Monday, January 2, 2012

Michael Butler - Nigerian Scammer from internet dating site

Here is a letter from a reader who met a Nigerian scammer on Here is the story and the scammer's info so you can all avoid him like the plague:

Here is how he started with me back on November 12 2011...He claimed to be an Architect living in San Francisco making a trip to work on a 5 Star Hotel In Benin. He said he couldnt get at his funds yet, and asked that I send him $200 Western Union to a man he said was a business partner named Henry Morgan in Nigeria.
He always had a reason that he couldnt fly back to San Francisco, and he always had some reason he needed me to send more money promising to pay me back more then I ever sent him.
Once this hotel remodel was finished he said he also had an import export business dealing oil, and he would have to stay over there even longer. Beggged me to send more money. He gave my cell number to another partner Greg Richardson. He was terribly rude and I would yell at him on the phone and get him all worked up. He ended up calling Michael and I both liars and stopped calling and texting me after I threatened to change my cell number. Just a team of horrible people working the Match dot com website.
I have phoned Match and sent complaints about this idiot.
He always sends sappy love letter emails. He like to send music videos of his favorite band Westlife, the song
Flying Without Wings, He is sometimes really hard to understand on the phone because of his thick accent which he claims is French, I bet it is Nigerian now that I know better. I told him he lacked verbal skills and not to call me because he is too hard to understand.

Here are some of his flowery emails :

From: Michael Butler
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 11:30 PM
Subject: Changes...
Life is so unpredictable. Changes always come along, in big or small ways. I don't know what happened that this sudden change has turned my world upside down. I don't know exactly what it is, it just hit me, but there is something really special about you.

It might be all the things I see on the surface, the things that everyone notices and admires about you, qualities, capabilities and a wonderful smile obviously connected to a warm and loving heart; these things set you apart from everyone else. But it may also be the big things ... the person you really are that I hope to know more someday. And it might also be the little things ... the way we talk online for hours as if we have know each other for a long time. I'll receive so much joy just being able to see a smile in your eyes. If I ever figure out the magic that makes you so special, I'd probably find out that it's a combination of all these things. You are a rare combination of so many special things. You are really amazing.

Inside of me there is a place where my sweetest dreams reside, where my highest hopes are kept alive, where my deepest feelings are felt and where my favorite memories are safe and warm. I find that you're on my mind more often than any other thought. Sometimes I bring you there purposely just to make my day much more brighter. But more often, you surprise me and find your own ways into my thoughts. There are even times when I awaken, I realize that you've been a part of my dreams. Then during the day, when my imagination is free to run, it takes me into your arms and allows me to linger there knowing there's nothing I'd rather do. I know my thoughts are only reflecting the loving hopes of my heart because whenever they wander, they always take me to you.

Only the most special things in my world get to come inside my heart and stay. And now, I realize how deeply my life has been touched by you.

Have a wonderful day...


From: Michael Butler <>;

Sent: Fri, Dec 30, 2011 11:08:29 PM
I know I am in love because I see you no matter what I am doing. I know I want to be with you, not just with you, but share everything with you. Just being close to you is not enough for me. I want to be a part of you. A part of your life forever. I never have to wonder if you love me. You complete me, my mind, my body, my heart, and my soul.
You're my best friend, my lover, and my soul mate. You have been there and supported me like no other has before. I'm lost without you. I love you more then life itself. There are no words that I can say to truly tell you how much I really love you. I couldn't picture myself without you in my life. You are perfect for me in everyway possible and I want to spend the rest of my life with you.
You give me reason to strive for more. I learn more and more from you every day. My heart is forever yours. I know saying I love you is a powerful, yet I feel it's not enough. It feels great to actually love and be loved in return. My life was a wreck before now. I never thought it would change, but you came into my life and everything took a turn for the best. You show me the value of life. You give me the most amazing feelings inside. I know we have only known each other for a short time now, but I know our love will last a lifetime. I can't wait until I am your husband. I love you with all of my heart. I am forever yours, Sweetheart.

From: Michael Butler []
Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 4:34 AM
Subject: Invitation...
My Lady,
It doesn't interest me what you do for a living, I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing. It doesn't interest me how old you are I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love for your dreams for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon...I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow if you have been opened by life's betrayals or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain.
I want to know if you can sit with pain mine or your own without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it. I want to know if you can be with joy mine or your own if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful be realistic to remember the limitations of being human.
It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another
to be true to yourself. If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy. I want to know if you can see beauty even when it is not pretty every day.
And if you can source your own life from its presence. I want to know if you can live with failure yours and mine
and still stand on the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, "Yes."
It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up
after a night of grief and despair weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done to feed the children.
It doesn't interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire,with me and not shrink back.
It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.
Good morning my lady, I hope you slept well


  1. I can see how a smooth talker like this could touch the heart of an emotionally vulnerable women, Has he been stopped now? arrested? keep us updated about this wicked man.

  2. I unfortunately was a victim to his scam. In my head I know the minute he asked me for money that this was wrong. I guess I needed the attention and he said all the right things. I met him on and he told me all the same stories and he even faked a heart operation for me to send him money and I like I foul I did. It is was in 2009 when I had just broken up with my ex and was very vulnerable. God forgive me he almost took me for everything I had. I am wiser now and this will NEVER happen to me again. I hope in the end this CREEP will get everything that is coming to him because sooner or later he will mess up and will be caught.

  3. Oh dears, I am so sorry to hear this. I've known Michael for some time now. He indeed is a very smooth talker, knows to push the right buttons, even his English is very good, much better than the average scammer. Also received all of the above emails. The last one actually is a poem taken from the internet, called "The nvitation', by Oriah Mountain Dreamer. Unfortunately nobody has been able to stop Michael yet, he's been trying to get money from me for months now, his truck with oil had been seized, he was in an accident and in hospital (his friend Henry phoned me to let me know) then he had typhoid and now he is about to lose his internet connection and to be thrown out of his hotel. But begs me to send money, so he can finally come over to be with me, as if that is ever going to happen. One thing is for sure, he's not gonna get any money from me. It's time this guy got caught and to be honest, I would love to see that.

  4. funny how this seems to be a common story. I also was approached by a smooth talking man, that said he loved me and blah blah blah...I nearly fell for it but was on my toes. I investigated and low and behold the same words from above was sent to me (exactly) just today. I often wonder why men think women have little in the way of brains. I could have given this man my heart but thankfully something just didn't click. by the way I met him on and his name is Joe Miller from Salem Ma. Caution this man is extremely romantic...almost grabbed this heart! Steer clear of sick men with sexy accents!

  5. i received the same poem from a rick anderson,just sent him an email and ased if this is him-like hes going to tell the truth-lol
    im glad their are sites lie this to warn people

  6. Help me! Are u guys familiar with SHEPHERED BILL CUMMINGS? He claimed he is an engr. from UK and had a project in nigeria he send me a copy of his ticket going there i don't know if it is legitimate. After how many days he raised a problem he wanted to stop the project hdm wanted to proceed with his project at Philippines and he has a problem he can't used his CC there in Benin and Lagos Nigeria it is not recognized to book the flight i can't belive it he is asking 1,000 dollars for the ticket. So cofusing! Is it a SCAM??? HELP!!

  7. Help me! Are u guys familiar with SHEPHERED BILL CUMMINGS? He claimed he is an engr. from UK and had a project in nigeria he send me a copy of his ticket going there i don't know if it is legitimate. After how many days he raised a problem he wanted to stop the project hdm wanted to proceed with his project at Philippines and he has a problem he can't used his CC there in Benin and Lagos Nigeria it is not recognized to book the flight i can't belive it he is asking 1,000 dollars for the ticket. So cofusing! Is it a SCAM??? HELP!!

  8. of course it is. His credit card is not recognized? Come on. He is a scammer. Period.

  9. is certainly doing a great job finding us the perfect partner. I have also just been scammed . they certainly know all the right things to say to get your attention. all the things that make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. luckily for me his words that he typed were not consistent, it was like talking to two different men.
    spoke of god in some emails and then forgot about god in other ones. he forgot about god when he told me he was in trouble with the police and had his passport confiscated and needed $4000 so he could fly home to be with me. i told him that he needed to pray a bit harder to god.(thinking by this time that he was full of shit) when i sad no he turned ugly real fast. i am not religious but thank you god for letting me see the light before i really did get scammed. I feel so very sorry for everybody that has been taken for this cruel ride and lost not only money but trust in others. remember sharing is caring if you know somebody looking on dating sites tell them to be so very careful. HOW do we stop these guys I wont to know. they are life wasters and we can't ever get back that time they have taken from us. is there a name and shame sit where we can share, names, user names and email address?



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