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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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2009-07-21, 22:52:05
anonymous from Australia  
hey everyone this guy contacted me today in TAGGED thank god i was in here the other day checking out scammers and already seen his picture in here he goes by the name of Michael J in tagged and is 27 and live in llkestone UK he has been a member in tagged since june 17 09..i have reported his profile and i see another lady as well has told him to piss-off scammer LOL so thought i drop this note on here to make you guys aware that he is still around.!!!!!!!! I be telling al my freinds in there as well about him too..


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2009-07-22, 00:14:54
Agent,86 from Salem, United States  
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Anonymous from Australia

Thank You so much for, Your timely posting.
There was big flap earlier today on this very thread.
In part over probably the scammer Himself trying to
discredit that picture as being used by a scammer.
So if, You see another blow up over this just sit back
and watch the Fire Works. LOL
I Could Hug, You for posting this right now. LOL

Kindest Regards Agent 86 Maxwell Smart \\'^o^'//
This image was also posted here:
Dating scammer Nancy Milman from Accra, Ghana



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2009-07-23, 03:56:17   (updated: 2009-07-23, 04:03:22)
anonymous  
Hi EVERY ONE especially all the innocent girls who do not know how to go by this type of scams, luckily we are given the information often via the news and pop up windows to be careful, do not fall to this scams save your hard earn money.....
This is rob_andrews63@yahoo.co.uk with telephone number +44 703 190 5759 latest email to me and the date is 23072009 10:55 local time in my country.

'Good morning my darling and loving wife,

How was your night, i know its been difficult for me lately and with all the running around i have not really been in touch, well sweetheart i love you so much and i want you to know that my heart will always be yours, you complete me and you mean the world to me, how is XXXX hope she is fine, i am getting a few offers of help from a couple of people so you made mention of us taking loan together well baby, what i meant was this, if you take the loan, you don't have to worry about paying it back as i will do that, once i get the money i will send it back to you and you can clear off the loan, its not you carrying the load alone darling , its just that you apply for it and as soon as i get my money from this deal i will send the loan back to you so you clear up all that there is ok, well give this a thought and get back to me, what i will be needing is about £30k well i love you so much i have to go out now and do a couple of business.

I love you so much more than you know.

Your husband forever Robert
xxx'
pictures he sent to me very recently last week..even calls himself Robert as thomask_man3.bmp
2009-07-23, 07:03:33
anonymous  
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anyone know this one?
teny.smith


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2009-07-23, 10:13:52   (updated: 2009-07-23, 10:17:18)
anonymous  
I wonder if this person on this picture is the same person? Please does anyone recognise him....on this picture there is hair on his chest and is it the same person, going under the name of Robert Andrew, Walter James etc...still active summer 23072009...
This image was also posted here:
Another dating / chat scam - USA/ Nigeria connection



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2009-07-23, 10:19:10
anonymous from Sweden  
on this picture he has lost the hair from his chest still active summer 23072009...


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2009-07-23, 15:07:23
Agent,86 from Salem, United States  
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Anonymous 2009 - 07 - 23, 07:03:33

Posting just a photo and giving a name Teny Smith
Well good Luck with that.
You failed to mention why, You posted the picture ?
If it turns out its not used in a scam then good job posting
a photo of a innocent person here.
Where is this She from ?
What is the e mail address not, Yours !
Whats the story about ? What have, You been told ?
What made, You even think there was a need to post it on a
Dating Scam site ?

We will wait and see if, You help us help, You.
Kind Regards Agent 86 Maxwell Smart \\'^o^'//
This image was also posted here:
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2009-07-24, 04:24:14
anonymous  
Person on page 200 has varies names he tried to scam me but i was lucky enough as our media is constantly urging us to be careful and we are give ways to check on this type of people but it is a pity that that those who are not enlighten do get cheated off their hard earned money to scums like these..they should be ashame of themself. So please this person also uses names and email adress as below:
-george_roger1@yahoo.co.uk
-george_roger1@hotmail.com
-smith_andrew77@yahoo.co.uk name=Smith Andrew

this is one of the pictures he sent me lately its so unlike him...i dont know maybe someone might recognise him...




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2009-07-24, 04:27:20
anonymous from Qatar  
Thank goodness for these sites. I have recently been a target of a scam artist - Katerine Evans, who claimed to be born in UK London but had moved aged 6 to LA and had recently lost her parents tragically. As a result she was travelling around sorting out her poor father's estate and surprise, surprise he had property in Akure Nigeria. ( alarm bells ringing already). After much correspondance, where she constantly talked about trust following a disasterous relationship, she was all alone in the world being an only child. Anyway to cut a long story short, after a few days, suddenly her birthday was coming up and as she was all alone in Nigeria would I buy her a birthday present. Fortunately, I am not that stupid and had been waiting for such a request - ie for money. Within seconds of her request she had sent me the details of 3 or 4 Western Union Agents around Akure / Lagos for me to send my money. Don't fall for this one and if you see these pictures block /report her as a scam artist.


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2009-07-24, 16:35:46
anonymous from Pakistan  
2009-07-24, 16:37:05
anonymous from Pakistan  
2009-07-25, 07:26:29
anonymous from United States  
the woman that said her name is rose kumi / yuliana julie all so go's by the name latif sumaila or thats what she told me yahoo mess. name happy woman[ happywoman335]
2009-07-25, 07:26:36
anonymous from United States  
the woman that said her name is rose kumi / yuliana julie all so go's by the name latif sumaila or thats what she told me yahoo mess. name happy woman[ happywoman335]
2009-07-25, 11:09:52
anonymous from United States  
Is there away to check these scammers out from ikeja Nigeria if you have documents showing their name, phone number I have talk to them on, their email addresses and documents I have received from the airport my self because I feel I have been scamed out of money also. If any one out there can help me please state your remarks on this site. I no there is nothing I can do to get my money back it but I would like to find out information about this person. Your response will be appreciated greatly just call me bojack
2009-07-25, 11:19:28
anonymous from United States  
Is there away to check these scammers out from ikeja Lagos Nigeria if you have documents showing their name, phone number I have talk to them on, their email addresses and documents I have received from the airport my self because I feel I have been scamed out of money also. If any one out there can help me please state your remarks on this site. I no there is nothing I can do to get my money back it but I would like to find out information about this person. Your response will be appreciated greatly.
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