Well, now we’ve done it.
We’ve gone and annoyed Matt Taylor, who currently styles himself “Moai Power House UK Business Manager”. Taylor, whose previous titles have included “convicted injunction breacher“, “wannabe male escort“, and “f’kin’ daddy“, declared war on this blog a few weeks back, claiming he’d take us down, but now he’s extra-double-super irritated.
Our transgression, it seems, was questioning the veracity of John “King Crusty” Wanoa’s latest scam, the above-mentioned Moai Power House company. Whoops, our bad.
In a post to the hitherto unknown blog UK Maoi King William IV Party, Taylor demanded a retraction of a post in which we shared a video comparing Wanoa’s interview with a person who quite clearly was not Thailand-based billionaire Harald Link with a recording of the real Harald Link.
Oh, and here’s that explanation we asked for:
John is satisfied as to the identity of Harald Link, and I am happy that John is happy that Harald Link, is Harald Link.
Well, that clears that up, then.
And here is Wanoa’s take on the matter:
There are some issues about Harald Link that’s nobody’s business. Its between me and him. There is no fraud, no nothing, no one has been hurt, so I think we can drop that subject; forget about it, because it was all about Bitcoin and I’m not interested in Bitcoin. I was only interested in getting backing for my company.
I said no deal. I didn’t sign the deal, so that was the end of that. I didn’t want to put a signature of someone else having control of my company. Not at all.
So…he wanted an investor, but when he realised that Fake Harald Link was only interested in flogging bitcoin, he suddenly remembered that he didn’t want anybody else to have control of his company.
Scamming the scammer?
Wanoa’s explanation, such as it is, does seem to support Hoaxtead Research commenter and excellent blogger in his own right Smut Clyde, who noted that Wanoa might have genuinely believed he was speaking to the hilariously inept Link impersonator:
This is probably the same conman operating out of an internet cafe in Bangkok who’s been stringing Wanoa along for months with promises of bitcoins, and urging him to open the flow of finance by paying $$$ into a bank account… since he himself (as Thailand’s richest tycoon) is prevented from doing so by regulatory restrictions.
SC pointed out another Not-Harald-Link video which Wanoa appears to have broadcast from a somewhat institutional-looking room. [Maybe he just really likes the colour white?—Ed.]
Only this time, instead of an accent which fluctuated between Boris Badenov and Brüno Gehard, this Not-Harald sounds a little bit Irish*:
I am open to the possibility that there is more than one conman in the Bangkok cafe, a syndicate, taking turns listening to Wanoa’s interminable drivel. This one has more of an Oirish accent. …
Whatever they get out of him, they will have earned it many times over.
In any case, we’re looking forward to the real Harald Link’s reaction when he discovers that his name has been taken in vain by this bunch of clowns.
About that whole ‘dissolved company’ thing…
Meanwhile, Taylor hastens to explain that the reason the Maoi Power House Gas Electric Tidal Turbine Thingamajigger Whatsis company was compulsorily struck off by Companies House in January 2018 had nothing to do with its being a brazen attempt to separate the gullible from their cash.
No, Taylor says, it was because he’d had a “very stressful 2017-2018; and without reliable access to a computer and internet connection” (which were in the possession of the police for most of the time in question) he had somehow neglected to renew the company’s paperwork.
Apparently the fact that the company’s business manager had had his computers seized and was too stressed to fill in a few forms is supposed to reassure potential investors.
If you wish to reassure yourself further, and you are not prone to seasickness, feel free to check out some more of Wanoa’s grift at the MaoiPowerHouse site, where they are not even a little bit shy about demanding your money.
You’ll have a chance to browse through currency from the “Maoi Resreve World Bank” (we shit you not), featuring the very self-same Matt Taylor as proud PM of whatever half-baked fantasy Wanoa has cooked up:
You will be further rewarded with masterpieces of jiggery-pokery such as…whatever in hell this is supposed to be:
As for Taylor’s demand that we remove all claims that this thing is a scam, or face his wrath, we would refer him to the reply given in Arkell v. Pressdram.
*And by Irish, we mean “like Andy Devine”. Sorry for the error. Serves us right for falling asleep while Wanoa was waffling on.