Payment scam

Hi, would like to report a scammer. He titles himself as Barry Neetling. He sent his so called Driver to come fetch a laptop from us with a so called proof of payment and copy of his identity document. Becareful of this guy. Its 4 days later and we still have not received our money. The mobile number he used was 0833912941 to communicate with us. 

Report ID: 8034
Crime Category: Other
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Krugersdorp
Suburb: N/A
Address: N/A
Crime Date/Time: 27 Mar 2015, 00:03 AM
Reported By: Username8034
Reported Date: 30 Mar 2015, 16:03 PM
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  • ITperson 4 Feb 2016, 07:44 PM

    I posted an add for a PS3 on olx. Also got a message from Arnold Sharp saying he wants to buy it. Seemed to be quite adamant about making payment. Even offered to pay for courier services because I'm from another city. Sent him an SMS with banking details for an account I hardly ever use and told him will only dispatch the unit once the money has been clearer. Haven't received anything from him yet. Quite interesting that he still uses the same name and number. I wonder Howcome the police haven't ever done anything about it. People have been posting about him for over a year.

  • nadiaj 14 Dec 2015, 11:53 AM

    Hi, yes i have also been conned by Arnold Sharp, he bought a tablet from me, and also send us the Nedbank sms that he had paid the R 2500.

  • JohnHopkins 18 Nov 2015, 05:14 PM

    He goes by the name of Arnold Sharp now, still using the fake Nedbank internet payment sms.

  • George14 20 Aug 2015, 07:07 PM

    Evening just posted a Golf Cart for Sale in Centurion area and he phoned me straight away.The first thing he said that I must send our banking details.I can hear he is not a Barry Neetling. I told him to meet us tomorrow at our offices and we are a Forensic Investigation Company.Have not heard anything back from him.He is a Fraudster people must watch out.

  • Amanda23 3 Aug 2015, 08:15 PM

    He has just called me regarding an OLX ad I just placed. Says he is from Bedfordview. Used the name Barry Neetling. This is the email he sent "Is the piano still for sale?Please contact me on 0833912941.Barry'"

  • DeeVee 28 Jul 2015, 09:27 AM

    He (Barry Neetling) tried to catch us out the same way yesterday. We received an e-mail from him within seconds of placing an OLX ad. We called him on the number given (0833912941) but his number went to voicemail. It wasn't very long before he called us back however. He sounded very legitimate on the phone so we arranged for payment and a meeting place. However, something made me suspicious of him since he wanted other items we listed all of a sudden, so I did an internet search and came across this thread. He called us again last night and we told him the deal was off then at 9pm we received a fake nedbank internet payment sms. This morning he called us again wanting us to pay his "money" back so I told him I know he is a fraudster and he accused ME of trying to steal from him. I just put the phone down. What I don't understand is how he can keep doing this without getting caught!!!! How many more people is he going to be allowed to do in like this??? I asked him if he is a Nigerian and he said no (he claimed to be a legitimate Zulu man from South Africa).

  • Riaan8 24 Jul 2015, 11:31 AM

    I have been caught like this last night. This guy seemingly works fast. There should be an easier way to make more people aware of this guy. I did not even had time to check up on his info last night. He told me its his wifes details. Lost a R3700 device.

  • Kevin24 30 Jun 2015, 07:24 PM

    Hi There, just received a call from Barry Neetling on 0833912941 about an item I posted on OLX & Gumtree, he called me withing minutes of posting it. Thank you for reporting this online otherwise I would have been scammed as well.

  • melanie5 17 May 2015, 02:12 AM

    Barry Neetling is a nigerian scam artist on olx who uses the excuse of buying goods for a family members birthday and acts quickly he presents you with an sms on a 0800 number faking payment from Nedbank with a reference number he also provides you with a forged print out. He claims to send his driver but it is in fact him and you never receive payment.

  • Carla 6 May 2015, 04:42 PM

    Dear Report ID: 8034. The same just happened to me this weekend. Same person some process exactly. Except this time Barry Neetling used the number 076 4939791. I sod a set of drums and even though I didn't want to give it to him until the funds had cleared he gave me a lovely story about his church having a conference this weekend and that was why he needed the drums before Sunday morning. Silly for me for believing the story. I will go and open a case, I know not much will happen but maybe one day if we all open cases against him then it will all add up when he is caught.

  • dimakatso moletsane 31 Mar 2015, 07:25 AM

    I have been entering omo competition from 2013 and last month I received an SMS saving I have been selected to spin the wheel on omo tv show so yesterday I received an SMS saving I won one hundred n nenity five thousands so I am claiming my price.pls give me a call on 0743271787

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