Online Dating Scammer
He goes by the name of Edward Micheal from England. He tells you he is a petroleum engineer with his own business in safety.
Next comes a scenario of obtaining contracts through the Commonwealth. For me there were three he was working on - Africa, Canada, and Singapore. Just so happens I live in one of those countries, so waited for the outcome. Africa was first. Suddenly all his staff deserted him once he left England, and his hotel payment was "lost in space" due to poor internet connections.
He asked for money, I said I didnt have any to send him and he dropped it for awhile after making me feel hugely guilty. Then about two weeks later when he was supposed to be finishing up - the equipment that was to be shipped from England was held in port due to changes in shipping laws.
He asked for money again. Enter Mr. Micheal Bunger with Airpost International. I was supposed to send the money to him. Everything looks legitimate - from the website to emails. But because Edward Micheal cannot access his accounts or contact Mr. Bunger by email, was asked to do it on his behalf.
Everything I checked from the internet issues in Africa to the website for Airpost International seemed to support his claim. But I did notice a lot of discrepancies in the website and attempted to contact the "info" email on the site with no response.
His original contract was to be 30 days, at sixty days he was still asking me to send money to Mr. Bunger. I have family in engineering though and they suggested I send their email address to Mr. Micheal advising the possibility of a contract with their company.
My family member felt that if Mr. Micheal was an honest businessman he would contact them. Not only did Mr. Micheal not contact my family member - he stopped speaking to me completely after I sent him the information.
It is really hard to detect online scams - but I am certain he was scamming me. What bothers me is the "accomplice" Mr. Bunger - I learned not to trust websites on the net as well. Make sure you look very closely.