Until recently I was unaware of Elliot Davis, aka Elliot Nero Davis. After it was too late I discovered that there are traces of him on the internet, detailing the numerous times he has defrauded people in the Boston area, giving false pretenses in order to get some money from them. I've created this blog so that more information can be gathered and disseminated in order to help stop him.
What Elliot Davis does is approach people on the street, describe a situation such as having a flat tire or a towed car, then seeks assistance (in cash) from the person he cons into believing his story. He's reasonably good at it, and plays on people's emotions when he describes a situation any of us might get into. As you can see from the picture in the sidebar, Elliot Davis is a well dressed man, perhaps in his 50s. A button shirt, tie, there's a professional and sober appearance about him. He wasn't looking for very much from me, but it seems he can ask up to the $60-80 range. If you are swayed by what he says, and his proof and assurances that he'll pay you back, then you have lost your money.
Various locations of incidents involving Elliot Davis have been around the Boston University campus, Government Center, Back Bay, JP, and at Cambridge locations such as Central Square and the MIT campus, at each of them apparently numerous times. He has been written about in a local paper too.
He doesn't seem shy about giving his real name, his real cell phone number(s), or even running into people he has already conned. I don't know the extent of how mentally unstable he may be, but it can certainly be said he is a sociopathic personality: lawless, deceptive, remorseless.
Please use the comments box to give any more information about this conman, and I will re-post any further details I have here.