Fraudulent Payment vehicle purchase

We got a call from a Daniel Johnson from a number 021 825 3102 which seemed all legit as it is a land line number. He also made calls from a 0721911922. He sent us an order number for a Kia K2700 Workhorse. Our saleslady phoned him to tell him about the options and he decided on a 2010 model we had in stock. We sent a invoice and minutes later received a proof of payment. They insisted that they wanted the car the same day and we delivered the vehicle to them - retaining the registration certificate. After we noticed that the money is not to be found on our account, we phoned them to enquire... BIG MISTAKE!! We should have rather searched and replied on their other multiple scams. According to the police the number cannot be traced and even though we have received a case number, no detective was assigned as yet. It is not really about the money anymore, but about the fact that they can just walk in and get away with it. Please be aware... we have noticed there activity on various websites... JunkMail, OLX, Ananzi and they also claim to have property over holiday periods up for rent.
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Report ID: 5498
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: Bellville
Suburb: Goodwood
Address: Voortrekker Road, Goodwood
Crime Date/Time: 9 Jan 2014, 00:01 AM
Reported By: Username5498
Reported Date: 17 Jan 2014, 18:01 PM
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  • harry3 23 Jul 2015, 07:40 PM

    he contact me today ordering 300 ceiling boards. did EFT for R36000.00 also fnb also check payment he used Site manager Johan cell NR 0749474180 his cell nr 0740248856 and email adress . I must deliver the goods at 44 stockwell avenue, nancefield, westrand, Soweto. on Friday 24 July 2015 at 15h00. Hope this will help you to find this guy.

  • Clara Keil 2 Jun 2015, 04:54 PM

    Hi. He nearly got me too. I have just laid a charge with the police. The vat number and company number he gives are false. That alone is fraud and enough to lay a charge, so I sugges everyone should lay a charge. His land line is till the same, so they should be able to track him June 2015

  • Elias5 6 Oct 2014, 09:21 AM

    This chap also uses the Company name of Topstar Construction and Plumbing and uses the personal name of Brian Barkhujzen and the same landline number 021 825 3102. He stole Toyota tazz in Rosslyn on the 03/10/2014 in the morning by deposting fake cheque into the owners account and send fake id copy.He operate by using the young coloured guy who we saw on CCTV .the young man drove off with the car without paying it,the owner suspected denied giving him the car but later he insisterd to test drive,that is whre he got chance to take it.Supplied a vat reg no of 4620236770 . The address was 23 INDUSTRIAL ROAD TEL: (021) 825 3102 Grabouw ,Western capeFAX: 086 719 8633, Western cape'. :I am confidentn that he will be cought soon.

  • Lizette5 5 Jun 2014, 11:44 AM

    The same from our side. Got a call, received payment immediately. I felt something was not right and stopped my truck. Be careful everyone. Only release goods ones the money is in your account.

  • Stephanie6 29 May 2014, 02:26 PM

    Brian Barkhuizen, 23 Industrial Road, Blackheat, Kuilsriver wp, Vat: 4620236770 REG:2006/031549/07 phoned me 021 825 3102 for tiles, cement, grout and to deliver at 1555 Catherina str, Geluksdal, Brakpan contact person was Jan 0843149644 the builder. waiting for the transfer to reflect in our account after a 2 days we delivered. AFTER we delivered Mr. F Pittelli P. O Box 160, Eikenhof, 1872 ID: 4911095025080 went into the bank to refers the money?? only to find out it was a cheque of ABSA Business Banking Boksburg that he stopped the CHEQUE!!! It did not show in our account that it was a cheque, only after we inquired at Nedbank that they had said it was. We did go back to the delivery site but nothing was in site. Jan doesn't answer his phone only if its a different number, there after nothing We lost over R37thousand rand. These people need to be STOPPED!!!

  • patrick2 6 May 2014, 10:14 AM

    Same thing happened to us but this happen to be nigerians who is behind all this.Let us just train our staff to be wide awake when making sales to people. Sometimes our own greed or the need to earn a decent living salary make us fall into pitfalls not applying to our companies policies, its so ewasy to blame the police but we forget that we must always try and be safe by not doing hasty bogus deals with strangers. Use your companies infrastructure and training to develop your staff, remember you freely give the merchandise to the pepetrators. Our police are under staff yet facing such big investigations of serious violent crimes there is really sometimes not time for this type of investigations. People are warned everyday of internet fraud but yet they fall pray of this type of things, My fellow citizens let us be vigilent and awake we do not fight against fellow south africans doing wrong things but we are fighting with hungry citizens who would do anything to put food on the table. Some take the gun and rob and murder for food but some use other techniques. SA is full of other foreigners coming with diffrent ideas to make money in our country. Look at Johannesburg Town it looks like Nigeria Cape Town is slowly becoming the same. At times I think only Prayer can resolve this.

  • Ian19 5 May 2014, 01:22 PM

    This time Bryan is at it again. He tried to buy some engine oil from us today but did not pass first base as our wide awake receptionist Googled him and hey presto up came your site. He has a new accomplice at cel number 061 292 9120 and his name is Brandon but of course it could be Brian or Bryan or the same guy and I am sure he is not using his real name. If I knew that our police would actually do something I would set a trap but they are not interested in creating work for themselves as it is too much like hard work. We have phoned the Fraud squad in the past when people have tried to scam us out of over R100000.00 worth of lubricants and they were not interested.

  • Jenny15 25 Apr 2014, 12:33 PM

    This company, Topstar Construction & Plumbing attempted to defraud us of R 85,000.00 by buying goods and paying with a stolen cheque. What I want to know is now what? It is all good and well to report this company on the site but what happens after this. Mr Brian Barkuizen and company need to be stopped.

  • daan2 22 Apr 2014, 09:43 AM

    Yes i am also a victim of the same numbers. and he also uses the cell number 0613264987 And the same word invoice. I booked a "vacation Rental" from him Charles Parsons he had the following email address recieved a confirmation number and all. The day before my departure we spoke and said i will recieve my keys and everything at my destination. Drove down and then he did not pick up. It cost me looking for other accommodation. I just hope they catch up with him

  • Gordons Bay Fisheries 27 Mar 2014, 02:39 PM

    This chap also uses the Company name of Topstar Construction and Plumbing and uses the personal name of Brian Barkhujzen and the same landline number 021 825 3102. He attempted to 250kg of frozen fish from us and promised to send proof of payment upon receipt of a pro forma invoice. Luckily, we realized that this was a scam upon scrutinizing the email he sent us with a letter head designed in Microsoft Word format. Supplied a vat reg no of 4620236770 and a co reg no of 2006/031549/07. The address was "Blackheat, Kuils Rivier'. He also listed members of the company as J De Waal & P Nel.

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