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Last week I got contacted via my profile on a dating web site. The person had a temporary profile only with no picture posted and sent me a one-liner including her yahoo address and she asked me to add her on the yahoo messenger.

I was bored so I fulfilled her request.

Her profile had said she was from Illinois, USA. I live in California. Once we chat on Y! messenger, she says she just left Madrid/ Spain and is in West Africa now.

Supposedly she works for a diamond company which is owned by her step dad. She lives with her daughter since her husband (or kids father, I do not recall) left her after the kid was born. Here are her photos - I am not quite sure that they are really HER photos:


She also tells me that she is on bad terms with her step dad since he asked her for sex. (If that's her real photos, I might ask her for sex also.)
During the chat she was kind of evasive, did not answer my questions but instead asked me questions herself. After about 30 minutes she said she'd have to leave West Africa soon and wants to come to the Bay Area (which is why she had written me) and whether she could stay at my place for a week or two until she had gotten herself a place.

She wanted to see photos of my house (I mailed her two).

During the following week we briefly chatted maybe 3 times. No deep conversation, this woman does not spell well, and obviously does half a dozen chats parallel.

I asked her to visit a web site that I host so that I could trap her IP number. It was 196.3.62.4

I used two different tools (web sites) to identify the location she was coming from. Most web sites reported this IP as in London, UK. One web site located it as CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI.

Note:
If you ever want to do this kind of check, grab the IP number from email headers and use a web site like www.ip2location.com on it. You need to make your email program or web client display all headers, to see the 'Originating IP'. Yahoo's email client offers this. I do not know about AOL or hotmail.


She claims to be on AOL (which I found strange, does AOL offer service in West Africa?)

Yesterday she started talking how her step-dad does not send the money he is supposed to send. A kind of allowance instead of a paycheck. Don't ask me for an explanation of this concept.

I did not like to hear her talk about bills that she cannot pay. I'm kind of allergic to this talk when I know a person from 60 minutes of chatting only :-)

Anyway, today she asked me directly to Western Union her the money, $750. As I am posting this, I am still chatting with her. A copy of today's chat is below.

(myself): hello?
Joy Johnson: i was unable to get u the number cos the phone network was bad
Joy Johnson: i was thinking of geting my self a foone
(myself): is it worth it when you're leaving soon?
Joy Johnson: No...thats the problem
(myself): can you do me a favor? Click on this?
 http://www.ptiemann.com/
(myself): and then, what's the prob - you cannot leave?
Joy Johnson: i dont understand this whole thing
(myself): what thing?
Joy Johnson: what u talking about]
Joy Johnson: the webpage
(myself): oh
Joy Johnson: or what?
(myself): i didn't meant that you actually read it 
(myself): i just wanted to see if it loads properly now

(myself): sorry
Joy Johnson: ok
(myself): are you home?
(myself): i mean.. in the hotel
Joy Johnson: hotel
Joy Johnson: yeah.i just wsanted to know if u will be sending me some cash
(myself): how?
Joy Johnson: western union ....u know any western union around u
(myself): and which w.u. are you at?
(myself): do i need a city/ office number?
Joy Johnson: No u dont i will give u the whole infou need
Joy Johnson: you can send the money in the hotels managers name
(myself): well, what's the hotel's name then? and/or the manager's name
(myself): sorry for the huge font
Joy Johnson: Receivers Name:Mercy Gray
Address:12 hotel road.
City/state:lagos
Country:Nigeria
Zipcode/city code:23401
Amount:$750
Western union security question and answer:
Qfavourite colour
Aink
Joy Johnson: Receivers Name:Mercy Gray
Address:12 hotel road.
City/state:lagos
Country:Nigeria
Zipcode/city code:23401
Amount:$750
Western union security question and answer:

Qfavourite colour
A: Pink
Joy Johnson: thats the ifo
(myself): ok
Joy Johnson: info
Joy Johnson: do u know western union agent location
(myself): here in my area?
(myself): not from the top of my head
Joy Johnson: yes.do u
(myself): i need to look
Joy Johnson: u can give me your address i will find one for u
(myself): don't worry
(myself): i can find it
Joy Johnson: how will u do that
(myself): google
(myself): so how do i know you are really joy johnson
and not just someone making up things?
Joy Johnson: Babe can u just trust me and u see me once i get

to the bay area cos i will foward u my flight info
(myself): how much $ do you need anyway?
Joy Johnson: :$750
(myself): what is the company's name that you work for?
Joy Johnson: i told u yesterday united gemstones.........u dont 
need it to send it ok
Joy Johnson: babe trust me
(myself): oh right, i could not find anything on the web 
about 'united gemstones' either, but they are in Lagos, maybe that helps
Joy Johnson: dont worry just to western union agent location
Joy Johnson: ok
Joy Johnson: what cirt are u in the bay area
(myself): capitola
Joy Johnson: ok.hold
Joy Johnson: is this ur zip code 95010 
Joy Johnson: ???
BUZZ!!!
Joy Johnson: joyee201: is this ur zip code 95010 
joyee201: ???
Joy Johnson: are u there???
(myself): yes
(myself): 95010
Joy Johnson: ok
Joy Johnson: 1475 41ST AVENUE   
Joy Johnson: do u know this address
(myself): Sorry Joy, I just don't believe that you are in 
Lagos, Nigeria. I think you're in London, England
Joy Johnson: peter u r so funny
(myself): and yes, that Western Union on 41st Avenue is only 
a few minutes from me.. what's funny?
Joy Johnson: cos u said i am in england....maybe next year i should 
go to london
Joy Johnson: u mean u have that location close to u
Joy Johnson: ????
(myself): yes, that western union.. maybe a quarter 
mile from my house
(myself): i know it
Joy Johnson: babe i think it will be better u send the money
now because of the time difference
(myself): no way.. you need to give me some reason to believe 
you.. I mean.. I WANT to believe you.. but there's evidence that you
 are not in Nigeria, sorry
(myself): give me one reason that shows me you're  really over 
there and not in the UK or somewhere in the USA
Joy Johnson: the one reason is that am going to pick
 the money up myself
(myself): i need to know a bit more about you
Joy Johnson: u did already......dont be silly peter....dont tell
 me u dont know the first thing about me
Joy Johnson: 
(myself): not really that much.. you've got a daughter, work
 for united gemstones, stepfather is your boss (right?), doesn't 
send you money (allowance instead of paycheck - strange concept),
 you recently came from Barcelona/ Spain to Lagos/ Nigeria
(myself): did i forget anything?
Joy Johnson: No.....what else peter....cant u just trust me for
 .... i will never disappoint u
(myself): why do you stay in Lagos if you don't get paid anyway?
Joy Johnson: i dont stay here,am heree temporary cos my step dad wants
me there......its not want i want,i just have to
Joy Johnson: peter
Joy Johnson: If I ever saw an angel, it was in your eyes
(myself): hm, that's a nice one
(myself): did my eyes reflect and you saw yourself?
(myself): 
(myself): i've got an idea
(myself): is the 750 for the hotel?
Joy Johnson: eah
Joy Johnson: yeah
Joy Johnson: Jede Minute, die ich mit Ihnen aufwende, ist wie Sein im 
Himmel und das Schauen in den Augen eines Engels
Joy Johnson: u know thats the truth
(myself): i could make a credit card payment to that hotel to 
cover your bill
Joy Johnson: no....u cant...cos the whole of 750 is not for the hotel
Joy Johnson: ok....u just have to rush to western union....ok
Joy Johnson: do u have he info writen down
Joy Johnson: ??????
(myself): i cannot leave right now
(myself): i'm waiting for someone
(myself): it's 6:15pm
(myself): they're probably closed already anyway
Joy Johnson: no they close for 7pm....u can just rush ok....peter 
do this for me now
Joy Johnson: ok.....i can get everything cleared tomorrow morning
Joy Johnson: it will only take 7mins or less for western union to 
send the money
(myself): my friend is on the way right now
Joy Johnson: it dosent matter.since u r not going to take more than 
10mins in western union...he can just wait for u
Joy Johnson: PLEASE
Joy Johnson: RITE AID #5966
1475 41ST AVENUE   
CAPITOLA, CA 95010
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm 
Joy Johnson: u can just rush down and you wont take much time
Joy Johnson: PLEASE
(myself): I know the place, I go there twice a week.. 
(myself): why not a credit card payment?
Joy Johnson: it cant be sent
Joy Johnson: just go ok...for me peter
(myself): what is the $ for if not for the hotel?
Joy Johnson: for the hotel bill ,transportation cost.....
and medical checkup because of the weather here
Joy Johnson: ok.babe just try and go huh
(myself): nah, i don't feel as if i could quite trust 
you yet
Joy Johnson: matbe u will trust me and more about me,as
 soon as i get to the state
Joy Johnson: and peter if u say u dont trust me yet i understand
......but u just have to consider my situation and me myself i
 promise never to let u down
Joy Johnson: Promise
BUZZ!!!
Joy Johnson: are u there???
(myself): yes
(myself): phone
(myself): look
Joy Johnson: look what???
(myself): according to my info you're either in
 Cape Missouri or London
(myself): and you give me absolutely no reason why
 i should believe that you're in lagos

(myself): not even a hotel's name
(myself): or a phone #
Joy Johnson: ay hotels.....manager s # (+234)8053601940
Joy Johnson: +234 country phone  code
Joy Johnson: what about this
Joy Johnson: ???
BUZZ!!!
(myself): yeah?
Joy Johnson: didu get it
(myself): the number is busy
(myself): which room are you in?
Joy Johnson: busy...maybe its the network
Joy Johnson: executive room 1
Joy Johnson: ok
Joy Johnson: did u call d # again
(myself): that number is in Lagos?
Joy Johnson: yeah
(myself): area code is 805 ?
(myself): because i thought Lagos is area code 1
(myself): sweety, you need to improve
Joy Johnson: for landlines i think
Joy Johnson: 01 is for the land lines....the number i 
gave u is a mobile # peter
Joy Johnson: thats why u need the +234 b4 dailing 8053601940
Joy Johnson: ok
BUZZ!!!
Joy Johnson: peter can u tell me whats on your mind
Joy Johnson: cos........its like u dont even want
 to take me for my words
BUZZ!!!
Joy Johnson: Why?
BUZZ!!!
(myself): sorry
Joy Johnson: u not answering me
(myself): my friend was at the door
(myself): joy i need to go now
(myself): i cannot call that number again, my friend and i are going out
Joy Johnson: ok
(myself): i'll try in a few hours when i'm back
Joy Johnson: ok
(myself): see, i need to verify that what you tell me
 is true.. ideally also that you are really that hot chick in 
those photos, but that's probably impossible to prove
Joy Johnson: lol......why not
(myself): hm, can you mail another photo of yourself?
Joy Johnson: believe me or noy ,its joy in the pic
(myself): well, are YOU Joy then?
Joy Johnson: i will............will u send on ur way back
(myself): bye-bye
Joy Johnson: bye-bye

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2009-04-05, 18:59:21
anonymous from United States  
Scammer, Kristen4ualone@yahoo.com from Nigeria
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2009-04-06, 05:46:53
jullya4@link.net from Lebanon  
Very nice site. Will sure visit again.
I am from Serbia and too bad know English, please tell me right I wrote the following sentence: 'Find and book cheap airline tickets, hotel rooms, vacations and cars, cheap tickets to china, cheap ticket china, low fare to china, cheap tickets.'

Thanks for the help :-(, Monte.
2009-04-06, 07:18:27
anonymous from Berlin, Germany  
well... here is another one:

Hello


Thanks for the mail, i have sent you an e-mail letter right now through my hotmail address, so that you can get to know more about me.



I will be looking forward to read from you and i will like to know more about you,so that we can plan how to meet inperson


Tereza


Hello Dear ,

Thanks for your e-mail contact, am very glad to read from you well am new to this internet dating as a matter of fact and you are the first person that I will read from or have a talk with...well I am Tereza silberer 27 years old from Australian But my mother is from Germany and presently am in Africa for an important issues and this is about my 18 days for being right here in Africa .


I am coming back by next week maybe we can arrange in meeting when I come down, do you care to meet me in person? May I start to know you from here please? So that we can plan on how to meet each other in person ,I am willing to relocate if I can find a right man of my choice to be with and take good care of me and love me as wife.

Well I am a sexy, loyal, and devoted lady who's looking for the same man to please me. Someone to share personal moments with, enjoy life and to firmly hold the blessings of a lasting and undying happiness.I am born to please and not to tease, I am educated with high goals, morals, and integrity. I am looking for a long lasting love relationship that can lead to marriage one day, Please I want you to note that; age means nothing to me but just a number I'm looking for a man who's open minded to have correspondence with.I'm a strong, sexy, smart, independent lady with many goals and lots of drive. I love to have fun and need a real man by my side to hold it down with. I need a man who will take good care of me as his loving lady, I need a man with good conversation, intelligence, street smarts and one who knows how to tr eat a lady. I want to explore the world and do new things when I come home.


I do love warm weather, tropical drinks and sandy beaches. I like to party and have fun. I DONT WANT NO MORE DRAMA IN MY LIFE. I like romantic evenings and bedroom talk. I'm a real lady looking for a real man, I love to be with my loved ones all alone and be with her for the rest of my life. I love to be out with friends and be all alone sometimes.I am looking for a serious relationship that can lead to marriage one day and I will be willing to relocate to a secure foundation and loving man for life, age is nothing to me, what means to me is loving, caring and open minded..

I will try to get my picture scan and send for you, so that you can see how i do look like or drop me your phone number and I will call you when you are not online, this is a little about me and I will be looking forward to know more about you as well...so that we can have plan about how to meet in person and I prefer to be communicating in English language, I can communicate in german as well.

Get back to me now and i will be waiting to read from your e-mail letter to knwo more and much about you, your past life issue and what are you looking forward to in future as well.

Best Regards
Tereza





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2009-04-07, 06:07:27   (updated: 2009-04-07, 06:09:59)
anonymous from United States  
GOOD DAY,

A MYSTERY SHOPPER REPRESENTATIVE IS NEEDED, READ THE ATTACHMENT AND GETBACK IF INTERESTED IN THE JOB.

JOHN PAYNE

attachment follows
2009-04-07, 06:09:04
anonymous from United States  
Hello

My name is John Payne; I will like you to become our mystery shopper. You will earn between $300 weekly by working as mystery shopper for us. Your employment packet includes business evaluation form, a training assignment which will be sending to you after you received payment for the assignment. Paycheck would be sent to you for the assignment by Certified Check or Money Order. The check would be $2000 - $4000, you are to deduct your weekly commission (as will be instructed in future) which will be your wages, and the rest would be used for the assignment evaluation at the store that will be send to you.

Your Employment packet is as follows:
1. Business evaluation form: This is the form you are required to fill after you visit any shopping mall in your area, you would be given the store name and address. You are required to evaluate its customer service and quality control after their services are rendered to you. You would require filling a form to rate the employee(s), the form would be given to you after the assignment evaluation.

2. Training Assignment: You are hired to evaluate the quality of services of the store or mall that would be given to you. You are needed to rate the employees. Please note, this is a part-time job activity.

If you are interested and willing to work with us, kindly email me the below details for company's record:

Full Name:
Full Address (No P.O Box):
City, State & Zip Code:
Home Phone:
Cell Phone:
Age:
Present Occupation
Marital Status
Do you have a checking account?
Can you Check email at least twice Daily:
Email:

N.B:- Kindly Reply to this Email (jpayne.mysteryshopper@gmail.com)

I will be looking forward to receive the above details.

Sincerely,

John Payne

2009-04-07, 12:43:34
anonymous from United States  
A 419 scammer in nigeria claims to be Judith Morgan, a brittish missionary doing 'GODS WORK' LMAO as soon as I refused to send money it sure wasn't god speaking through it's mouth lol Beware this one has pretty good english until it gets pissed
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2009-04-08, 02:30:31
[hidden] from United Kingdom  
HI...HAS ANYONE HEARD OF A SCAMMER BY THE NAME OF ELLENA PHILIPS? NOT SURE IF IM HER LATEST VICTIM!
2009-04-08, 05:14:54
anonymous from United States  
rating
Hidden from the United Kingdom
Have You tried entering Ellena Philips at the top of this page ?
It brings up many listing's connected to Ellena or Philips.
Just click on any of the names with the photo.
You did not post a photo so, I have no way of knowing where to search
other than the name search. Just a name by itself as well as a photo by itself
really is nothing to go on. Scammer's change their names & the photo's they use
all the time. Your not saying where this person is from is no help either.
Please post more information. Never tell a scammer your looking at this site
for any reason. Plus never post your e mail address on here either.
Not unless you want to be flooded with scammer's. Sorry not enough to go on.
Just because a name doesn't show up or a photo doesn't match doesn't mean
your not being scammed. There are other ways to figure that out.
Just post more to go on then, I'm sure it will make it a lot easier to figure out.
Kind Regards Agent 86 Maxwell Smart \\'^o^'//
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2009-04-09, 18:28:00
anonymous  
Looks like Rose Melvin is at it again. Something told me to search her name. I had found all this stuff on her. This site and others. I gave a 'heads up' to someone who was 'chatting' with her. He is playing along with her. BEWARE !!!!!!!
2009-04-10, 17:14:57
anonymous from Netherlands  
2009-04-10, 17:14:59
anonymous from Netherlands  
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anonymous from Netherlands  
2009-04-11, 03:54:10
so,sad from Malaysia  
please dont belive him..
he liar.i will add his picture
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2009-04-11, 03:57:51
so,sad from Malaysia  
he use so many name to..very nice talking and at last broke ur heart.
he gave udream and at lat after u ar nothing he left u....plase forget him.i have alot of him pic.one more
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2009-04-11, 03:59:28
so,sad from Malaysia  
this one more pic of him
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