• Anonymous
    November 19, 2020
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Mark Ladd

    Same deal as all of the others - they're still at it months later :(
    This is what I received:

    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

    So grateful for ReverseAustralia.com and all of us on it!!! :-)
  • Anonymous
    November 2, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Emailed by Mark ladd 1 hr ago. sh*t its the same as all these. How do I block him
  • Anonymous
    October 21, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Thanks for this. I was in the process of replying to the email when I did a search and found this site.
    I received exactly the same email from Theresa Benson.
    Crisafullilopecal @ outlook.com
    Thanks for the heads up.
  • Brett
    October 15, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Theresa Benson

    I have just been scammed via the same process. I am frustrated, annoyed and now committed to making them suffer. If anyone has any clue about any associate or family member please let me know. I have lodged a report with Cyber.gov.au. I encourage everyone to do the same so we can put this scum bag n jail.
  • Anonymous
    October 14, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    I have just been scammed by the same person with the same story through gumtree. She uses legitimate PayPal emails and details. If anyone knows her real name or whereabouts please share it. I am making it a life project to find her and make her pay back every cent of her scam + interest. She also uses a fake passport photo to legitimise her scam. She claims she lost her family in an accident. She is a lying, heartless, miserable, soulless human being and if you see her name report her to the cyber crime site on the internet.
  • Teresa
    September 22, 2020
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Mark Ladd (emailed me)

    Yep just got a "Mark Ladd" email interested in my Gumtree listing and working offshore for "Flagship Marine". Also near identical to those already posted and asking for bank account details etc... Thankyou for posting about this scam people 🙏. So horrible 😟
  • Tessa
    September 9, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: katedvd000 @ gmail.com

    I have had an almost identical email to what has been posted here from a Kate David. katedvd000 @ gmail.com
    Thanks a lot for the email. I am away at sea at the moment,due to the nature of my work. We do not have access to the phone at the moment, its 5 days off and 25 days on,which is why I contacted you with an internet messaging facility. Where is it located at the moment?

    I am buying it 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 easily log on to www.paypal.com and register an account with them if you don't have,or 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.

    Definitely a scam.
  • Anonymous
    August 21, 2020
    Other
    Australia
    I wish I could send an electrical charge down the email line to them!!! :)

    This was an email through Gumtree, which arrived almost within seconds of posting....ALARM BELLS went off!!!!
  • Anonymous
    August 19, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Wow, thank you everyone for your comments about "Theresa Benson", it was very helpful. I just received the same email.
  • Anonymous
    August 17, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    This scam is still continuing on Gumtree. See below similar 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
    August 15, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Linda Lasher

    Yep, same thing. Received same email as above. Caught onto it pretty quickly and reported her through 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
    August 14, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: same scam

    Theresa Benson <Huntaywinflow @ outlook.com>
    5:17 PM (12 minutes 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
    August 13, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    I’m so shocked I’m reading everyone’s comments and she sent me the exact same message about my ad on gumtree I asked her to prove if she was real and she sent me her “passport”
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  • Anonymous
    August 12, 2020
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Theresa Benson

    I also had the same exact message through Gumtree. From <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
    August 9, 2020
    Other
    Australia
    Caller: Mark ladd and Max Bright

    Max bright sent “ Thanks for getting back to me. what is the present condition because am buying it for my son, due to the nature of my work in Oil and Gas and we are presently offshore phone calls making and visiting of websites are restricted but i squeezed out time to check this advert and sent you a message regarding it. i also have a mover that will come for the pick up once the payment has been completed. I will be making the payment through paypal but if you do not have a paypal account yet, you can set up a paypal account at www.paypal.com.au.send me your paypal email address.the asking price. the pickup location” and when I asked if he was Mark Ladd, he said yes, then 20 emails later said he was colleagues with Mark Ladd, and afyer I transferred money ($550 😭) for courier servicing as he sent me a fake PayPal invoice with instructions saying that $1050 has been transferred to my PayPal and can only be in my account once I’ve paid his courier for to Mark Ladd through Skrill, Mark told me to cancel Skrill and pay through Sweat cash 950 coins. Max told me to pay $1000 for courier service also sending a fake PayPal invoice which I just realised is fake and I just realised I got scam and my family realised this Hours before me to sell my couch, Max is trying to tell me that I have my money to a difference person and to send him $1000 for courier service or the fake $1450 he has on his fake PayPal invoice for hold, will not reach my account. I honestly don’t believe I got scammed. None of them ever gave out their phone numbers and I asked numerous times and they always said phones aren’t allowed offshore, and Mark contacted me 7 mins after ad was posted and I too thought record timing. Mark contacted me via email and wrote “ Thanks 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 via www.PayPal.com.au

    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?

    Cheers”

    I am frantically trying to Contact my bank and get the $550 back. I am so stupid and believed him and both of them would pester me if I didn’t reply like,‘I sent my money’, don’t you dare try and scam me... how ironic 🙄 , and hey mate... where are you... I’m waiting. I’m so stupid and how dare they scam innocent people out of their money. PLEASE BE CAREFUL and stay alert and aware.
    Mark told me he wanted the couch delivered to Perth and the county I had to send the Skrill money for was the Phillipines. It was a red flag and because someone got back to me and he kept hounding me I ignored my instincts and got scammed, but thank god I didn’t give him the $1000 he asked.
  • Anonymous
    July 31, 2020
    Other
    Australia
    Another attempt to scam using the same MO from a Linda Lasher. Received the following e-mail in response to my ad on 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
    July 27, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Thank you for info
  • Anonymous
    July 14, 2020
    Other
    Australia
    Caller: Linda Lasher

    This person contacted me by email using the same spiel about working for a company in new zealand. Exactly the same wording. I told her I had other interested buyers but in reality I picked it as a scam.
  • Anonymous
    July 14, 2020
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Linda Lasher aka Kaye Menguia (Gumtree)

    Linda seems to masquerade as various people according to the below threads. It's a total scam so avoid like the plague. She/he contacts you via Gumtree asking you to send her your email address. She then emails you saying she's either working offshore NZ (Oil and Gas or boat delivery) and has limited access to phone. She wants the item to be picked up and delivered before she gets home. From Googling her there are a number of scam complaints. Also goes by the name of Kaye Menguia. The wording of her emails are an exact copy of some of them on this thread.
  • Anonymous
    July 12, 2020
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Mark Ladd

    Same deal as above. Identical. Will just delete. Thank goodness for this forum. 🤩

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