I was contacted off-forum by a Steve David of Essex, United Kingdom.
He was responding to my WTB post. I was searching for an Orient Star Classic watch.
I asked for a photo, and he sent me one. It was an FD, and I told him that I was not interested in an FD, but was looking for an EL. Now, then he said that he also had an EL and would sell it to me for the same price. He then sent me a series of photos of an EL.
It was at this moment that my suspicion was aroused. First of all, not only was it an EL, it was a WZ0101EL. Only 500 copies were made, so surely it would not be priced the same as an older FD. Second of all, I had seen these photos in the past. They were posted by kew in another forum.
Apparently, the man Googled the watch, then stuck a fake timestamp in the corner (a shoddy job, since the pictures were not in a standard resolution and the stamp was placed in the upper right as opposed to the lower right corner in black font).
In any case, I tried to pry a reference and his personal information out of him. He gave me a reference: An Italian man by the name of Emilio Calos. Naturally, he also had a GMail.com account (as opposed to a GMail.it account). A quick Google search revealed that a man by that name had been reported for scamming in the past.
After that, I tried to force his hand: Either reveal your personal information or he would have to send the watch to me and be paid when it arrives. Obviously, he refused, even after I said that I was able to furnish my own proof of identity. In any case, he insisted on me using Western Union to send a one-way money transfer. I refused, and he's been a ghost ever since.
In summary: Do not trust a Steve David or Emilio Calos. Never send money without knowing who the seller is.