I met someone online three weeks ago.
Supposedly an electrical engineer from Miami. Went to Lagos for one week to do an electrical job. Now is in Dubai to sign contract on another electrical job.
Left his wallet, debit card, credit cards, drivers license, etc. in the room. Now he is in Dubai and the supposedly hotel manager said for me to western union (this is what he told me) $150.00 to him at the hotel and he will Fed-Ex or UPS the items to my home address.
Upon receipt, the engineer will give me his password to the Bank of America account so he can access his account.
I feel very strange about this especially since he said that he talked to the bank to notify them to lock his account until further notice.
Can you please help me with this? I am so scared to do this. It almost sounds like a form of money laundering or something.
I will be happy to answer anything additional that I know if you need anything further. I am on a fixed income and so afraid this might be a scam.
I am supposed to call him in the next hour or so and let him know if I will be doing this tomorrow.
Please try to help me. I am very scared. Thank you, Linda