Emese Fajk: Inside the Block, the tense life of the international con artist in paradise
Emese Fajk is “hiding” in Madeira – a chain of Portuguese islands in the North Atlantic – where she is known as Abigel Fuchs and has a spectacular new hairstyle.
While hiding on an island off the coast of Portugal, the “international con artist” accused of trying to cheat The Block was said to have been negligent.
This is what her despised ex-lover says, who claims that Emese Fajk was again caught falsifying bank statements.
Fajk, 28, reportedly sent her new landlord in the city of Funchal a screenshot from “ANZ bank” showing that she had “paid” the rent on her two-bedroom apartment.
But there was a critical error in the supposedly auto-generated receipt: it said his payment was made on April 9, 2020 – the wrong year.
“This is… proof that it has been tampered with and falsified, and that it is wrong,” said Fajk’s recent boyfriend, Steve Silva. (Fajk was approached for comment).
Daily Mail Australia revealed this weekend that Fajk left Australia on February 18 for a new life.
She lives in Madeira, a chain of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, under the name ‘Abigel Fuchs’, while sporting a spectacular new look and diving hobby.
This bank transfer slip allegedly provided by Emese Fajk showed her she was paying an owner $ 4,215 – but the date indicated that the payment was made on April 9, 2020, in an apparent typo
Fajk’s departure from Australia came two months after his unsuccessful offer to buy Jimmy and Tam’s winning home on the country’s top-rated reality TV show was revealed.
But Fajk, who described herself as a cybersecurity expert who worked with the United Nations, was never able to pay for the property she bought at auction.
This was despite sharing allegedly forged ANZ screenshots with Nine, which showed she had paid the outstanding $ 4.2 million.
Messages between Fajk and her owner in Madeira, obtained exclusively by Daily Mail Australia, show that she appears to be walking a dangerous tightrope abroad.
‘Tic toc toc toc’: Problem in paradise
After Fajk’s new boyfriend recently learned his real identity, she texted his landlord to warn him that the police had gone outside his apartment.
“Steve is here with the police after he’s been… harassing me all day and I’ve talked to a lawyer and they can’t enter the building but the police won’t talk to me,” she said. declared.
“What he says is all BS but I don’t want to see any doors knocking.
The owner replied ‘scammer! So what’s the plan? ‘ before grilling it if it had destroyed the other local Airbnb it had stayed in, as the “police told me yesterday”.
“You bailed out without paying from there. ”
Daily Mail Australia got WhatsApp messages between Emese Fajk (in gray) and her owner (in green)
In posts, owner accuses Fajk of bailout without paying from an Airbnb
‘Tic toc tic toc’ he warns her while waiting for her payment of 200 euros
Fajk replied, “No, but I’m not going to discuss it.”
Fajk said she was going to pay the owner 200 euros on Wednesday. The owner warned: “Wednesday. Do not forget.
‘Tic toc tic toc. Better be careful soon (your) passport photo will be on all the trees in Funchal. Hahah. ‘
Fajk responded, with a laughing emoji, “Maybe that’s what I’m aiming for? Free advertising? ‘
The owner, who Daily Mail Australia agreed not to name, shared an image of the bank slip Fajk sent him showing the wrong date and the money that never came.
Accused of having repeatedly falsified bank slips
The latest screenshot is just one of many fake banking information produced by Fajk, who briefly studied photography at Sapienta University in Cluj Napoca, Romania.
The Block executive producer Julian Cress received two screenshots of Fajk last year. She claimed the screenshots showed she paid the deposit of $ 426,500 and the final settlement of $ 4,072,951 for Jimmy and Tam’s Palm Springs-style home.
But that money never arrived and its method of transfer – payments made through Internet banking to the PEXA goods exchange platform – was unusual. Fajk blamed an anonymous transport agent for the failure of the transaction.
Two other former acquaintances – a graphic designer and another alleged ex-boyfriend – have since come forward to claim they were victims of similar scams by Fajk.
Fajk denied sending one of the leaflets and did not respond to a request for comment on the other.
But it is The Block scandal that continues to harass Fajk, who went on to claim to have $ 4 million from her ex-boyfriend, Mr. Silva, as late as April 15.
“Yes, the money has been returned, but it is in a trust account,” she told Mr. Silva in a Whatsapp message that day. “I never said it was all my money either. On the contrary. Everyone who was involved knew that most of the money was not mine.
Emese Fajk briefly found a new flame in cryptocurrency trader Steve Silva upon arriving in Madeira. Above, during a meeting
Good place to get away from it all: The archipelago of Madeira (bottom right, in a green circle) lies off the coast of Portugal and the northwestern tip of Africa – far from Australia
Too bad for that: Emese Fajk, “cybersecurity expert”, placed the winning bid of 4.2 million dollars on the carefully renovated Block House of Jimmy and Tam … but it never arrived
Fajk also claimed she had to pay lawyers, a publicist and a reputation management company in Australia.
“The strategy for dealing with all this mess is going to be completed this month,” she said. “And I’m a little done with the publicist. ”
But in a sort of confession, Fajk admitted to Mr. Silva that she was hiding her troubles in Madeira, some 18,000 km from Melbourne.
– Yes, you’re right, I’m hiding. No law … If I had been in trouble with the law, I could not have left (Australia).
‘I hide from my problems and my life.’
Fajk did not respond directly to questions about the new ANZ Bank screenshots, except to say her ex-boyfriend “crossed some lines” and spoke to the media after “he didn’t. couldn’t force me to do anything “.
Social media snapshots show that life doesn’t look too bad in Madeira.
Fajk is regularly photographed in wetsuits after dives off the coast and shares photos of her morning cup of coffee on Instagram several times a week.