    May 5, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Flegel Brandon Michael

    Same scam as everyone else has had with Theresa, obviously now under a new name of Flegel Brandon Michael. Gumtree seller name was Shawn Landy who asked for my email to communicate off Gumtree (more difficult to flag the conversation to Gumtree this way). Wanted to buy something that was $550, I send my address and a Paypal request, eventually tells me the courier is $1050, would I accept through paypal and transfer the courier money using Transferwise.com.au or steamwallet gift cards? At that point I replied it felt like this was money laundering, and ended the conversation. Then I goggled the company name (they're all living on the same offshore ship and can't communicate by phone or have access to their credit cards to pay the courier) and found this thread.
    Main thing that made me suspicious was that they kept hurrying my replies - they would email "I need a response?". I was busy working, so would check back 10 minutes later and find 2 emails hurrying me. Think this is their usual way of operating to stop people thinking things through properly.

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