Topstar Construction & Plumbing

Mr Brian Barkuizen phoned via our Yellow Pages logimeter number which runs on the East Rand. He called from Grabouw in the W.Cape on number 0218253102. He said he was running a contract on the East Rand and needed 5 of our sliding gate operators (this even though he had never heard of our product before). He phoned back on another number (0613264987) and said he did not get the quote. Our lady had tried to fax his 0867198633 number that he gave and it would not work so she emailed him at He duly sent through a "confirmation" of  payment by EFT through FNB. We visited FNB's site where you can veryify EFT payments and no such payment exists. We were ontop of things here and trust no one so we were lucky. Company name he goes by: Topstar Construction and ConstructionSaid we were to deal with his site manager on the East Rand: Shawn 0616520488

Report ID: 7009
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
Suburb: Jet Park
Address: Jet Park
Crime Date/Time: 22 Sep 2014, 00:09 AM
Reported By: Username7009
Reported Date: 22 Sep 2014, 12:09 PM
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  • 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

  • John67 11 Nov 2014, 03:34 PM

    Same guy(coloured) stole my car during test drive and this was reported to the police 10 min after he left my place.No one could help me.He says he leave in Aldorado park.if police can be commited,it is easy to catch this bastards, I reported and the guy i still using the phone why can the police not track by using cell phone finder?.if one can hire private investigator,they will feel intimidated and work hard on this thugs.

  • Username7255 10 Nov 2014, 12:46 PM

    Hi, myself and the company i work for were scammed by this piece of shit on friday afternoon 7/11/2014. he called saying his name was deon debeer and was interested in a product we sell. i sent him a quote, he sent through proof of payment also using an FNB. a coloured guy by the name of shawn came to collect the product with a WHITE truck number plate was: YCB 101 GP. He said he was from glen austin/ midrand area! if anyone has any info that we can try get together to stop this guy please keep us posted. regards

  • Phil3 28 Oct 2014, 07:00 AM

    Hi I was almost scammed by the same guy. He is going under another name and using another company name but he is also using the 061 652 0488 number. He goes under the name Construction Roadworks ( and he uses the name Deon de Beer. Other contact numbers he added: Cell - 078 029 4512,Fax - 086 558 9422 and another fax or contact number: 011 892 0984. He requested a quote on tyres which I gave him. He then did an "EFT" also via FNB and sent me a proof of payment but I told him I am only able to release the tyres as soon as the money has cleared in my bank which it hadn't yet. After this the payment then reflected on my bank as a cheque deposit. It usually shows as cleared but I know that after about 7-21 days if the depositor did not have money in his account the payment will be reversed - giving the slime time to get away with the goods. Luckily out of a previous scam I am now awake and did not let him scam me. Hope someone will do something with this guy soon. How many more people will he scam before the police wakes up....?

  • John67 23 Oct 2014, 03:02 PM

    When will this guys be arrested?.

  • John67 20 Oct 2014, 04:09 PM

    My car was stolen using the same method,same guy ,same number.i can see the guy on CCTV camera and nothing done yet after eporting the case to police on the same day.

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