June 18th, 2011.
Does anyone know this Matthew Fox from a company Fox Draper. He also goes under the name of Matthew Terry.
The little weazel conned me out of some money for telemarketing services which I stupidly paid for upfront and he has now disappeared.
Do you know him? Have you had a similar experience? please let me know.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN DEFRAUDED BY MATTHEW FOX PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW SO THAT WE CAN COLLECT EVIDENCE AGAINST HIM AND RECOVER OUR MONEY
Here’s the ruse he used:
He promised to bring in leads and said I would only pay him the remainder of the funds once he had bought in an agreed volume of qualified meetings.
He asked me to set up an email account which he could use in our name. He provided a contract and an address at Witheringdon Hill, Burwash Common, TN19 7JN, or at Unit 3 Bedgebury business Park, Goldhurst, TN17 2QZ (or 2Q2)
All seemed legitimate but once the money was paid we never heard from him again.
Since posting the blog post I have spoken to two companies who were about to deal with him but found this blog post first. For them he claimed to have worked for Eroll E-commerce, D3R Media in Chichester. For us he claimed to have worked for Screen Pages.
If you do speak to him and confront him then he will pretend that the reason I have posted this blog is that we fell out. This is not true – we never had a chance to fall out as he disappeared with my cash before we even got started.
Anyway please do add your comments below if you have had a similar experience or know how I can get hold of him.
Subsequent to this post and the subsequent uncovering of further businesses who have been similarly affected Matthew Fox/Draper/Terry was arrested in April 2012. He initially pleaded not guilty to the 16 charges of fraud against him.
The day before trial he pleaded guilty to the offences.
On November 22nd he was given a prison sentence of 18 months for all crimes to run concurrently (so 18 months in all). Below you can see the posts that started this process off.
Personally it gives me no pleasure to see Matthew in prison but hopefully some good will come out of this. I believe all victims are still waiting for their money to be paid back which I presume is unlikely.
Thank you to all those who found my post and commented