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. Matt Pote is a brazen conman. Years of experience. Do not hire him or work for him. Caller: Eltham
Matt had his windows smashed the other night so he has now physically put his family in danger. He seemed surprised and wanted to know if we knew who might have done it. He still considers that he has only borrowed the money and will repay it like he promises. Could have been anyone of many many people he has stolen money from. He has conned atleast $150,000 that we know of but that is only what we know so probably much more that. I still urge people to report him. Do whatever is needed, completely legally to stop him.
Matt's wife Alison is a music teacher at a private Catholic school in Melbourne so earns a good wage. She knows what Matt is doing and doesn't stop him. His children Dillon, Isabelle and Isaac Pote know what he is doing too. Alison's mobile is 0423 596 442. 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.
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 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. 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. M&A POTE MASTER PAINTERS - the lies continue. "Promises" to repay. We are now taking legal action. Because of his ongoing criminal scamming it seems that the Magistrates Court, and the publicity as a result, will be the best way of dealing with the creature. He will end up paying our legal costs and probably end up behind bars. M & A POTE Master Painters - Cannot understand why Matt Pote hasn't been locked up - don't have anything to do with this conman/liar!! M & A Pote Master Painters Matthew Pote. We, like the others have been scammed.
PLEASE ANYONE MAKING A COMMENT make sure you list the business name at the start of the comment as well so it will show up in search engines. We searched the business name when choosing a painter looking for reviews but did not think to search his name. The more people that share their stories the sooner this Criminal face justice.
What a bitch his wife must be to allow this creature to continue his criminal ways ... perhaps she is an accomplice????? 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!
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. 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.
M & A POTE MASTER PAINTERS - Once again Mathew told me he was going to repay the $ he owed me but nothing transpired apart from a phone call each day with an excuse. He rang on Wed 18 Sept at 6.20pm to say he would be at my house in one hours time - he never arrived! That was the 12th time his promised payment never eventuates!!
I believe Mathew thinks he has done no wrong! He asked me to remove 'posts' because it's affecting his business. Is that the 'BUSINESS' of scamming and conning people. He has no conscience.
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