I had the same experience he took a deposit from my parents and they never saw him again. He did them out of $1000 - SCAMMER - Watch Out Caller: 0412 247 863
I did some work for Matthew Pote in December 2018 and he has failed to pay me. He acknowledges the debt. I have taken legal proceedings against him. I am know for a fact that he has scammed several other clients either by taking prepayment for work and not doing it, or my case getting me to do his work, promising to pay me money and then not paying. In my situation he charged the client over 3 times the amount that I actually did the job for, stating that they would get two coats of paint and he asked me to only apply one coat. He has failed to pay the money he owes me by the the due date and we are now going into the second stage of legal proceedings against Mr Pote. He will not be getting away with this. I know for fact his family are also aware of his activities and his fraudulent behaviour as I have spoken to his brother. Allegedly he has a gambling problem, and allegedly has no conscience whatsoever in regards to who he fleeces money from, including his family and friends. Do not have any dealings which involve money with this person, particularly if he is asking for prepayment or a loan. I never ask for prepayment on my work - I do the job properly, and then I ask to be paid. If you have been scammed by Mr Pote please take it further (legally) as his fraudulent activity needs to be stopped.
Matt is still working and scamming people and his wife has a good job. His kids go to private school and participate in many extra curricular activities. He lives at 23A Airlie rd. Montmorency. He has conned tens of thousands of dollars in his scams. Probably more. He is a professional conman. Very good with the pity stories and tears. Legal proceedings are getting nowhere so a letter is being sent to paint stores and evidence is being gathered to stop this thief. Steven Davis Painting, above, is being proactive and is happy to hear from you. A Current Affair may be next. Same Problem. Quoted and begged for payment up front, then blubbed and wanted to borrow money both of which we did.
Got another painter to do some of the work but defaulted on paying him too.
Incomplete work and we are out of pocket about $9000.
Trades on his father's good name and reputation ( Father is a terrific chap but now retired)
Matthew is a shocker. Don't have a bar of him!
Matt Pote is a brazen conman. Years of experience. Do not hire him or work for him. As friends of the family we lent Matt many thousands of dollars to help him out only to learn he conned us and we will probably never get our money back. Wish we'd seen this site beforehand. Do not work for him or use him. Caller: No one
Matt pote is a sleezy conman that makes inappropriate comments to young women and rips off anyone he can, with his sob story routine.
Reading all these comments it’s pretty obvious that he is getting worse.
I don’t understand why he hasn’t been locked up. Hopefully Karma will visit him soon!
For the 3rd time Matthew has promised to repay the money he owes me!!
When you read all the 'reviews' there is no doubt this man has any intention of repaying anyone!! He certainly doesn't realise how scamming people can affect their lives!
Matthew you are a brazen conman who has no conscience! We all hope that one day, very soon, Karma will prevail.
Matt Pote has failed to pay any money back to the people he has conned. Some of them over $10,000. Most people will never get their money back. He is still trading, his wife works and he has a home at 23A Airlie Rd. Montmorency. If you want to help stop him doing this to other people you can contact Steven Davis Painting (posted above). He would like to gather as much information as he can to stop this conman. Had known the family for many years so had him do a job for a relative. What a mistake. Only did 1/2 a job but took all the money as my relative fell into the trap of him having to pay his mortgage. Our kids had been friends for years and thought he was a straight up fellow but it could not be further from the truth. I am surprised he is not in jail for fraud. Matt pote is a scammer and con man. I don’t know how this guy is still working as a painter, I’ve come across many of his clients over the years and they all say the same thing ‘he took our money and never came back’. The sad thing is, a lot of these people are elderly and vulnerable. Pote is absolutely shameless, he should be locked up, don’t know how he’s been able to get away with it for so many years. Mathew Pote is a con man This guy is a thief and scammer don't use him. He ripped off my brother and I've heard of other instances of preying on the elderly and scamming them for cash.
A theif and criminal this bloke not a painter, he should be locked up.
I encourage everyone to tell as many people as you can about Matt. Friends , neighbours, paint stores. Contact ScamWatch and A Current Affair. Do not take his phone calls. Remember he is a professional conman and thinks he can make you feel sorry for him. Texts are a record of your conversation. He has no morals, human decency or conscience. We have to stop him. Mathew Pote is a complete scumbag and needs to be locked up! Mathew promised to return $900 to me Wed 8th May - another lie!! When will this conman be stopped? Please report him to police!!! My neighbour and I are also victims of this creature. This morning we reported him to Box Hill police. it may require other "victims" to report him for something to be done about him! We have experienced the same as everyone else. He has 'borrowed' money, with the promise of repaying but of course he hasn't. Worked for half a day and has not been seen since - promises he will return..... Obviously has some kind of money issues - His address is 23A Airlie Rd. Montmorency. His wife is Alison who knows what he is doing.
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