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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 SEVEN

 

Ed Shanks lets Davis know I'm away on a trip.

From: Ed Shanks (A. Skinner)
To: Matins Davis
Date: 16 April 2005

Dear Davis,

Thank you for finally coming up with the information. Did you get the email address of Peter Jones?

Mr. Max will be in Von Richthofen in Germany for a week, so that will delay things. I will be in touch with both of you when he gets back.

Ed Shanks

 

 

From: Matins Davis
To: Ed Shanks (A. Skinner)
Date: 16 April 2005
Title: ????

Hello Shanks,

But why is not Replying me again ? he told me that once he gets that email cxoncerning the information he will email me

He ready to make payment ? or Not , We should know that instead of wasting my TIME Please By theway i asked for some money from you to meet up this CASE after Paying $3,500, you told me, you can't get it till months End From Church, is that how will do business???? what of about your friend in USA you mentioned, can't He Rase some money for you ??? becuase we can't contiune like this.

It looks like we are not doing anytime on this , Very soon i will stop Responding to your email or whoever that comes from you that NOTHING GOOD to Offer

Tell Mr Max that he should stop playing Games with me and if you are involved in these games with him, then i will advise two of you to stop because i have another things to do.

Davis

 

 

From: Ed Shanks (A. Skinner)
To: Matins Davis
Date: 16 April 2005

Dear Friend Davis,

There are no games here. Max is out of town on vacation & I am broke right now. It is as simple as that. You will have to wait! I may be able to get money from the church in a month or two, but that is some time away. Be calm!

Ed Shanks

 

 

A few days pass, but Davis seems to be desperate for even a little cash:

From: Matins Davis
To: Ed Shanks (A. Skinner)
Date: 23 April 2005
Title: hello shanks 500

Hello Shanks,

How are you doing ? i hope fine .
well concerning what we discoursed on phone today that i need $500. can tell Mr Max t o send that money to me through Western union ? hopely to hear from you.

he can send the money on this name ,,,,Mr LAWRANCE SOWAH

waiting to hear from you

Davis

 

 

From: Ed Shanks (A. Skinner)
To: Matins Davis
Date: 23 April 2005

Dear Davis,

I will tell Max that you are in a state of desperation. I am so sorry that my own funds have been depleted temporarily. I still plan to try to get money from the church when their funding is available.

Ed Shanks

 

 

Davis gets in touch with the now returned Max N. Paddy.

From: Matins Davis
To: Max N. Paddy (Shiver Metimbers)
Date: 23 April 2005
Title: welcome back

Hello Max,

how are you doing ? well in your last email , you mentioned that ONCE I you have the information for Mr Peter Jones you will make $45,000 USD ready, but what can I say now that no email from you again, well i hope you recieved an email from Mr Shanks, ? I told him that i need $500 from him since I paid all my Money in other to see the $18,000 out but it seem you are ready for that again as i am not hear ing you.

Can i get $500 from you ?? as i am out of Cash now

Thank you waiting to hear from you

Davis

 

 

From: Max N. Paddy (Shiver Metimbers)
To: Matins Davis
Date: 24 April 2005

Mr. Davis,

Thank you for your email. I assume that Ed Shanks made you completely aware that I had to visit Von Richthofen in Germany for the last week. I only returned home earlier today and have just seen your message.

I am happy to inform you that all preparations are in place to send the $45,000 payment to you, which I will do at the beginning of next week, probably on Monday or Tuesday. Please will you confirm in full exactly how, and to whom the payment is to be made. I am thankful that at last we will be able to make some good progress on this matter.

Sincerely,

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

 

 

Davis seems to think there is finally a light at the end of this very long tunnel.... the poor deluded fool!

From: Matins Davis
To: Max N. Paddy (Shiver Metimbers)
Date: 24 April 2005
Title: welcome back

Hello Max

Thank you very much for your email. And welcome back home. I believed this time around the Payment will be made, by the way how, have you gone concerning Peter Jones Case over there ?? I could not do anything as I paid $3,500. I borrowed $1,500 to add up to my $2500 I hard with me in other to get them trapped here, as you know since I could not get the money required for me to pursue the case here. But since you are back it will be okay

Well Now you are back home, I hope things will move speedily ? Once again back home and this is the Bank Information Again


THIS IS THE INFORMATION

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

IN THE NAME: UNIBANK GHANA LTD
P.O.BOX AN 15367
ACCRA- NORTH

BENEFICIARY NAME: A.F.B LIMITED
ADDRESS: P.O. BOX KN 3714
KANESHIE, ACCRA
ACCOUNT NO: 0330240147211

Thank you
Waiting to hear from you
Davis
Note,,,,,, ARE YOU STILL ON PHONE ?

 

 

Davis, full of expectant glee, sends an email to Ed Shanks.

From: Matins Davis
To: Max N. Paddy (Shiver Metimbers)
Date: 24 April 2005
Title: max

Hello Shanks

I hope you my email last sent to you

Mr. Max Said he will send the money {$45,000} today or tomorrow.
I sent the message to him and you as well I hope you received it
But I hope send it as promised,


I gave him my account Number to transfer the money, well I don’t think it is necessary contacting the Church again for money , that if he will send it this time around.

Thank you
Davis

 

 

From: Ed Shanks (A. Skinner)
To: Matins Davis
Date: 25 April 2005

Dear Davis,

That is really good news. Max is a kind and gentle man and I knew in my heart he wouldn't let you down. Please keep me posted.

Ed Shanks

 

 

I'm a few days late with my $45,000 payment an no replies to his "where are you?" emails, Davis is a little worried and tries to hit me for some quick cash.

From: Matins Davis
To: Max N. Paddy (Shiver Metimbers)
Date: 27 April 2005
Title: 2000 please?

Hello Max

Please can i get $2,000 before friday through WESTERN UNION TRANSFER ??? I needed it for very important thing,

let me know if you can send that to me before transfer of $45,000

Waiting to hear from you

Davis

 

 

I am disgusted that Davis wants even more money!

From: Max N. Paddy (Shiver Metimbers)
To: Matins Davis
Date: 24 April 2005

Mr. Davis,

What is going on? You promised me that the $45,000 payment would be the final payment that Mr. Shanks and myself would have to pay and NOW you are asking for yet MORE money ($2,000)?! I was going to send your $45,000 payment earlier this morning (Thursday), but after seeing your email below I thought it best to question you first.

Why are you asking for yet more money? You have now delayed the payment. I will not have time to send it today. You had better come up with a good explanation.

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: 28 April 2005
Title: re: 2000 please?

Mr Max,

The $2,000 I Asked for is part of the money that you will send to me
Mr Shanks is Aware of this when you are on your trip Germany i Requested for it
on phone. I am not asking for more money Rather then what we agreed on ,
if $2000 was sent then you have only $43,000 to send as remain money .

On your email where you stated that you are sending this money , you mentioned on
thursday or Friday which i don't know yet if you are sending it on that Day since you Said you have
alot to do in Your Office as you came back and their is alot to do in your Office

Now you have known the reasoning that it is part of the money that i requested .
can you still send the money today ??? their still more time Today or tomorrow morning


I hope to hear from you

Davis

I ignore Davis for a short while to make him sweat a little.

 

 

From: Matins Davis
To: Max N. Paddy (Shiver Metimbers)
Date: 27 April 2005
Title: re: 2000 please?

Hello Max,

I am waiting to hear from You as you said today you will make the payment

I hope to hear from you with the Receipts for the payment

Thank you

Davis

 

 

I want to kill off my character to screw with Davis's mind even more, but to do it all of a sudden would be suspicious, so I need to plant a "seed of impending doom" into his mind!

From: Max N. Paddy (Shiver Metimbers)
To: Matins Davis
Date: 29 April 2005

Mr. Davis,

I was going to make the payment this afternoon, however I became suspicious of a man who seemed to be following me very closely when I went to the bank. He followed me all the way from outside of my office, all the way to the front of the bank. I decided it was not safe to withdraw the money today.

I will make the payment to you on Tuesday, and you have my 100% guarantee on that. I cannot make the payment on Monday because it is a holiday here in the UK and the banks are closed.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Sincerely,

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

 

 

Davis can almost smell the cash!

From: Matins Davis
To: Max N. Paddy (Shiver Metimbers)
Date: 29 April 2005
Title: re: 2000 please?

 

Thank you sir, you are a wonderfull person

thank you

davis

 

 

The day of doom (erm, I mean payment) arrives. Time to let Davis know all is well, and to set up a call to me.

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

Mr. Davis,

I will be asking the transfer of the $45,000 later this afternoon. I need to get down to my bank after a meeting to withdraw the money and take it to my personal bank to make the transfer to you. I am hoping to get this completed before 3pm today (Tuesday). Please call me by 3pm today to confirm the payment details. My cellphone number is +44 87XX XXX XXX

Sincerely,

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

 

 

Well, it had to happen. There I was, minding my own business getting ready to make the $45,000 transfer to Davis and suddenly whilst I'm speaking to him on the phone, tragedy happens:

THE DEATH OF MAX N. PADDY - 748k MP3

Can things get any worse for Davis? They certainly can't get any worse for Max!

 

 

Davis tried to call me back, but of course I can't answer the phone because I'm dead. He contacts Ed Shanks by telephone and tells him he is worried and heard shots. He's very confused and is not sure what is going on. A. Skinner thinks Davis is genuinely worried that he may be dragged into a murder investigation!

Time to put together a newspaper item about my murder!

 

 

I mock up a fake newspaper article describing Max N. Paddy's death and get Ed Shanks to send it to Davis. Note the "419" reference on the watch and mobile phone.

From: Ed Shanks (A. Skinner)
To: Matins Davis
Date: 04 May 2005

Davis,

Do you know that Max has been robbed and murdered. What you heard on the telephone yesterday was a robbery and murder. We are all involved!!!
Mr. Kimble sent me a news clipping from the local paper. I attach it here for you to read.

What on earth have we got ourselves into? I suggest you call Mr. Kimble and notify the police. Respond ASAP.

Ed Shanks

Jim


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Later the same evening I received a message from A. Skinner to tell me that Davis had telephoned him in a state of agitation. Apparently he was worried about Max. Was unsure what was going on but he was sure he heard gunshots!

Davis later claims to be spending too much money on telephone calls, but A,. Skinner suspect he may be a little worried about being dragged into a real murder investigation!

 

 

Davis has had time to think about things, and is now very suspicious that the wool is being pulled over his eyes (I can't think why!). He send an email to both myself and Ed Shanks:

From: Matins Davis
To: Max N. Paddy & Ed Shanks
Date: 4 May 2005
Title: re: back

Gentlemen ,

You think I pick Money on the Floor ? I called you and told to hold while talking to somebody, it is time I close the you and Your Shanks issue, since you have refused to pick call again.

Mr. Shanks if this is how you and Max does your business, then I am sorry you need a change, Well I am tried of you tricks and lies.
From look of things we are not qualified to handle it , sometimes I wonder how you will handle this business with your style of business,

Please Mr. Shanks Do you not email me again since you are not capable take care of this business,

Davis

Oh dear - Davis appears to be upset!

 

 

As I can't reply to Davis myself (I am dead), Ed Shanks gets back to him:

From: Ed Shanks (A. Skinner)
To: Matins Davis
Date: 3 May 2005

Dear Davis,

I am literally SHOCKED at your tone to me. You made a deal with Max and I am sure he was planning on sending the $45K USD to you today. I don't know what happened. You have called me 8 times now, but at the present I have no answers. We will have to wait until one of us talks to Mr. Max.

Ed Shanks

 

 

A. Skinner contacts me to tell me Davis calls him on the phone and admits to also hearing sirens during my shooting!

He complains that this deal (otherwise know as "his scam") has been going on for many many months now and all he has for his trouble is telephone bills (shame!). He tells A. Skinner he won't be able to sleep tonight.

 

 

The next day Davis wakes up extremely suspicious, and is adamant he has been wronged (what drugs are these guys on?!). Time for him to issue us with some threats.

From: Matins Davis
To: Max N. Paddy & Ed Shanks
Date: 5 May 2005
Title: inforamation

Shanks,

You don't worry about it i will send the message FBI and then we will know where Max is, i Talk to a friend in USA who works with Airforce, he said he willl give information on one his Friend who is FBI, so when i get his number and i will information him on how Your So call mark has been operating by Changig his phone number on every two weeks,

I am very sure he is connected with OSAMA , I am sure he wanted the Funds help him America for second time or maybe UK,

SHANKS I need Max contact information on the hospital where the Body is at the monment,

I need his picture, INTL passport, Mr Kimble information as well.

I need his wife name and picture,

i have your contact information, don't tired changing it information.

VOA will pick it up because i am tell them everything. and larry King also will talk about it on CNN show.


Davis
NOTE,,,,,I NEED THE INFORMATION CONCERNING THE HOSPITAL BECOS FBI WILL
NEED IT PLS

Looks like Davis is starting to go a bit mental!

 

 

Ed Shanks writes back to say he needs information on Peter Jones before he will give out any further Max info as he suspects Peter Jones murdered Max as revenge! Shanks also tells Davis that he has no more money to give and that his church is his only support now.

 

 

More crazy rantings from Davis:

From: Matins Davis
To: Ed Shanks (A. Skinner)
Date: 5 May 2005
Title: I NEED THIS INFORMATION

Shanks

I am not giving you any information because you may be behind all of this. ,,, YOU SEE SOMETIME I THINK ARE GOING CRAZY .

Did Peter Jones murder Max? ,,,,, WHO IS MAX ?? PETER JONES WAS IN GHANA, YESTERDAY I WENT ASKED HIM FOR $18,000 USD FROM WHICH HE TOLD THAT HE NEVER MET MAX , THAT MAX NEVER SHOW UP TO MEET HIM , I AM NOW BELIEVING HIM WITH WHAT IS HAPPENING, LOOK YOU AND SO-CALL MAX ARE MAD AS LONG I AM CONCERNED,

AT YOUR AGE, YOU STILL PLAY GAMES LIKE THIS, I DON'T EVEN KNOW IF ARE WHOM CLAMED TO BE WITH THE AGE YOU GAVE TO ME, WELL NO PROBLEM I WILL KNOW WHEN FBI COME IN THIS CASE ,

DAVIS

This is great stuff! Strange though that even thiough Davis admitted Peter Jones was a thief some days ago, he was in Ghana with Davs yesterday?!

 

 

Davis, unable to control himself it seems, write again a few hours later:

From: Matins Davis
To: Ed Shanks (A. Skinner)
Date: 5 May 2005
Title: INFORMATION

Hello Shanks,

I SEE, you will not Surprise if Peter Killed Max,

Max that has no I.D to show when ask him one, FBI has told me not talk more much they will take over,

Do you know that Max is planing to use the Funds to attack Prime Minister Toni Bla of UK, He only decleared himself Death because he knows he will not be able to do what he intends doing before the Election, well that is the little story they believed Max need the money for ?

FBI has also goted information that Max company was not registered and it is not where he said it is located,

For your information I HAVE TOLD FBI ABOUT THE FOUNDS $27M WE ARE ABOUT TO TRANSFER INTO YOUR ACCOUNT, I know i will be question later on that and too as well,

LARRY KING Show this will take on for All America to know what is going and what we planed to use this money ,just the same where Micheal Jackson case is how the will do on Air CNN,

We want to know who killed Max and the kind of business he doing as well,

i sent Message to Ken Mehlman, The RNC Chairman, i beileved you know him very well , am sure he will reply this matter, the whole Americans will know verything if you DON'T PAY ME MY MONEY ALL EXPENSIVE I MADE

Waiting for you

Davis

Look like myself and A. Skinner are in deep shit with the FBI AND Larry King

 

 

Now, we decided to give Davis the telephone number of the morgue where Max's body is presently being kept, so that Davis could have a chat with the people there and get some kind of confirmation that Max is indeed dead. Of course, we didn't give him the number of a real morgue, instead we gave him the contact number of a fellow scambaiter who will be taking on the role of morgue attendant.

After we sent Davis the telephone number, he replied with the following:

From: Matins Davis
To: Ed Shanks (A. Skinner)
Date: 6 May 2005
Title: telephone

I WILL GIVE FBI THE NUMBER TO CALL HIM , I WILL NOT CALL HIM UNLESS I WAS TOLD TO CALL ,
SHANKS FBI CONTACTED INTER-POL YESTERDAY AND THE CALL ME, BUT I TOLD THEM I WAS IN A MEETING BUT I WILL MAKE IT TODAY.

SHANKS IF YOU DON'T TELL ME WHEN YOU WILL GIVE ME MY MONEY {EXPENSIVE} I WILL GIVE YOUR INFORMATION TO LARRY KING SHOW AND INTER-POL AS WELL FBI,

FOR YOUR INFORMATION EVEY PHONE NUMBER MAX GAVE TO ME TO CALL HAS BEEN GIVEN TO FBI AND NOW THEY ARE ASKING FOR YOUR INFORMATION,

QUESTION,,,,,ARE YOU PAYING ME THE MONEY ?? YES OR NO
IF YES IT MUST WITHIN 7DAYS,

IF YOU GIVE ME MY EXPENSIVE I MADE, I WILL NOT GIVE YOUR INFORMATIONS TO LARRY KING SHOW,
AND I WILL NOT TELL FBI ANY BAD STORY CONCERNING YOU,

BUT IF NO ,,THEN I WILL TELL LARRY KING,FBI, TALK SHOW IN VOICE OF AMERICA{VOA} AND YOU KNOW WHAT I WILL TELL THEM WHAT NEVER HAPPENED, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.

SHANKS YOU PLANED TO HELP A FAMILY WITH THEIR FUNDS,BUT IT WILL BE DIFFERENT THING NOW, IF MAX HAS THIS GAME TO PLAY THEN WE WILL PLAY IT TOGETHER, YOU KNOW WHATEVER I TELL FBI THEY WILL BELIEVED,

FOR MAX PART,WELL DO YOU KNOW THAT THEIR WAS BOMB THAT BLASSED A BULIDING KILLING MANY? WELL MAX YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT IT, AND I AM CONNECTING HIM TO THAT AS WELL.

YOU KNOW WHAT YOU AND MAX PLANNING DIFFERENT THING SAMPLE BUT I AM MAKING IT HARD FOR SOON IF I DON'T GET MY EXPENSIVE MADE , OR YOU WILL SPEND MORE,

I GOT INFORMATION AGAIN FROM FBI THAT THE NEWSPAPPER THAT WROTE ABOUT 419 MAX SENT TO YOU

DON'T ANYTHING ABOUT THAT STORY, AM SURE THEY WILL WANT TO KNOW HOW MAX DID THAT, WE YET TO KNOW IF THIS LAST NEWS ABOUT HIS DEATH REALLY HAPPEN

SHANKS REPLY ME AND TELL ME HOW MUCH YOU ARE PAYING ME AND WHEN, IF NOT .....

DAVIS

You just can't make this shit up!

 

 

Ed Shanks replies to tell Davis there is no money for him. Perhaps it would be a good idea for Davis to call Max's boss (played by Shiver Metimbers) who is looking after all the funeral arrangements and is the executor of Max's will:

From: Ed Shanks (A. Skinner)
To: Matins Davis
Date: 6 May 2005

Dear Friend Davis,

Look my friend, this is all getting to be more than I can take. My nerves are on edge. Can't you understand that I am broke? No greenbacks, no Euros, no cash, no USD
(at least not right now). Hold off on your demands.

On a happier note, I had a call last night from Mr. Bunchov Schitz who is the Director of Max's company which as you know is Dark Side Communications. Mr. Shitz is the person who will attempt to find a replacement for Max and is also the executor of his Will. He is now making arrangements for Max's funeral.

Sadly, I won't be able to attend. However, the good news is that I may be inheriting some cash from Max. He and I were very close until the end when he was shot (probably by Peter Jones).

I told Mr. Shitz about you, but did not mention all the threats you are making. You can tell him if you want. I'm sure that Max's company does not need all the negative publicity you have in store for them. Mr. Shitz can be reached at this email address: bunchov@the-dark-side.co.uk

I urge you to hold off on your threats. I am taking most of the day to attend a durarium with the Church of Milk and Honey. Blessings on them.

Sincerely,

Ed Shanks

 

 

UPDATE OCTOBER 21ST 2005

Sadly I have to report that my fun and frolics is well and truly over with Mr. Davis.

After the email to Davis above he quickly twigged that he had been taken for a very long ride and many many insults ensued. Of course, we reciprocated with some threats of ours own, and we both had a war of words for a few weeks afterwards, 99% of which is unrepeatable in polite society!

Davis's threats of getting the FBI involved, and even worse, Larry King never materialised.

I've had a few of Davis's email accounts shut down and have been generally trying to be a pain in his ass, but now instead of issuing me with threats he has taken to ignoring me!

I might just get back in touch with him as another possible victim sometime in the near future, but for now our journey has come to and abrupt end.

 

END.

 


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