This is the message I got from him and my response.
Richard Bakers firstname.lastname@example.org
12:44 PM (1 hour ago)
Work as My Personal Assistant And Earn $500 Weekly. For more details send me a copy of your resume .
1:58 PM (4 minutes ago)
SCAMMER!!!!!!! You need to be ashamed of yourself!!!! I hope KARMA comes to see you VERY VERY Soon!!!!!!
Here is the most recent for an ad I had on craigslist.. Barry Johnson even sent a check drawn off Chase Bank for way more than the ad was for..
I'm sorry for my late response it was due to hectic schedule at work.
I appreciate your response to my e-mail. I am quite comfortable with the condition as stated in the Ad. My bank advice me to send you a Certified Check via US postal service. I'm in no rush with you until funds has been cleared. The Check will get to you within 3 to 5 business days. Once it is received, deposited and everything clears my mover will handle the pick up. I will appreciate if you could withdraw the advert from Craigslist to avoid interruption. If this meets your approval, I will need you to provide me with the following information to facilitate your payment.
Address :City :State : Zip-code :
Home & Cell Phone for easier communications. I will await your e-mail with all details asap.
Please await the arrival of the check.
The payment will get to you via US postal service within 2 to 5 business days.The fund's will cover your payment and also shipment. I'm in no rush with you till funds has been cleared in your bank. You are required to deduct your fund then refund balance to the mover for him to be able to offset shipping and other tax charges. The mover's agent will come for pick up & signing of document when payment is cleared in your bank. Kindly delete advert today then get back to me.
Barry Johnson email@example.com
Apr 20 (2 days ago)
I'm sorry for the delay in getting the payment to you. I have repose my trust in you and hope that you will not disappoint me. The check was drawn on Chase Bank. USPS Payment Tracking Number EO912478336US I have contacted the US postal service and was informed the mail is in transit to its destinations. According to the tracking number, the mail will get delivered today.
Once the check is received you can proceed to deposit it. I will await your e-mail after deposit, so that i can contact my bank for approval to facilitate clearance in your bank. I'm in no rush with you till funds has been cleared. The mover will only be at your address once payment has been cleared..Here is my cell 904.290.4718.
PLEASE BE A WHERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is the latest scam from him.
Thank you for your immediate response , I run a small bill collection service provider as an independent contractor and would like to expand so I can provide effective recovery services to my clients.I am looking for someone that is willing to work with me as my business partner in Bill's Collection and Debt Recovery service. This will also broaden your horizons in learning different things.I am offering a weekly payment of $650 for the Bill's Collection and Fast Debt Recovery service.
This is just a formal mail to inform you that you have been selected for this Job and to get ready for start up. Appointment letter and others would be mailed to the address you would provide us to be delivered next week after the test of duty/Trust. Now let me give you insight to the Job in question, your duties, How to get started and your Benefits.
The company's Home Business Unit is under URL change and it involves a very high re-organizational process that involves bringing all our online staffs to log-on on the same Network Online with their staff ID. Then after 7 business days each online staffs can have a log on ID/Password to get access to their duties online while still communicating with their supervisors.
JOB DETAILS -
Working from home with the company's provided computer is a broad expatiation of how the online duty is performed working from home... You are required to use the equipments because there is a wide range of software installed on the system to protect data, ease duty, and also enhance speed and accuracy of duty online. The Company's equipment that would be shipped to you is liable to be yours (Ownership) after a period of 2 months of working with the Company.We are not deducting funds from your payroll for Taxes; all Our Online staffs are expected to complete their taxes forms after payroll by themselves.
The Company is running the Online Recruiting as a temporary measure towards the completion of our Centers around the United states and Canada, So most of our online staffs would have the first hand opportunity to apply to become permanent staffs when these centers are opened. So I can assure you that you have been offered a great opportunity to perform, giving your best to performing Data Entry duties and Bill's Collection and Fast Debt Recovery service in exchange for a good pay.
Basically before you get started, the company would be providing you with funds to purchase some important software required for the duty in question and then you will be receiving equipments from the Company. Dell Notebook Laptop Pentium D Duo Processor , All in one Printer, Scanner and Fax Machine with a wide range of software already installed on the system against hacking.
TEST OF DUTY/TRUST -
Test of duty/trust would involve you handling funds on behalf of the company to purchase the needed software and also to handle the shipment of your mini office equipment. The test of trust is your first call to duty, this will be your first assignment before you begin your training, You will be receiving a payment from the company shortly and would be required to follow proper directions, Accurate deduction and documentation is expected from you. This would be the only payment you will be required to handle on your own.. all other future payments would be forwarded by you to the company's accounting details which will be readily made available for you upon your start.
IMPORTANT: Make sure you send your contact details , so that it can be forwarded to the company's accounting department for processing, also for you to be able to receive your test of duty/trust package.
Details should be sent in the format below:
Your full name......................
Address....................... ..............( NO PO BOX )
Zip Code.......................... ..............
Phone #home......................... ....
Bank Name ..................
I look forward working with you as an online staffs.
I will be waiting for your detailed response so that we can move on to the next phase.
Richard Bakers .
Bill's Collection Solutions Service.
Apparently Barry's had a Sex change, because I listed a watch on Craig's list & a Woman named Sara Suber Contacted me. Our Conversation is as follows:
Did you still have this item available for sale ?
Yes I do. Are you wanting to purchase it? If so, let me know & I'll set up a meeting place, date & time. For safety reasons, I'm accepting cash only. Thank you for your interest.
Sound Good,am very glad to read back from you that the Watch are still in good condition and also very sorry for getting back late to you...Fine am still interested in purchasing the Watch urgently from you and while i will like to proceed with your payment via PayPal cause i am buying this watch to present my friend as a gift for his wedding coming soon,So kindly remove the postage from craigslist and i will not like you to disappoint me,Because i want his father to bless the Watch before the wedding will be commence. You Can also please attach any other of the picture to view,so i can forward it to him to view as well, I will also like you to go ahead read more about PayPal via www.PayPal.com And once that has been done. So kindly proceed to set up the account with them...and if you are finally get through kindly get back to me with your PayPal email address so that it will enable me to proceed and make your payment as soon as i receive your PayPal email address from you and,I will also make sure i add $100 to cover the shipping cost via (EMS) EXPRESS MAIL SERVICE OF USPS POST OFFICE OR VIA REGISTER MAIL OF LOCAL POST OFFICE . I will be very glad to hear back from you soon.
Me: (This is the Point I figured out it was a scammer)
Are you local or close to Montgomery? I would prefer to meet somewhere as opposed to shipping it, and I'm only accepting cash. I have had many problems in the past with PayPal so I no longer sell through them. Sorry for the Inconvience. If you're still interested, I'd be more than happy to meet you somewhere.
I reside at delran city 144 copper skill road Nj..but i want to purchase this item for my friend as a gift....so kindly proceed to setup account with the paypal and also get back to me with your paypal id so that i can proceed to order for your payment today.
I'm sorry, but I'm gonna have to decline your offer. I don't use Paypal & while I realize you're in NJ, I want to meet my buyer in person. Thank you for your interest.
When "She" Gave me the address, I googled it to see it it was even a real place & cam across this page. I'm so glad I did. I knew it was a scam, but this page more or less confirms it. All the same grammar & addresses...You'd think they'd get smart after a while & use a different address...
I got this e-mail today, 11/16/11. Why can't these scammers be caught? It's really frustrating!
I run a small bill collection service provider as an independent contractor and would like to expand so I can provide effective recovery services to my clients.I am looking for someone that is willing to work with me as my business partner in Bill's Collection and Debt Recovery service. This will also broaden your horizons in learning different things.I am offering a weekly payment of $650 for the Bill's Collection and Fast Debt Recovery service.
For more information as regards The Part-Time Job Offer please contact me @ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill's Collection Solutions Service provide you with efficient debt resolution.
Bill's Collection Solutions Service.
Delran NJ 08075
I got an e-mail from this guy today and googled since I couldn't located him on the bbb.org site. His email address has changed from the one posted Nov. 2008, but it's the same email.
Yes me too hit with this Berry Johnson wanting to buy my Craigs List posting and what made me check on his name is that what I am selling it needs to go thorugh the timeshare office and he wanted to send me a bank check me to mail the timeshare to him, HA! I told him I could not get it in one of the USPS boxes and I think it weights more than 70 lbs.
The email address's he used:
I'm interested in buying asap.
I would have prefer cash-on-delivery or pickup. But i cannot due to my work which puts me in a very tight time frame.I'm buying it for a friend as gift in Carmel New York 10512. I will be able to make payment via PayPal. Will you accept PayPal? I will add additional $50 to your asking price for shipment fee via EMS Express of US postal service. E-mail me back with your PayPal account e-mail so i will be able to send funds asap .Once payment has been confirmed i will send you the shipment address.
Jacksonville FL 32207.
We working on this barry j.
This guy is a piece of work. Contacted us via craiglist for a coping machine. I have been in constant contact with him till today when responded to him about his check and his ignorance that we would actually be sending him money via Western Union. The check was mailed from Florida from a P.O. box number and the check was written from a business called American Force Wheels. The company is a legit business in Florida and the check holds the same address as the company. The bank that was used was SunTrust Bank in Florida. He sent a check for the copier for $2450.00 which the copier was only $800.00. He wanted the rest wired back to the shipper. The funds were verified through the bank and was a legit account. So he is getting a little better at trying to pull the wool over the eyes of innocent people. This is his info we have and some of the communication we have.
I'm happy it's still avaliable!
I'm sorry for my late response. I have been in hospital for my surgery and was unable to check e-mails.
I would have loved to come and see it before actual purchase, but i cannot due to my work which puts me in a very tight time frame. I perfectly understand the present condition as started in the advert. I am ready to make instant purchase. I will like to proceed with payment via Bank Check. I'm in no rush with you till funds has been cleared in your bank or anything. I'll handle the pick up when check has been cleared. Kindly e-mail me back with your Name: Address: City: State: Code :Phone Number. The payment should get to you within 2 to 3 business days via USPS Postal Service. Please withdraw the advert from Craigs to avoid interruption.
This is another email;
I just check my bank account online and funds has been lifted. I'm sure the payment will clear this morning in your bank. Please send the mover funds via Western Union Money Transfer Asap to Mark Edward!
2979 Saint Augustine Rd.
You are to deduct the western union charges from the movers funds.Let me know your avaliable date & time for pick up. Kindly write me back with Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) ,total fund sent with senders name and address. I will await all information asap.
I listed a ring on CL and got a few responses from a "Barry Johnson". His grammar was terrible, and his message was cryptic. He said he wanted to buy the ring for a friend, but then he got in an accident, and needed someone to arrange the purchase for him. He wanted me to use Echeck and told me he'd pay me $50 extra for my troubles. I said I wasn't comforable with Echeck, and told him my lawyer would hold the cashier's check in escrow until I mailed the ring. He said at that point a certified check was the best he could do. I suspect he'd cancel the check after it had been sent. He gave me this number 856-393-4528, and said to call him, but I didn't bother. I THINK THIS IS A SCAM, especially after reading the other emails from people who posted about the same phone number. It sounds like he/she changes their email address frequently...don't trust this Barry character.
I listed a textook on Craigslist and got a few responses from a "Barry Johnson". Here is the email from him:
I am happy to read from you that the item is still avaliable..I will like to send your payment asap via bank check which should clear before we proceed with any further arrangement.I am willing to have my shipping co come for pick up once the check clears at your bank to safe your stress on shipment arrangement.I will need your name and address with valid phone number so that i can mail you a check.Kindly delete the advert asap.I will await your response.You can also call me on my phone 856-393-4528.
I didn't call him, but I search his number on the web and assume this is a scam.
Got same number from fellow claiming to buy my truck on CL. Says name is "james michel michel." Wants to send extra $ for stress and by bank check. Is reported heavily on scam.com under different names including Tuan Phan. Says is from, NY or RI, or IA or etc.
Skype gives you the option to "get a local telephone number."
I looked up Area Code 856 and a list of 856-393-xxxx numbers came up.
NO more in service.
Barry Johnson is using my company to write fraudulent checks to scam innocent peole out of thousands of dollars. If you have any info regarding his whereabouts please contact me immediatly.
If you receive on of my company checks please report it to your local authorities, and contact me, as we have an open investigation nation wide for this person.
Thank you in advance for you co-operation
I'm receiving emails from this fellow as I type this...
his IP address is:126.96.36.199 in Kansas
He's using the name Peter Kendig (which is NOT his real name, I'm sure) from Corpus Christi, TX...
& he's using the email address: email@example.com RIGHT NOW... just got a fraud message from him minutes ago, with the same sort of scam listed above... good luck...hope you bust him.
The story continues...
He sent me an email that reads:
Below is my info
Barry J Johnson
144 Copperskill Road
Riverside NJ 08075
Cell Phone 609-543-2286
HOWEVER THAT ADDRESS DOES NOT EXIST IN NEW JERSEY 08075. THERE IS AN ADDRESS AS SUCH IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA
I haven't gotten a call from him, but I responded to a job offer on craigslist. A guy named Zarrate Ljunberg(firstname.lastname@example.org)wants me to print checks for his company and they would pay me $150 per week. Initially I thought it was an accounts payable job. Zarrate Ljunberg became my buddy on yahoo messenger to tell me about the job. I told them I didn't have a color printer and would not be able to get it for a while. Then he told me that he had another friend who I might be able to work for. His friends name is "Barry Gibson" of Barry Textile LLC.
I received the following email from "Barry"
Barry Textile LLC is searching for an individual above 22yrs old who can work as Book keeper/Cashier Representative in the U.S/Canada.Barry Textile manufactures and produces assorted fabrics and traditional costumes.The products are widely distributed in Europe,Asia,Africa and America.Your resume is welcome. For more information as regards the job offer please contact me @ Email: email@example.com
Very RespectfullyBarry's Texttile LLC
I'm pretty sure Barry and Zarrate are one in the same. I decided to google the "Barry Textile LLC" and found this message board. I was dumb enough to send a copy of my resume before I became spooked. I can't believe they wanted me to print the checks that would have been causing all this trouble. This is a lot of energy to scam people. The could have used it for a legitimate business. Losers!
Barry is still SCAMMING...
I was asking $500 and he asked could I ship..yes $28.00. I got a check for $1350.00 LOL Asked me to deduct my money and sent a check forward to this person.
I'm Trusting = yes
Stupid = NOT THAT BAD...lol
Hello S. Hill
Thanks for your e-mail.
I have respose my confident in you and hope that you will not disapoint me.The payment will arrive at your address this morning via UPS service , here is the tracking number (J221 624 621 0) .The payment was issued to cover your fund and also shipment,i am in no rush with you till fund's has been cleared.You will deduct your fund then ship it to the below info using USPS express service. The balance after shipping should also be sent to the same info using MoneyGram cash transfer. You will deduct the charges to send the goods and also rest fund from the balance.
Boise City, OK 73933.
I will await your e-mail with Tracking Number and also MoneyGram Reference Number.
Please i needed this urgently that was why i sent the check using UPS service that will facilitate delivery.
E-mail me back with info.
I HAVE HAD SIMILAR EMAILS FROM THIS GUY. I WAS SUSPICIOUS FROM THE BEGINNING WHEN HE WANTED TO BUY A PIECE OF EQUIPMENT AND NEVER LOOKED AT IT. HE SAID HE WAS SENDING A CHECK VIA UPS WITH EXTRA TO COVER SHIPPING. I HAVE KEPT ALL HIS EMAILS AND PLAN ON REPORTING HIM. THE EMAILS COME UNDER BARRY TEXTILE, OR B J.
Why do people distroy an honest man? I have search and get barry johnson. He was a man of great knowledge.. someone else is using his name.
you people are muder f***er f*** u people
Got this email from Barry Johnson after putting this car on CL. I told him no cash, no car and i only sell to locals.
I'm completely interested in buying it ! I anticipate that I'll have a Bank Cheque issued out to you. I'm in no rush with you till funds are cleared in your bank. You dont have to worry yourself about pick up.I'll instruct my mover to come for pick up after clearance. The Cheque should get to you within 1-3 business days via USPS postal service. Please remove the Ad if you are interested in selling it to me to avoid interruption by others.
Kindly e-mail me back with your Name, Address, City, State, Code and Phone Number for the Bank Cheque.
Expecting your response with details requested.
I just got the very same email for something I put on a Craigslist ad.
i got this this morning from as you can see berry it is word for word like yours dose he use a form letter...lol.... what got my attention is the word cheque....that is only used by no Americans and all so the USPS postal service....lol.. we call it mail or ups... not by all the letters....lol.... darn i was hoping to sell this truck ...lol.. i searched him on fb and he was not there i was hopeful.....:"))))
I'm completely interested in buying it.
I anticipate that I'll have a Bank Cheque issued out to you.I'm in no rush with you till funds are cleared in your bank.I'll instruct my mover to come for pick up when payment has been cleared.The Cheque should get to you within 1-3 business days via USPS postal service. Please remove the Ad if you are interested in selling it to me to avoid interruption by others.
Kindly e-mail me back with your Name, Address, City, State, Code and Phone Number for the Bank Cheque.
Expecting your response with details requested.
Just got exactly the "I'm completely interested in buying it..." email verbatim. I'm now reporting it to Craigslist and the AG's office.
Just got this message from that "Barry Johnson" guy....
Wishing you happy holiday!
I have repose my trust in you and hope that you will not disapoint me.I hope the check has been received? Kindly proceed to deposit the check today.
My bank informed me payment should clear in your bank within 2 business days. You can withdraw the additional funds then send it to the mover that will handle the pick up from your location. Please send the mover funds via Western Union Money Transfer ! You are to deduct the western union charges from the movers funds.
Details for the mover funds below !
2979 Saint Augustine Rd
Let me know your avaliable date & time for pick up. Kindly write me back with Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) ,total fund sent with senders name and address.
I will await all information asap.
I was just recently scammed by this so called Barry Johnson. I got a check in the mail from him that was supposed to be for the purchase of my fish tank I was selling on Craigs list. It was a fraudulant check drawn off of a shipping Companies account. When I called the company they advised me the check is a fraud. If it helps you ant the envelope the check came in was postmarked from Birmingham Alabama with a 350 code after it. I hope this is a little help to you. You can contact me on my email if you would like.