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TITLE: The Road To Nowhere
SCAMMER NAME: Matins Davis & Co.
SCAMMER LOCATION: Accra, Ghana and London, UK
SCAMBAITERS: Shiver Metimbers, A. Skinner and Charlie Fake

PAGE FIVE

 

Time for Ed Shanks to take over for a while!

From: Ed Shanks (A. Skinner)
To: Matins Davis
Date: 29 March 2005

Dear Martin,

Thank you for forwarding this mail to me. I can assure you that Mr. Paddy Max is a person of the highest ethic. That is why I trusted him to pass this cash to your alleged Mr. Peter Jones. It is noted that Mr. Jones claims to have done this and that. However, the photographs do not lie. If Mr. Jones is of such a great reputation and if that is indeed his real name, then please have him provide a copy of his passport scanned to me.

Does Mr. Jones think we believe his story about the bag. Why would he have that large of a bag just for a few sweets? He would have a small bag. Mr. Jones also states he has spoken with the police, but does not mention the name of the officer who he spoke with. This is very suspicious.

Where do we stand now, Martin. Your friend has cost us all a great deal of money.

Ed Shanks

 

 

Davis sends Paddy N. Max an email, and also CCs it to Ed Shanks. Max is not replying!

From: Matins Davis
To: Ed Shanks (A. Skinner)
Date: 30 March 2005
Title: evidence

Hello Max

Thank you for your email and Evidence you provided to me, as you know i wasn't there, So i need more proofs from you and Jones,

Okay as you have All this proofs to show that Mr Jones has Collected $18,000 USD from you i will like you send the Money i requested from you please attack them here as you know that only Agreement we hard here is that i MUST speak to you and him while their are there

The Truth is that i was with them i called you and you said you will him in 20 minutes time but later after that i recieved a call from Peter to tell me that he you are not coming again, i tried calling but your phone is Rinning and No one is Pick it up, not untill i came to check my Email and got your email that paid $18,000 to JONES.

Now you can see why i act this ??? and Jones has been calling me here but I never hear from you since then even when you promised to call me.

Well i will be waiting for the money i requested,

Thank you for all the Evidenc you have provided so far

Davis

 

 

A couple of nondescript emails are quickly exchanged that lead nowhere, then our next piece of evidence is unleashed.

Note by Shiver Metimbers:

I tried to think of more ways to try to convince Davis that Peter really had lied to him. I hit upon the idea of sampling various pieces from Peter Jones's telephone calls to me and then editing them together to make a brand new fake telephone call!

It was pretty hard work, and the audio is a bit suspicious in parts but I thought it would be good enough to fool Davis. As I am not speaking to Davis at the moment, I handed the fake conversation between Max N. Paddy and Peter Jones to Ed Shanks to send to Davis:

Note that part of my phone number and that of Davis's number has been edited out.

 

From: Ed Shanks (A. Skinner)
To: Matins Davis
Date: 31 March 2005

Dear Matins,

I hope this mail finds you in better condition than myself. My days have been ruined by the fact that Peter Jones robbed us. Mr. Paddy Max has been able to obtain the audio recording of conversations between himself and Peter Jones. He got this from the telephone cellular company who keeps them for a short while for security reasons. He sent the audio file to me.

I am attaching the actual voice conversation between Paddy Max and Peter Jones to this email so you can hear for yourself what a crook and liar Peter Jones is. It is the conversation that took place on the exact moment that Paddy Max handed over the cash to Peter Jones. It can be clearly understood while listening that Peter received the money.

Let me advise you of another development. I am completely broke. I spoke with your friend Bernel here in the USA yesterday regarding sending you $2,700 USD for the investigation. She said that she could handle the transfer. However, I would need to borrow the money from Mr. Paddy Max. He refuses to loan me the cash unless you admit to him that Peter is a thief, and send him a copy of Peter’s passport. Can you do this so we move forward ASAP.

Sincerely,

Ed Shanks

[Ed attaches the fake call]

 

Fake telephone call: Max N. Paddy calls Peter Jones - 641k MP3

 

 

I think we may have finally convinced Davis that Peter stole the money.

From: Matins Davis
To: Ed Shanks CC: Max N. Paddy
Date: 31 March 2005
Title: i believe you now

Thank you for this evidence you provided to me After I have listen to conversation, I discovered it is obviously that you gave Peter Jones the money and is a THIEF and BIG LIER ,

Immediately I called the attention of Jones Representative to list to the Audio conversation between you and him

COULD YOU BELIEVED WHAT THEY SAID??? {I QUOTE THEM} {1} this is not Peter voice and peter voice is not cleared,
{2} That max said 18,000 pounds and it is Dollars , so it can Different person voice. {3}Davis don't you know they can work on this out with somebody voice ??
after hearing this stupid statement from them I got provoked and called a police friend and I told him on phone and he said I see him in the office for official report tomorrow.

Please I am Ready to deal with all of them involved in whichever means I could .
For this reasoning Mr. Max I need your help please I know I have not believed you all this while but you need understand me here as well .

With all these evidence you provided is enough to believe you and as well get Jones in Jail and all of them here
On the issue of Jones passport, I sent message concerning that but he told me is that he is taking you to court so his lawyer said he should not pass this to me, But NOW I KNOW IT IS BIG LIE

Please Max, they have the money and to get this money from with the of top friend in the police I need money to do this if Not they will close the case with money if I DON'T act fast now please waiting to hear from you as soon as possible

Thank you

Davis

 

 

Of course, Mr. Davis has to do some work before he can get back on my good side!

From: Max N. Paddy (Shiver Metimbers)
To: Matins Davis
Date: 1 April 2005

 

 

Dear Mr. Davis,

Well finally you have come to see that what I have been telling you all this time is true. Thank you for being intelligent enough to see through this man's lies.

Well, Mr. Jones knows my address and also my business address, so if he really means to try to clear his name then he is being very slow about it because I have heard nothing from him. He is most welcome to come to my offices, however he will be in danger of immediate arrest is he sets foot in Paisley again. But enough of that buffoon, let us get back to business.

My friend Ed Shanks telephoned me a short while ago, and he sounded to me very frustrated and upset. It appears that you require more money from him but he no longer has anything to give. He has begged for my help, but I have to be honest with you and tell you that my help will be hard to give because my trust has dealt a severe blow because of the actions of Mr. Jones. As it stands at the moment, I have lost $18,000 and I do not know if I will ever see it again.

My friend Ed Shanks has promised me that if I help him out once more, you will both pay me back my $18,000 once the deal you have with Mr. Shanks has been finalised. If this is indeed the case then perhaps I ay be willing to help. Please understand that I am only doing this to help out my very dear friend. If it were not for Ed begging for help then I would have ended this deal immediately.

Now Mr. Davis, I need some very honest and accurate information from you before I am prepared to help you with yet more money. I need you to answer the following questions as accurately as you can, and also I have some terms you must agree to. If you can answer the questions and agree to my terms THEN and only then will I be willing to help my friend Mr. Shanks by sending you the money by whatever means best suits you.

1. I do not know what your deal is with Mr. Shanks, but can you please tell me once I pay you the money, how long will it take to complete?

2. Once you and Mr. Shanks have the full deal completed, will you agree to pay half of my $18,000 back to me?

3. Please tell me of the TOTAL AMOUNT required to finally finish this deal. I need to know the complete amount so that once Mr. Shanks pays you there will be no further charges. I have told Mr. Shanks that I am willing to help him up to the amount of US $50,000 but no more than this. So please let me know the exact and FINAL amount that is required to finalise this deal.

Now to my terms:

As a result of the robbery which took place against me, I have lost a lot of trust in this deal, and I need to be 100% sure of the identity of the person I am giving this money to. I will need you to show some proof of identity to me in the following manner;

1. I will need a good quality scan of your passport or other identification card that includes your photograph.

2. To prove that the person in the passport or ID is you I will also need you to take a new *high quality* photograph of yourself holding a sign with the following message written on it: PETER JONES IS A THIEF

You will need to have a photograph taken of yourself holding this CLEAR sign. Scan the photograph and then send it to me, along with your passport, by email attachment. It is VERY IMPORTANT that the passport/ID and your photograph scan are HIGH QUALITY and LARGE & CLEAR. I will reject any small or unclear images.

The reason I need you to take a new photograph of yourself holding the sign is that I can then compare it to your passport/ID photo and then be sure of course that you are one and the same person.

Now Mr. Davis, so long as you are prepared to accept my terms above ad answer the questions, I WILL send you the payment you require, up to the total amount of US $50,000.

As soon as the scans of your identification and your ID/passport are received (and are of sufficient quality) then I will advise my secretary Mr. John Kimble to make the payment to you immediately in whatever manner suits you.

[Some readers eyebrows will have raised when the name John Kimble came up. I'm sure some of you know what is coming soon!]

Please note that the above terms are non negotiable. If you do not agree to my request then I am sorry but I will have to tell my friend that I am unwilling to help him.

Sincerely,


Max N. Paddy.
Managing Director: Dark Side Communications Inc.
www.the-dark-side.co.uk

 

 

From: Matins Davis
To: Max N. Paddy (Shiver Metimbers)
Date: 1 April 2005
Title: re: i believe you now

Hello Max,

Thank you for your email , your terms are accepted and I will forward everything to you by as soon as I have the picture from photograph, hoply by next week it will be ready.

I hope you advise your secretary Mr. John Kimble to make the payment to ready as you said.

I talk Mr shanks on phone just some minutes ago concering the your terms .

And any email you receive from anybody that you don't understand do NOT reply , like ,,, jones and his parterns

Can forward such email to me here.

Thank you

Davis

 

 

Davis actually sent the scan and passport image a day early. Unfortunately the quality was crap, so he was ordered to re-scan everything and send it again. I won't bore you al with the several emails backwards and forwards complaining about image quality.

At last, competent images are received.

From: Matins Davis
To: Max N. Paddy (Shiver Metimbers)
Date: 3 April 2005
Title: my picture and answers

ANSWE TO YOUR QUESTION

1. Ans,,, THE DEAL WILL TAKE ABOUT WEEKS DEPENDING WHEN THE MONEY IS RECEIVED .

2. Mr Davis and Mr Shanks WILL PAY THE FULL MONEY {$18,000} SINCE WE ARE MAKING GOOD PROFIT.

3. THE TOTAL AMOUNT REQUIRED IS LESSTHAN $50,000 USD, WE WILL NOT REQUIRE MORE THAN THAT, THANK YOU.


Now answer to your terms:

1. I will need a good quality scan of your passport or other identification card that includes your photograph.,,,,,,MY PASSPORT HAS BEEN INCLUDED {SEE THE ATTACHMENT}

2. To prove that the person in the passport or ID is you I will also need you to take a new *high quality* photograph of yourself holding a sign with the following message written on it: PETER JONES IS A THIEF,,,, ALSO ATTACHED {SEE THE ATTACHMENT}

Davis attaches the scans:


Davis's passport (I wrote fake on it to avoid misuse!)

 


The man himself! Matins Davis.

 

 

Time to put Davis's mind at ease.

From: Max N. Paddy (Shiver Metimbers)
To: Matins Davis
Date: 3 April 2005

 

Dear Mr. Davis,

Thank you! That picture is acceptable.

Please can you calculate the exact amount of payment you require and I shall ensure my secretary is made aware and ready to make the payment to you. I leave for an overseas trip on Monday evening, so it will be left to my secretary Mr. John Kimble to make the payment to you. I may request a password/answer question for you to use with him so that he can be sure he is speaking to the correct person, just for extra security.

I will talk to Mr. Kimble in the morning and get back to you with payment information. In the meantime, please let me know the TOTAL amount required to finalise this deal once and for all.

Kind regards,

Max N. Paddy.
Managing Director: Dark Side Communications Inc.
www.the-dark-side.co.uk

 

 

From: Matins Davis
To: Max N. Paddy (Shiver Metimbers)
Date: 3 April 2005
Title: re: my picture and answers

The issue of money needed , make payment of $45,000 , because some area need to be negotiated after making first payment of $20, 000, So I am asking for $45,000

[Davis is quite a greedy little scammer isn't he?!]

 

 

From: Max N. Paddy (Shiver Metimbers)
To: Matins Davis
Date: 3 April 2005

 

Dear Mr. Davis,

Any you are sure that this payment will be the final payment 100%?

If that is the case then I shall make arrangement with Mr. Kimble. I think the earliest that I can arrange payment will be Tuesday. I need to ask you the answer to two questions now. Mr. Kimble will ask you these two questions when you speak to him for the payment. You will need to give me the answers to these two questions now, and then give the same answers to Mr. Kimble on Tuesday when he asks you. This way he will know 100% to whom he is speaking to.

The questions I need the answers to are:

1. What is your father's name?

2. What does he do (what is his job)?

One further question Mr. Kimble will ask is an extra security question. He will ask you this:

"What about Thomas Equinus?"

The answer to this question must be: "Thomas Equinus is the head Tribble keeper at Tribbles are us"

Once Mr. Kimble has received the correct answers to those three security questions he will be sure he is talking to the correct person and will make the payment to you immediately the same day. Please supply me with the answers to questions 1 and 2 as soon as possible.

Kind regards,

Max N. Paddy.
Managing Director: Dark Side Communications Inc.
www.the-dark-side.co.uk

 

 

From: Matins Davis
To: Max N. Paddy (Shiver Metimbers)
Date: 3 April 2005
Title: ranswers

Max

TO YOUR QUESTION

The questions I need the answers to are:

1. What is your father's name? ,,,,,,,,,, DAVIS

2. What does he do (what is his job)? ,,,,, BUSINESSMAN

Thank

Davis

 

 

Davis drops an email to Ed Shanks concerning the final payment.

From: Matins Davis
To: Ed Shanks (A. Skinner)
Date: 3 April 2005
Title: payment

Hello Shanks

I just sent a message to Mr Max concerning the amount we will need from him. As required to know because he will leaving for overseas on Monday evening.

The reasoning why I asked $45,000 which I know it might not get to that amount but to be on safety side and avoiding asking for money from him required for that amount.

Why do I have to demand for this money from him?? Well if you remembered on phone I told you that the Funds will pass through diplomatic carry to avoid 11 SEPTEMBER
As you know very well that since September 11 issue, American Government always interested in funds that is coming from African,

This is why we Need to use DIPLOMATIC CARRY , and this is the reasoning of $45000 please

Thank you

Davis

 

 

And back to Max N. Paddy.

From: Matins Davis
To: Max N. Paddy (Shiver Metimbers)
Date: 3 April 2005
Title: contact this number

Please ermail Bernel Nelson,

HER EMAIL ADDRESS IS bernelxxxx@hotmail.com CALL HER ON THIS PHONE ,,,001973454XXXX SHE WILL TELL WHAT TO DO.

MR SHANKS KNOWS HER VERY

DAVIS

 

 

Before I can reply, Matins gets back to me.

From: Matins Davis
To: Max N. Paddy (Shiver Metimbers)
Date: 4 April 2005
Title: payment iformation

Hello Max,

I made a call to Bernel Nelson informing her to call you but she will not be able
Because she Can't take outside USA now. I will contact you later today with information payment.

For me I will always be in touch with or Mr Kimble

Thank you
Davis

 

 

From: Max N. Paddy (Shiver Metimbers)
To: Matins Davis
Date: 4 April 2005

 

Dear Mr. Davis,

Thank you for your email.

I will receive your payment information later today hopefully. I do not leave until later this evening, but I shall always be available by email in any case.

I have passed your 2 answers over to my secretary John Kimble, and also he will be expecting your telephone call on Tuesday. I will contact you later with his contact information and a time to call him and also of course his contact email address. Please ensure that you also have the Thomas Equinus answer ready for him when you speak to him on the telephone.

Today I will arrange the money you require and pass it over to Mr. Kimble before I leave so that he can process your payment tomorrow (Tuesday). Please ensure that you give me the full details of how the payment is to be made to you.

I hope to hear from you later today.

Max N. Paddy.
Managing Director: Dark Side Communications Inc.
www.the-dark-side.co.uk

 

 

Davis sends the payment information.

From: Matins Davis
To: Max N. Paddy (Shiver Metimbers)
Date: 4 April 2005
Title: the details

Hello Max

Thank you for your reply

Please this is the information for the payment

STANDARD CHARTERED BANK NEW YORK,
SWIFT BIC CODE SCBLUS33XXX
FOR ACCOUNT NO. 3582092805001

IN THE NAME :

UNIBANK GHANA LIMITED

P.O.BOX AN 15367
ACCRA- NORTH

BENEFRICIARY :
NAME A.F.B LIMITED

ADDRESS:
P.O. BOX KN 3714
KANESHIE, ACCRA
ACCOUNT NO : 0330240147211

Please comfirm if you have this information

Thank you

Davis

NOTE…………. Please scan the reciept of the payment to me

 

 

I get ready to set up a call between Davis and Arnold Schwarzenegger!

From: Max N. Paddy (Shiver Metimbers)
To: Matins Davis
Date: 4 April 2005

 

Dear Mr. Davis,

Thank you for your email and your telephone call a short while ago.

I shall forward the payment information to my secretary John Kimble. Mr. Kimble's contact number is +44 7017 450 710

Please note that as I am leaving in a short while, Mr. Kimble will not be in my office until after 11am tomorrow (Tuesday) morning, so please ensure you call after this time. You may also contact Mr. Kimble on his private email (he will be available at al times) on kimble.xxx@xxxxx.co.uk If you need to ask him any questions before you call him tomorrow he has been advised to help you as much as possible via email.

Before you telephone him tomorrow ensure the following:

You give the correct answers to:

1. Who is your father?

2. What does he do?

and finally, you will be asked:

"What about Thomas Equinus?"

and your answer must be:

""Thomas Equinus is the head Tribble keeper at Tribbles are us"


It is very important you give load and clear, correct answers to the questions above.

Please note that my secretary is Austrian, and speaks English only a little, so please do not be offended if he seems rude, this is not his intention, this is just the way he sounds!

I shall return from my trip on Wednesday evening, and hopefully everything will then be in place so that you and my friend Mr. Shanks can finalise your deal ASAP.

Good luck,


Max N. Paddy.
Managing Director: Dark Side Communications Inc.
www.the-dark-side.co.uk