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Shrewsbury Slop Monkey On Food Stamps Wants More Food Stamps For “Sick” Mom, Has Been Scamming People With Fake Tickets And Merchandise For Years

Shrewsbury Slop Monkey On Food Stamps Wants More Food Stamps For “Sick” Mom, Has Been Scamming People With Fake Tickets And Merchandise For Years

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Here’s your scam artist of the day – John Provost out of Shrewsbury….

As you can see, this able bodied man clearly is deserving of being on disability while collecting food stamps:

Only $15 a month though. Can you imagine the horror?

Oh, and his Mom, who also can’t work, only gets $15 a month in stamps too, so she’s obviously hangry.

But it turns out this isn’t the first time John Provost has used his mother as a way to scam people out of money…..

A Worcester Magazine staff member received two separate phone calls this week from individuals, one of whom said he was calling from Chicago and the other who claimed he was calling from Los Angeles, both suggesting Worcester Magazine write a story about Provost to help get the word out since he was selling the collection because his mother is sick, both men said. The men used similar phrases, such as “I talked to him on the phone last night” and claiming “he (John) doesn’t know I’m calling.” Both men also claimed Provost had recently been in “a bad car accident.”

This was three years ago.

He’s also been accused in online forums of being a professional con artist who sells KISS equipment from his days as a drummer, and uses imaginary deaths in the family in order to push it on people:

I saw this CL ad today and sent a response asking for more info. $895 for an 8 piece Ludwig set, hardware, cymbals and cases seems like a pretty good deal especially if everything is top of the line. If the person that played them was a touring pro I would assume they could be nice. I got three emails from the person asking me to call for details within two hours. It just seemed kind of pushy and I did’nt leave my number either. I googled his number and it came up from Worcester Mass which made me suspicious because someone out of there sells tons of crap all the time with no luck. It also said JProv as part of the email and I seem to recall a John Provost as someone that has been black balled over the years. I googgled the name and number and it is him. Anyone remember this name? I’m pretty sure this has to be bogus and using a death in the family seems pretty tacky to me if it’s not true. If I am making a mistake then I am sorry. It just smells funny to me and if I can save someone else some agrivation and avoid a possible ripoff, then it’s worth it. Thanks!

The YouTube video was posted March 5, 2014 with the following description: “Massive 20,000 piece Kiss, Rock N Roll, Vintage games, Jewelry Collection for Sale!! To inquire about the collection, contact John by phone 774 300 7222 or email at [email protected]

He’s evolved over time though. His previous scam was a Red Sox mobile, which the Turtlegram and Gazette fawned over when he randomly drove it to Clinton, parked it, and used it as a magnet to attract small children:

“I dreamed as a kid of pitching for the Boston Red Sox,” he said, admitting that dream didn’t come true. An out-of-work drummer, he has seen some hard times. He is living on food stamps, but said he takes some of his food stamps to buy food for people who need help.

How does he afford to buy comforters to give away? He puts them on his credit card, he said. Provost said, once he gets some more work done on the car, and perhaps takes it to some events so children can have their picture taken with it, he will be selling it. The money will go to pay off the car, then help his mother with medical bills. Provost said she has cancer and was rushed to the hospital Wednesday. Any extra money would go to the Jimmy Fund and the Boston children’s cancer center.

So let me get this straight. This guy was out of work as a “drummer” 10 years ago, and was collecting taxpayer funded food stamps. Fast forward to 2018 and he is still not off of government assistance. It’s almost as if ratchets will treat handouts as a lifestyle instead of the the helping hand to self sufficiency that they are supposed to be used for.

Oh, and he parked in in a handicapped spot. Great guy.

This was in 2008. He literally wrote shit all over his car in order to get people to give him money because his Mom was rushed to the hospital with cancer. I hate when that happens. Sometimes you just wake up in the middle of the night with cancer. It’s the worst. It’s now ten years later and Mom is still alive and on food stamps, but he’s still using her to guilt people into giving him money.

And in case you ladies were in the market for a middle aged, unemployed scam artist, he’s on the prowl….

Provost, who is 41 and single, said he is not only looking for a job as a drummer, if the right band comes along, but is “looking for a nice, pretty Red Sox fan to go to games with me.”

Any pretty Red Sox fans out there wanna go to games with him? You’re paying!!

He was also interviewed by this blogger when no one wanted to buy his graffiti covered Saturn:

Local drummer John Provost may be the most fanatical sports fan I have ever met. I’m from Philly, so that’s really saying something. After the Sox won it all in 2007, the Worcester, Mass. native bought the cherry red Saturn ION with suicide doors (pictured above) and tricked it out with all manner of Red Sox frippery. It even has autographs on the dashboard(!). Since that time, Provost has fallen on hard times. He filed for bankruptcy not long ago and last year he nearly lost an arm—the one with a tattoo of Taz playing the drums—in an accident. But with his birthday coming up in just a few weeks, he wants to do something special. “It’s been such a rough year,” Provost says, while wearing a Red Sox hat, shoes, turtleneck, and commemorative World Series medallion necklace. “This year I want to have the best birthday in the world by going to Red Sox spring training in Ft. Myers.” One of you can help him get there by buying his car.

If you’re 41 years old and still think you are owed something because it’s your birthday, you are the textbook definition of a loser. Gotta love how he tried to milk people into giving him a free trip to spring training though. This time it was him nearly losing an arm, with his favorite tattoo on it nonetheless!! Oh, and those autographs on the dashboard are definitely authentic. Definitely. I’m sure he’s got Curt Schilling and Manny Ramirez on speed dial.

Notice he said that he filed for bankruptcy. There’s a reason for that: 

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ow does he afford to buy comforters to give away? He puts them on his credit card, he said.

See what his scam is? He’s the nice guy who cares about the homeless. He gives them his food stamps. He cares for his mother, who is ALWAYS dying. He spends all this money to help them out, but he’s using a credit card in order to do so. Then he never pays the credit card company and he files for bankruptcy and starts all over again.

He also had a fraudulent ticket scam going too:

Sue continues to claim Provost is known locally in Nashville “as a creep and a lier.” Another commenter posted: “he ripped me off of tickets/money to CMA festival in Nashville,” and claimed that Provost told him that he was recently in a bad car crash and “so on and so on.

During a recent phone call, Provost confirmed he once lived in Nashville and owned a ticket agency, however, he says all accusations of scams are false. Provost insists he has never scammed someone. When asked about the Red Soxmobile, Provost offers, “Yeah, I had it changed over to a KISS car.” Provost confirms he was attempting to sell the car in 2009 because his mother was sick and says he had it changed to a KISS car because “nobody wanted it” in 2009 as a Red Soxmobile.

HAHAHHAHA!! He took his “Redsoxmobile” and painted over it with a bunch of KISS stuff. That will make people wanna buy it. Notice he’s got more lies going to get people to buy the tickets he doesn’t own though. This time around it was a bad car crash.

Oh, and he’s still up to his old tricks. Now he’s selling drum sets

Judas Priest tickets for sold out shows

Tom Petty “super rare autographed” guitars and memorabilia

KISS collections

Ozzy and Black Sabbath autographed memorabilia

And so much more on his publicly viewable Facebook page. The same exact shit he’s been doing for the last 10 years now. But hey, when you’re collecting money from the government, the only way to make sure those checks keep coming in is by earning money under the table by scamming other people out of it with fake tickets, fake memorabilia, and cheap Saturns with fake autographs on it.

Not that you’d be tempted to give this slop monkey your hard earned money, but in case you were thinking about it you might as well take that money and buy something from the Turtleboy store instead.

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23 Comment(s)
  • GM
    January 12, 2018 at 10:07 am

    No new posts at all by Mr. Provost, great work TB!

  • GM
    January 2, 2018 at 9:27 am

    From his old FB page that is still up:

    John Provost
    September 11, 2017 · Westborough, MA ·

    Hi all I need your help they lowered my disability check to 57.00 per month and My cable got shut off and I’m behind on my rent. And car insurance. If anyone can help let me know. Thanks.

    Ps. If anyone can help with a shaws or price chopper gift card for my mom that would be so nice. I’m trying to sell all my drums and rock and roll collection to help my mom and get my life back on track. There’s so many people out there who can help. And I really need a blessing. Thanks.

  • GM
    December 31, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    He’ s deleted all his scam postings on FB, all that’s left are stupid cat videos. What a fraud.

  • GM
    December 30, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    More rambling bullshit:

    John Provost added 21 new photos — looking for recommendations.
    October 20 ·

    Hi everybody this is John on a serious note my mom was in a really bad car crash yesterday and my moms car is totaled I need to sell everything that I own is soon as possible so I can help buy my mom a nice used car I am selling eight drum sets 110 symbols tons of stands plus I’m selling my whole rock ‘n’ roll collection signed guitar is drumheads rear kiss items Beatles items and more and also this Sunday is my mom‘s 72nd birthday if anybody has any nice gift cards for restaurant I can take my mom to this Sunday please let me know also if anybody knows of a nice one owner used carAdd a reasonable price please call me as soon as possible my number is 774-303-1984 please keep my mom in your prayers thank you very much have a blessed day and a great weekend.

    Here’s all my drum gear I’m selling. Thanks.

    • Rif Rankin
      December 30, 2017 at 6:32 pm

      Take her to that Scottish restaurant- McDonalds!

      • Rif Rankin
        December 30, 2017 at 6:35 pm

        No I don’t know where you can get a 1 owner used car but I DO know where you can get her a nice yellow bicycle- cheap!

  • PC
    December 30, 2017 at 4:31 am

    I knew him back in 80s and was a weirdo. Met him in line at the Centrum waiting for concert tickets.

    We called him “$3 bill” because he was as odd as finding one. Always over tried to be a friend.

    Had to threaten him on many occaisions to keep away.

    None of this surprises me.

  • Smearing Feces
    December 29, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    Wait a second, Judas Priest sold out a concert? In 2017? Were they playing at an Elks or some shit? Who opened for them? W.A.S.P.?

    • Well, you asked...
      December 30, 2017 at 5:11 am

      White Snake was playing.
      Burned the house down.

      • Jugular
        December 30, 2017 at 8:41 am

        Well you asked…I think you meant Great White.

    • Jugular
      December 30, 2017 at 8:39 am

      Smearing Feces. Sold out 4000 seats . Pretty simple.

  • GM
    December 29, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    He’s deleted the post looking for Shaw’s cards on FB, he’s so full of shit. It will be a different sob story the next time…

  • It can happen
    December 29, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Some people are rushed to the hospital for what turns out to be cancer…..my mom was yelling for me to call the ambulance 22 years ago because she woke up and couldn’t walk…..brought her to umass and they said she had cancer throughout her body and she died 4 days later

    • 2wEntEe
      December 29, 2017 at 4:11 pm

      Sorry for your loss.

      And yes, you are correct. A similar thing happened to one of my close relatives. It sucks. I wish it didn’t go down like that. BUT I didn’t capitalize on it to fuck people over with fake ass bullshit.

      • Bdnsnsn
        December 30, 2017 at 12:21 am

        Oh by no means am I defending what appears to be an obvious scam artist…..just wanted to know that aspect of the blog is actually possible.

  • 2wEntEe
    December 29, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Tom Brady autographed my Turtleboy hoody.
    $2,000 cash. Small bills only. Nothing over $20

  • oiniononi
    December 29, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Where does it say any of these things are fake? It’s just a dude selling some crap…I’m confused where the scam is.

    • Uncle Randy
      December 29, 2017 at 2:18 pm

      He obviously doesn’t own any of this shit, dumb fuck.

      • hnuionbiubn
        December 29, 2017 at 3:10 pm

        The headline says it’s all fake.

        Now you’re saying he’s going around robbing houses and selling it all? And he’s never been arrested or charged?

    • Scam me outside
      December 30, 2017 at 9:27 am

      Call him up and try to buy something and find out for yourself !

  • Howie
    December 29, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Seems like every wacko has a scam going on. Fueled by the internet mostly. Why work ?

  • GM
    December 29, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Kudos to Turtle Boy, this guy is a 1st-class scam artist.

    • Scam me outside
      December 30, 2017 at 9:36 am

      Appears wasted in every pix. There’s a clue.

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