OLX Fraud Barry Smith

This is how he started on email:
Barry Smith: I am interested in buying this for my cousin as a surprise for him only if you can assure me that everything is in order. I am a petroleum engineer currently on a rig offshore I really want this to be a surprise for my cousin so I won't let him know anything about this until it gets delivered to him, I am sure he will be more than happy with it. It will be secured paying via Skrill as I'm on a rig offshore. So let me know if you have an account with Skrill so I can make the payment asap. Please Note: a pickup agent will come for the pickup as soon as I have made the payment.

Barry Smith: Skrill is a secured mode of payment which they protect every transaction done by them and it takes few minutes to register a free individual account with them just go through this link https://account.skrill.com/ signup/page1?locale=en and have it set up. Once payment is made to your Skrill account, money gets into the bank account that you have linked to your Skrill account.

Barry Smith: Thanks for the email but I need to inform you about this, I got a message from the pickup agent, am most sure I include that in my previous emails, he said he wouldn't be able to come for the pickup unless I pay him the agent commission fee via shop-rite first in order to be able to schedule a pickup time, I would have loved to pay him directly via shop-rite but there is no way I can pay online! So I have to ask you to help me with the pickup fees, I will include the R1,450 he has charged me to pick up the item with a (1st class treatment), to the payment I will be sending to your Skrill account, so after I have made the payment I will need you to help me send the R1,450 to the pickup agent through Shop-rite. I will send total payment of R9,500 into your Skrill account, which means R8,000 for the Item while R1,450 for the Pick-Up fee and the remaining R50 will be for the Shop-rite charges for sending the fund to the agent is that clear to you? I will make the payment as soon as you agree to help me with this. Kind Regards. My cousin stays in Paul Roux, and I have already made all arrangement with the pickup agent as he also needs to pick more items on his way to my cousin. So can I make the payment now? Please watch out for this guy. He uses barry4smith02@gmail.com address

Report ID: 27903
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Vereeniging
Suburb: Meyerton
Address: Meyerton
Crime Date/Time: 27 May 2018, 15:05 PM
Reported By: Laroeschka
Reported Date: 28 May 2018, 15:05 PM
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  • StopTheScamming 9 Jun 2018, 06:37 PM

    This guy has tried to scam me, too - TWICE! He used another name on a separate occasion (Johan Botha) but his story was exactly the same. Absolutely ridiculous.

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