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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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2009-02-28, 22:21:32   (updated: 2009-02-28, 22:23:12)
anonymous from United States  
        here is her pic, she said I'm ravishing!


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2009-03-01, 08:26:57
marleelso@yahoo.co.uk from United Kingdom  
cool now i have the un wantting to give me money as well lets all have some

Confidential emailSunday, 1 March, 2009 1:52 AM
From: 'UNITED NATION GRANT PROGRAME' <wfinnie@nbnet.nb.ca>Add sender to Contacts To: ..@nbnet.nb.caYou have been chosen by UN as one of the recipients

of $500,000.00. send the following:

Name,Age,Sex,Country.


so can i have please let me keep the money o just 1 more scam o well just dont for get if you thinking to your self i try and get in touch with this dick heads as it sounds like a lot of money all they do is take all you have from you please take care out there as we all need to keep on top of them and to all that work on this site keep up the good work
2009-03-01, 16:31:32   (updated: 2009-03-01, 16:32:11)
anonymous from United States  
update on juliet...........She lives in NY, but is currently in Nigeria working in a fashion show. I said, Oh, so you're a scammer? she came back with FU!
2009-03-01, 16:58:36
anonymous from United States  


DHL COURIER
Dear Customer,

In respect to your email, I have been waiting for you to contact me for the delivery of your Confirmable Bank Draft of $2,000,000,00 USD {Two Million United State Dollars}, You can as well come down to this branch to pick up your package.the phone number works perfectly and I will advise you cross the number again as it is below this mail.

This is to let you know that Mrs Pamela G. Hood came to our company last month to place your Package on out going delivery, she already paid for the insurance fee and the security Keeping Fee. But she did not pay for the Delivery fee due to the fact that we did not know when you will be contacting us via mail to inform us that we have your Package, so we advised her not to pay for the Delivery fee of the courier company so far but we informed her to contact you on time so you will not have to pay more than $215 USD on demurrage and we do not operate on C.O.D.{S.K.F} Security Keeping Fee on a charge like this.

We have concluded delivery arrangement with the DHL COURIER SERVICES, Courier Company to be fully insured by Nicon Insurance Corporation.In view of this development.

All you need to do right now to get your Package delivered to your door step is to go ahead and make the payment of the delivery Charges of the courier company so far.The fee is $215 USD only, you are to come up with this fee as to process the delivery of your Bank Draft to arrive your door step.


Delivery Within 12 Hours

Mailing: $80.00
Insurance: $50.00
Handling charges: $40.00
Vat: $45.00
Total $215.00 USD

Payment should be made Via Western Union Money Transfer only for security purpose, payment details are listed below.

Name:Mr.Ojobo Favour
Address: #22 Air Road,G.R.A.
Country: Nigeria.
State:Abuja.
City:Gariki.
Text Question to be used:Favourite Colour?
Text Answer:White.
Amount:$215.00USD

You have to send down the MTCN NUMBER as soon as the payment is made.



Senders Name:....................................
Money Transfer Control Number :.........................................
Address:.......................................
Amount Sent:.........................

Get back to me with your payment details. Note that your tracking number would be provided to you as soon as the payment has been made and confirmed by us.

Have a wonderful time. Please call me any time you need any assistance.


Mr.Edward Paulson
Dispatch Director.
Tel:+234-7035848661.

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this one was good! pics of vans and airplanes! I copied the whole thing, didn't transfer exact
2009-03-02, 00:26:18
anonymous from Sweden  
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HELLO PARTNERS, ANOTHER SCAMMER WHO IS TRANFORMING THE MESSAGE VIA YAHOO HOST AND THEN TO FRANCE AND BACK TO WESTAFRICA AGAIN.



Ok here is a little about me.Though some complications here and there....but its better explained in person....Ok i am 29 years old,and i have a 4 year old son,and i am divorced....I came to the states Dec 2006 from West africa on a work visa,and lived in la for a while before i got a Job as a cook and cleaner offshore Texas on an Oil rig..I work 6 months straight and 2 months off...Cause of my Job and location it makes it difficult for a relationship...but i am always willing to give my all in every relationship i put my heart to.
I am funloving,God fearing...i love swimming,dancing,shopping..and i travel whenever i am off the rig to go see my son in west africa.....
Thats a little about me....and i hope we can talk more on the yahoo messenger,i have accepted your friend request...and here is a picture of me,can i have another picture of you?
 
Milner


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2009-03-02, 15:02:44
anonymous  

contacted to Janet_Karen@hotmail.com Janet Karen Smith
thank to this page.

Contacté sin querer a Janet Karen Smith Janet_Karen@hotmail.com
gracias a esta pagina pude saber que se trata de personas con intenciones fraudulentas



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2009-03-03, 05:51:59
anonymous from United States  
Anyone know this one?


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2009-03-03, 06:50:54
anonymous from United States  
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I too had Linda Kings from Lansing try to run a scam on me but she/he/ they slipped up and their facebook profile didn't match their yahoo profile. I called her out on it and she acted as though she didn't know what I was talking about. Is the only thing these people are trying to do is get anyone to send money or are they trying to hack the computer? I might play this one out for entertainment but there is no way I would send money or give any real personal info. I might turn this one into the FBI and Interpol under their cyber crimes division cuase I feel bad for those who get scammed by these crooks. Good luck to all out there and be careful.
2009-03-03, 10:56:33
[hidden] from Sweden  
This was sent from mariamlevis2006@yahoo.com


From Ms Mariam Levis
Abidjan Cote'dlvoire
12 cocody 05 Bp 421 Abidjan


Dearest one
 
I Am Mariam Levis A Victim Of War And The Daughter Of Late Chief Dr. Levis .M The Assassinated Former Assistant Director Of Sierra Leone Gold And Diamond Mining Corporation.
 
I decided to write you as the Last of hope because, as the daughter of a rich man, i now live below poverty level. While my father left money.My Father Was killed With Other Government Officials During Official Hours When The Rebel Troops Stormed And Raided The Mining Corporation Office At The Heat Of The Crisis In My Country. A Few Weeks Later, The Rebels Also Invaded Our Residential Building In Which My Mother And Two Of Our Security Men Were Killed In The Compound While I Was Out For A Special Research Program And My Younger Brother Was In School.
 
I Had the Shock And Trauma of my life, Which Compelled Us To Flee From The Country To republic of Senegal,and later moved to Abidjan in Ivory Coast.I Have First Degree In Marketing And Would Have Further My Education If Not For The Death Of My Parents. I Have Never Worked To Earn My Living Since My Late Parents Had Enough Wealth For Us.
I will Like you forever, if you get me out of this problem And i believe that we will be great friends later.My problem is that my father's two bank account has been frozen by the present regime.However This Did Not Affect The 18 Million And Six Hundred Thousand Dollars (Us$18.600,000),with 65 carats of Diamonds,45 kilos of AV Gold Dust Which He deposited with SECURITY& finance company in Abidjan Ivory Coast.
And Now, I Am Having Every Information And Document Needed For The Clearance Of The Money In The finance company Here In Abidjan, from the ministry of justice which will enable me secure a change of ownership document in your name, so that the finance company can release the fund. Please, I Want You and Act As The Beneficiary Of The Fund For Easy And Smooth Transfer To Your Country Abroad For Investment Purposes. So that nobody will ask me how i got the money.
 
You Will Be Adequately Compensated With As Well As some Percentage of 20% Also You Will See To It That My Brother And I Come Over To Your Country At The Earliest Possible Time. I Am Making This Request To You With Tears In My Eyes And I Feel That God Almighty Will Touch You With His Spirit To Listen To My Cry For Help And Answer Me Without Delay.
 
Since Our Breadwinner Is No More And This Is The Only Hope For Life.Your Positive Response Will Give Me The Greatest Joy And Relief. God Bless
You Seriously Waiting For Your Urgent Reply.
 
 
Your Truly
 
Ms Mariam Levis



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2009-03-03, 10:58:33
[hidden] from Sweden  
This was sent from mariamlevis2006@yahoo.com


From Ms Mariam Levis
Abidjan Cote'dlvoire
12 cocody 05 Bp 421 Abidjan


Dearest one
 
I Am Mariam Levis A Victim Of War And The Daughter Of Late Chief Dr. Levis .M The Assassinated Former Assistant Director Of Sierra Leone Gold And Diamond Mining Corporation.
 
I decided to write you as the Last of hope because, as the daughter of a rich man, i now live below poverty level. While my father left money.My Father Was killed With Other Government Officials During Official Hours When The Rebel Troops Stormed And Raided The Mining Corporation Office At The Heat Of The Crisis In My Country. A Few Weeks Later, The Rebels Also Invaded Our Residential Building In Which My Mother And Two Of Our Security Men Were Killed In The Compound While I Was Out For A Special Research Program And My Younger Brother Was In School.
 
I Had the Shock And Trauma of my life, Which Compelled Us To Flee From The Country To republic of Senegal,and later moved to Abidjan in Ivory Coast.I Have First Degree In Marketing And Would Have Further My Education If Not For The Death Of My Parents. I Have Never Worked To Earn My Living Since My Late Parents Had Enough Wealth For Us.
I will Like you forever, if you get me out of this problem And i believe that we will be great friends later.My problem is that my father's two bank account has been frozen by the present regime.However This Did Not Affect The 18 Million And Six Hundred Thousand Dollars (Us$18.600,000),with 65 carats of Diamonds,45 kilos of AV Gold Dust Which He deposited with SECURITY& finance company in Abidjan Ivory Coast.
And Now, I Am Having Every Information And Document Needed For The Clearance Of The Money In The finance company Here In Abidjan, from the ministry of justice which will enable me secure a change of ownership document in your name, so that the finance company can release the fund. Please, I Want You and Act As The Beneficiary Of The Fund For Easy And Smooth Transfer To Your Country Abroad For Investment Purposes. So that nobody will ask me how i got the money.
 
You Will Be Adequately Compensated With As Well As some Percentage of 20% Also You Will See To It That My Brother And I Come Over To Your Country At The Earliest Possible Time. I Am Making This Request To You With Tears In My Eyes And I Feel That God Almighty Will Touch You With His Spirit To Listen To My Cry For Help And Answer Me Without Delay.
 
Since Our Breadwinner Is No More And This Is The Only Hope For Life.Your Positive Response Will Give Me The Greatest Joy And Relief. God Bless
You Seriously Waiting For Your Urgent Reply.
 
 
Your Truly
 
Ms Mariam Levis



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2009-03-03, 22:18:42
[hidden]  
Peter Cotton is also known as Frank Cotton. This guy is a pro at getting into your mind and using your emotions to get into your money. He is in Nigeria and is not the man that is shown. 011-234-808-578-2069. He will tell you whatever you need to hear. If you're smart you will not start any conversation with him. And if you are in one, leave it. Challenge his reason for needing money. Ask to prove it and then 'YOU' research it on the internet. You will find its all lies. Get the so-called address that he says he has in the US. You will find out that it doesn't exist. ASK QUESTIONS AND FOLLOW UP!!!! THAT WILL PROVE ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS GUY. He is has no feelings and he will leave you hurt and robbed. They give out fake flight confirmations. DO NOT GET INVOLVED WITH ANYONE FROM AFRICA....NO MATTER WHERE THEY ARE LOCATED. More to follow.
2009-03-04, 02:32:51
anonymous from United Kingdom  
Keep reminding him of this!!

007


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2009-03-04, 02:33:29
anonymous from United Kingdom  
2009-03-04, 07:05:51
anonymous from United States  
That is VERY old news ZEROZEROSEVEN you keep spamming!
2009-03-04, 11:31:07
anonymous from United Kingdom  
anonymous from United States - 2009-03-04, 07:05:51

I know it is very old news my good buddy, but we have to keep reminding the newcomers to the site, that there is hope and that it's not all doom and gloom!!

OK?!

007
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