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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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2008-12-03, 08:31:41
anonymous from Denmark  



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2008-12-04, 15:41:29
anonymous from United States  
HERE IS A UPDATE ON LIONELL FORTIN THE SCAMMER FROM AFRICA WHO I HAVE LOST MY CREDIT AND BANK ACCOUNT, HERE CONTRACT ME AGAIN ,FIRST SAYING HE WANT ME TO QUICK WIRE TO RUN SOME CHECK TO SEARS AND KMART AND OTHER COMPANY CLAMIMING HE IS COMING HERE DEC 18, THAT HE GOING TO BUT ME A HOUSE, DONT CALL HIM LADY DONT SEND HIM A DIME OF YOUR MONEY HE TOLD ME HE DIDNT WANT ANYT HING FROM ME BUT MY LOVE HE WAS COMING HOME. BUT THIS TIME I DIDNT FALL FOR IT. I TOLD HIM TO SEND ME 10000 FOR A HOUSE HE PROMISE ME. GOT MAD HANG UP ON ME. 0112347056062378, THIS IS HIS PHONE NUMBER. WHEN I WOULDNT GIVE MONEY. HE CAN GO TO HELL
2008-12-04, 15:53:25
anonymous from United States  
LIONELLFORTIN@YAHOO.COM IF YOU THIS ONLINE RUN HE SCAMMER ME AND OTHER WOMEN . HE NO DOCTOR HE A LIAR SCAMMER,
2008-12-06, 04:36:57
anonymous from Canada  
What kind of desperate IDIOT thinks this may be real?
Its some guy at the other end of the line who wants free cash from a desperate fool like yourself.
If you have spare money send it to him, he will use it.
2008-12-07, 02:48:25
anonymous  
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Kerry James set up a profile on Yahoo Personals. ... this is a person who claims to be in Nigeria and needs money.

This is a dating scam.... and the person uses email address: kj_yakima@yahoo.com

The following is part of the profile:

'Kerry
“I am looking for the Mr Right”
28 years old | Minneapolis, MN
Active in the last 2 weeks
Woman seeking man
I am an easy going person, with a positive, genuine attitude towards anything. I have a knack for bringing the best out in things. I refuse to see the bad in people, I accept everyone as a traveller on their journey. I have a great perhaps (unique) sense of humor, which spans the vast rages of derogative, imaginative/creative, cheeky ~ sarcastic, and witty. My friends tell me I’m always polite, I have good manners, and my morals for myself and others, are high.i am a fun loving honest caring person who enjoys a good night out and a good laugh, i also enjoy cosy nights in with a dvd, i like eating out going to the cinema, looking for someone who enjoys a laugh and a chat, a good night out and a cosy night in too'

She then sent me an email with a message on how to contact her off yahoo personals...

'On 10/19/2008 02:59 am CDT, Kerry wrote:
Thanks so much for the interest and love U have shown to my profile..Well
my name is Kerry,27years old I'm new to this Online dating so i think I
should give it a try and see if am gonna find my luck..anyway if you would
like to know more about me you can just send me an email on kj_yakima @
Y A H O O dot COM....I hope to hear from you soon
Regards'

Through the following emails she let me know she was in Africa studying. Later asking me for money for exams.

'this is a person who claims to be in Nigeria and needs money... for exams, later I would guess for getting back home. But I just told her to look me up if or when she made it back to USA.




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2008-12-07, 02:53:31
anonymous from United States  
I had read your profile that outlines a brief biographical summary of you from the site. Having read this, I find myself corresponding with you seeking the beauty of your friendship.Thanks for the email telling me about yourself...How is your day going ??....My name is Kerry.I am single, born in the state of Minnesota, currently residing in the state of Minnesota in Minneapolis. I am average built at 5'6 and weight 135 lbs., I am a Caucasian, with a light yellow complexion, and my occupation is an Public Relations.I hold a Masters Degree in Public Relations from Augsburn College, Minneapolis Right now i a in africa for my Final Degree in International Relations.......And will be back to the states in a few weeks...
I am very neat and clean; that is my usual appearance, I hold a pleasing personality along with a gentle manner. I take pleasure in being cooperative, diplomatic, and being tactful towards others. I like to adapt easily to varied circumstances and people from diverse backgrounds. I can be subtle and work behind the scenes to accomplish desired objectives, being successful more through diplomacy than by coercion. I try to wear soft, flowing, and neat clothing rather than loud and showy or plain and colorless.
I like to ride horses, go to museums, aquariums, walks, sailing, traveling to other foreign lands, dancing, enjoy warm romantic evenings on the beach under a sparkling moonlight, going out to fashions shows, watching movies, and dining out in fine restaurants. I do not smoke, or do drugs,or drink. I hope you and I would have a delightful date in the future.
Through, I can continue, I am making this my closing remarks.I shall wait in the eagerness of your reply in hope you can share something about yourself or interest.
I have attached my pics up for you to see...Send me some of you too..
God Bless
Kerry


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2008-12-07, 03:06:21
anonymous from United States  
The emails were short ... to the point ... that she was in Nigeria, coming back in a few weeks. Later stating she was still in Africa. And that she was not emailing and had attitude because 'because you were not helping me out with my exam fee'.











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2008-12-07, 04:01:28
anonymous  
http://www.internet..=1&u=2690- Almost all photos of beautiful women are stolen from other sights believe me if your new to the internet dating scene copy and paste top line you will see they are on almost every dating sight good luck
2008-12-07, 04:10:26
anonymous  
Olivia is a well known porn model and all her photos are stolen and used on almost all dating sights be sure to watch for her It is a black man with no teeth you are really talking to good luck
2008-12-07, 04:14:26
anonymous from United States  
http://www.freeporn../model/lia Olivia is not her name it is lia check her sight here
2008-12-07, 09:42:41
anonymous from United States  
Hi all these is from a I chat with a beautiful woman so it seemed. Mind you the phone is $300 thing in Lagos, Nigeria are not cheap. She also wanted me to western her 1200 dollar for a ticket. Pleare be carefulwitn dating online. The pictures are her ?

Juliet Martins (12/7/2008 10:06:16 AM): what are you trying to say?

albert (12/7/2008 10:07:08 AM): I can book a fight and be there on Wensday

Juliet Martins (12/7/2008 10:07:39 AM): I wanto to hear your voice first?

albert (12/7/2008 10:09:21 AM): If you are seriuos you will let me met your mom and gramma and not ask me for money till we real know each other

Juliet Martins (12/7/2008 10:09:49 AM): well i think u are not serious with me

Juliet Martins (12/7/2008 10:10:11 AM): if you know you want to play games with me ..please just leave me alone

alberts (12/7/2008 10:10:15 AM): really then why would I come see you

Juliet Martins (12/7/2008 10:10:50 AM): i want to hear who am talking to everyday voice first

albert (12/7/2008 10:10:53 AM): I could give you the money in person

Juliet Martins (12/7/2008 10:11:26 AM): i am not here for money

albert (12/7/2008 10:12:05 AM): I did not say you are

Juliet Martins (12/7/2008 10:12:52 AM): i will really know you are serious with me when you get the money for the cell phone

albert (12/7/2008 10:14:17 AM): I told you when I get there I will give you a phone and any thing else you want but I would like to met you first


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Dating scammer Natalya from Osinniki, Russia



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2008-12-08, 11:21:21
anonymous from United States  
Have chat with Timmy Harrison or Dammy Johnson? Timmy's email address is Tharrsion1182@yahoo.com , Dammy's email address is allisgoodforDammyJohnson@yahoo.com.

They tried to my scam my son twice, and got money from him. Be aware from these two scammers who claim to live in Lagos, Nigeria.


Timmy sent these pictures:

Have anyone seen this person?




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2008-12-08, 11:22:26
anonymous from United States  
More pictues of Tharrison1182@yahoo.com



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2008-12-08, 11:22:47
anonymous from United States  



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2008-12-08, 11:23:18
anonymous from United States  



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