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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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2008-03-22, 20:58:29
anonymous from United States  
I also had an encounter this evening with someone claiming to be Laura Daniels. The picture is the same as the one above. She is now operating on parperfeito which is a Brazilian dating web site. Her name there is lauracares. Claims to be in West Africa. Her ad said she was in Ohio.
2008-03-23, 02:11:04
anonymous from United States  
SCAMS FROM PUERTO RICO- SCAMS
SCAMS-SANDRA LUJO_SCAMS
POSIBLE CONECTION WITH SANDRA JOY JOHNSON-SCAMS FRO LAGOS NIGERIA-SCAMS
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2008-03-23, 02:20:14
anonymous from United States  
ALEXANDRA LUJO-SCAMS
SANDRA LUJO-SCAMS
SANDRA JOY JOHNSON-SCAMS
FROM PUERTO RICO
LAGOS NIGERIA

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Yahoo! ID: alexandra_lugo_sp Real Name: Александра здесь Nickname: ALEXANDRA Location: Соедине Age: 25 Marital Status: Single Sex: Female Occupation: я буду фk ADVERTISEMENT

More About Me
Hobbies: Work...Work and more Work KICK BOXING. TIRO AL BLANCO. Y BAILAR..'CUANDO PUEDO HACERLO' ENTRAR A LAS SALAS A PELEAR,SOLAMENTE..DAMNNN e Ignorar Boricuas y Europeos..
Latest News: LA TIMES.........SI NO TIENES FOTO NO MANDES PRIVADO POR FAVOR..GRACIAS..'NO EXCEPCIONES'..'NO ME INTERESA LO QUE DIGAS..OO..PIENSES..Y NO ACEPTO NI DOY WEBCAM..RESERVATELA PARA TI!!!!! I'M 25 YEARS NOW...YEAHHHHH...YEAHHHHH...YEAHHHH.....Имейте хороший день или ночу...я буду реальной сукой и я ненавижу тупоумные людей.не попросите мое веб-камера..оно не интересует к мне вы думаете или вы говорите моего.
Favorite Quote: IGNORAR A TODO AQUEL QUE NO,TIENE FOTO..!!!! DAMNNNN IT.. I LUV IT..y no me pidas que abra tu..Perfil..para mirar tu..foto..OK....не попытайтесь быть франтовским ишаком
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2008-03-23, 05:21:53
anonymous from Bangladesh  
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2008-03-23, 11:15:49
anonymous  
Guril u are lieing i think u are trying to distroyed his image, just because he refused to marry you. JERRY WAS IN LONDON when i meet him, he even came visiting me from london. He reside now in Tampa FL.. i WAS EVEN AT HIS HOUSE...you are wicked woman.. stop distroying the poor guy name just because he refused to marry you.
2008-03-23, 20:54:55
anonymous  
Here is a new one. Few nice pictures and she needs money to reclaim a company in....... Nigeria offcourse. Name is Janet Karen Smith, the don't come original anymore.
janet_Karen@hotmail.com. She even had a pasport copy and a Nigerian drives licence (well, 2 actually with 2 different birth dates).


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2008-03-23, 20:55:54
anonymous  
And an other pic, already seen on this site with mail adres emma_abode01@yahoo.com


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2008-03-23, 20:57:02
anonymous  
And to complete the Nigerian drivers licence. Look at the different type of letters after Sex: and after DofB.


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2008-03-25, 12:31:59
anonymous from United States  
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Another Work SCAMS - USA/ Nigeria-Amsterdam, NL connection
WORK SCAMERS SANDRA JOY JOHNSON
WORK SCAMERS GORDON JULIA OR JULIA GORDON
WORK SCAMERS ARTHUR STEWART

A.C.F.
Amsterdam,NL.

Dear Beneficiary,

This is to inform you that you have been chosen By the Board of
trustees of the above International charity organization as one of the final
recipients of a Cash Donation.

Based on the random selection exercise of internet service providers (ISP)
and millions of Super market cash invoices worldwide, you were selected
among the lucky recipients to receive the award sum of US$2,000,000.00
(TWO Million United States Dollars) as charity donations/aid from the
Association Of European Charity Foundations and the UNO in accordance with
the enabling act of Parliament. Note that, your email was selected from
either the internet, or a Shop's cash invoice around your area in which
you might have purchased something from.

You are required to Contact the Executive Secretary below for
confirmation.

Your Qualification numbers are: (A-121-637, G-01-06)
**********************************
Executive Secretary,
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Tel:+31-626-415-837
Fax: +31-847-375-060
Email:foundationofficer101@yahoo.com.hk

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Sandra Joy Johnson

Finally, all funds should be claimed by their respective beneficiaries,
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On behalf of the Board kindly accept our warmest congratulations

Yours Sincerely,
Mrs. Gordon JUlia
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2008-03-26, 01:01:40
[hidden] from Iraq  
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Hello,
I have been corresponding with someone that sounded too good to be true, her misspellings and the way she forms her sentences hinted to the truth. She would send huge responses to my emails, telling me everything that of course sounded too good.
My suspitions increased so I googled her email and name and what do you know here I am, I found the picture that she used on her postings. The name 'she' uses is: Gallen Lorreta. Her pic is above with the keyword blond cleavage. Thank you for the info.
2008-03-26, 01:25:44
anonymous from Iraq  
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Here is the complete name used by 'Gallen Lorreta', Aubrey Gabriella Farguson, that is the name used in 'her' emails. I will also send three photos sent to me.



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2008-03-26, 01:26:46
anonymous from Iraq  
Aubrey Gabriella Farguson Photo 2.


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2008-03-26, 01:27:50
anonymous from Iraq  
Aubrey Gabriella Farguson Photo 3.


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2008-03-26, 04:51:01
anonymous from Sanford, United States  
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yeah I also found it very strange that someone would leave the USA, goto NIGERIA and then need me to pay for their internet service ... I would have already responsibly established my service for my home and paid the bill, for myself; even if I did leave to goto a differnent country. And WEBDATES that I've been(from a pay datesite), haven't asked me to pay for something unless we meet in person on a REAL date....
HEH then I'm sure I'm not going to goto NIGERIA on any dates very soon ... LOL
i also get spam/scams mails from different countrys too


I'M JUST GETTING SO TIRED OF THESE PEOPLE WHO THINK THAT iMA GUMP!!!!




This is the conv in Yahoo Messagenger

curt74dot1: hello!!
rachel_smith160: i am glad that u are online now as well
rachel_smith160: U look nice in ur pics
curt74dot1: ;)
rachel_smith160: what is ur real name and where are u from
curt74dot1: you look stunning!!!>:)
rachel_smith160: Thanks
rachel_smith160: I am Rachel by name
curt74dot1: Curtis Allen Hoover Jr from Melbourne, Florida
curt74dot1: call me curt
rachel_smith160: That is cool
rachel_smith160: i am from Minnesota but right now in nigeria
rachel_smith160: Huh ok
rachel_smith160: tell me what are u doing for living?
curt74dot1: maintenance
rachel_smith160: that is cool
rachel_smith160: why are u on webdate and also tell me are u single and looking
curt74dot1: well yes I am single and I'm looking for that one woman that will knock my socks off lol
rachel_smith160: me too i am single and looking for a long term relationship
rachel_smith160: tell me what are u seeking for in a woman
curt74dot1: I'm lloking for that one that is warm, fun friendly and can be independant and asertive ... I like my woman aggressive at times too
rachel_smith160: Huh that is me
rachel_smith160: i am all u want
curt74dot1: wow how would you like your mna?
curt74dot1: man
curt74dot1: yes you seem to be just what I have been looking for
rachel_smith160: really
rachel_smith160: i will like to get to know u
rachel_smith160: i am tired of single and looking and also does my distance bother u that i am in nigeria now
curt74dot1: what do you want to know? i'm easy going
rachel_smith160: i will like to know ur family background and ur personalities
curt74dot1: distance is only a keyboard away
rachel_smith160: Huh really and also have u ever chat with nigeria woman before
curt74dot1: I have 2 kids from previous marrage they are 21 & 19 daughter lives with me some of the time
rachel_smith160: Huh ok that does not bother me and why is it that u are divorce
rachel_smith160: Curt tell me since when have u been single and looking
curt74dot1: I live near Orlando and Daytona Beach Florida
rachel_smith160: Cool1!!
rachel_smith160: Have u chat with nigeria woman before and since when have u been on webdate
curt74dot1: 4 years ive been, previous girlfriend I was with for 7 years, X-Wife for 4 years
rachel_smith160: Ok
curt74dot1: this is 1st time chating with someone from there
rachel_smith160: Huh ok
rachel_smith160: tell me since when have u been on webdate
curt74dot1: ive been on webdate since after me an my x-GF broke up
curt74dot1: 4 years ago
curt74dot1: but ive not used it that much
rachel_smith160: huh u have been on webdate 4years Ago and also u have not met any woman on there
curt74dot1: ive been using it more now than then
rachel_smith160: that means webdate is not a site
rachel_smith160: is not a good site
rachel_smith160: So tell me are u willing to get marry and have kids
curt74dot1: thats it ive just not been logged on till now
rachel_smith160: ok
rachel_smith160: why do u decided to find ur soulmate on Net
curt74dot1: well to be honest I thought that I wouldn't have any more kids or get married again ....
rachel_smith160: why?
curt74dot1: but I would like to find a women I my life
rachel_smith160: ok
curt74dot1: I was with my last for 7 years not married and no kids she is still a friend but we are not together
rachel_smith160: huh ok
rachel_smith160: Tell me can u help me with a favour
curt74dot1: huh???!!!
rachel_smith160: My internet service will cut off today
rachel_smith160: can u help me with a lil money to get it paid up so i will have acess to chat with u
rachel_smith160: i am sorry for asking
curt74dot1: =((
rachel_smith160: just think may be u can help me out
curt74dot1: I dont know how I could :-t
rachel_smith160: why
curt74dot1: Are we not responsible people who can pay for our own internet bills???
rachel_smith160: i am broken that is why
curt74dot1: hmm ... broken ? please explain ... dont understand ...
rachel_smith160: i mean i dont have any money with me now
curt74dot1: why dont U have money ? you are VERY far away from home? and family?
rachel_smith160: yeah
rachel_smith160: can u be able to help me
curt74dot1: I dont think so BC IM far away ...
rachel_smith160: ok
curt74dot1: Florida remember?
rachel_smith160: yah

(logged off MSG really quick at this point)
2008-03-26, 07:45:35   (updated: 2008-03-26, 08:40:34)
[hidden] from United States  
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you make contact with this person contact me and share your story she says her name is Cynthia McGee from washington dc, canada, and blue mountians virginia. Gives to diffrent middle names and has a phony nigerian visa. TOO BAD i really like the pic



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