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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

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.

If you ever want to do this kind of check, grab the IP number from email headers and use a web site like 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?
(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.
Zipcode/city code:23401
Western union security question and answer:
Qfavourite colour
Joy Johnson: Receivers Name:Mercy Gray
Address:12 hotel road.
Zipcode/city code:23401
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: 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: ???
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): 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   
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
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: ???
(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
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
Joy Johnson: Why?
(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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2009-05-19, 21:07:43
anonymous from United States  
I was wondering if anyone is chatting with this woman,she has asked for money.i did send some.she wants to be with me,but she said her visa and passport will cost $2000. im not saying she is a scammer,i have been chatting with her for 6 months.She is from Ikeja ,Lagos.her email address is
2009-05-19, 22:01:17   (updated: 2009-05-19, 22:04:50)
anonymous from United States  
Here's 'Chris' who goes at Cristian Luigi, or Chris Louis. He's in Nigeria, he is NOT the person in this photo. He is a dark little scheming loser Nigerian who shares photos of handsome men with other little dark loser NIgerians to victimize women on dating sites by pretending he is an Italian single male with a daughter. Sometimes he's a widower, sometimes his exwife had done him wrong and left him for another man.

He goes by

2009-05-20, 02:31:24
Go to internet love scams use the key words for these scammers and look female white scammers 1 by 1 to see or add for ur information too.
2009-05-20, 20:27:02
anonymous from Hong Kong  
Another Scammer, telling that he is in USA, but his IP are from Nigeria !! Take Care !

Dear xxxx,

How are you doing? my name is David Coleman, I thought I should reply... Actually, I got your words and it really impressed me so much, well,I'm from an area in the mid Western United States, Texas, I live in killeen, I also have a house in Oklahoma planing to sale it, I was born in the month of july on the first . My I'm single,I just wanted to let you know the kind of person I am, I am a man that is in need of real and perfect love, I need a woman that can take me through, see, I have been hurt so many times by different women and wouldn't want that to happen to me again,that's the reason why I said that I need love.
I am far from a millionaire and am not out for anything but love from someone, and supports you in your life through good and bad times and won't give up on. what I am looking for. Honesty, trust and caring are what am looking forward to meet in a relationship and that makes a relationship work.
I prefer to watch a movie, attend the theater rather than read a novel. I also enjoy travel, experiencing different geographies and people. I do not smoke. I do drink on social occasions, well concerning sexuality, I am not a promiscuous man.
My desire is to be sexually faithful to the woman I want to marry. If two people love each other and will communicate, what they like and do not like about
their partner's sexual behavior, I believe many problems can be resolved.
Moreover, I am currently working on my own because I had to try something else after I lost almost all I had to my last relationship I just got into the business of collecting antique because am into Construction,it is a nice thing to do. I need real love. I don't play games and isn't ready to be played....

I have relocated before when I was in love. I don't mind doing it again as long as I find the right woman. I am a very honest and truthful man. I hate lies and deceit. I want real love. If u aren't ready for what I said...please don't hit me back. I am getting too old to play games. I am a very busy Very
independent...I got a few question for you.... how long have u been on myspace, You got kids? Ever married? What do u does for a living? What do u does for fun?What are your favorite dishes...? I need to stop here for now and I wait to hear from you soonest.

Have a Pleasant Day,

2009-05-21, 18:37:49   (updated: 2009-05-21, 18:43:11)
anonymous from United States  
Can anyone tell me if you have heard of this guy?
Micheal Briston

. True or True Love
Micheal Briston
46 / Male
Houston, Texas, US

He says he is orginally born in Germany, and moved to the United States. His wife died and has a son named John. He is now in Lagos,Nigeria due to A will he has to take careof that was his fathers.
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2009-05-22, 00:08:13
anonymous from United States  
Haven't heard of him but he's a scammer They always seem to use the wife died I have a kid or my died and i'm stuck in Lagos, Nigeria. Probably some innocent unknowing person's picture.

also check out 419 scam eater
2009-05-22, 00:10:31
anonymous from United States  
I also found a group of them some are actually in Houston, TX and the others are in Lagos, Nigeria. Its a whole ring of them men and women approximately 10-15 of them. Still doing research as soon as I have all details I will post every last one of them on this site as well as others.
2009-05-22, 14:43:31
anonymous from India  
2009-05-22, 16:24:52 from United States  
I am in contact with a woman named Susan Bush. I would like to know if this is the same woman. Please email me. I have pics.

2009-05-22, 18:23:29   (updated: 2009-05-22, 19:06:24)
[hidden] from Salem, United States  
chuckbell85 from the USA

While, I appreciate, Your desire to obtain information.
You need to be warned to never post your e mail address on this site.
You have just exposed yourself to all the scammers watching this site.
Your inbox may flood with scams.
Not only that but there is a psychopath Vigilante who if, He sees your
e mail address does not bother to look an see if your a victim or a scammer.
If, You get any e mail that says to My princess or something similar
do not open it as it has a virus to destroy Your computer.
You may ask to have your e mail address removed by contacting the site
administrator. On the left hand side of the page near the top just above where
it say Tell a Friend is, His address.
Tell him the name of this thread [ another dating / chat scam - USA / Nigeria Connection ]
Also give the date 2209 - 05 - 22 , The time 16:24:52 page # 190
The only thing, I can say about the photo, You posted is that it is one used
by scammers. Stolen from the real person. Sorry, I do not remember
which exact one on this site. There are more than 3000 listings. There are more
pictures of the girl for sure.

I wish, You the best, I advise, You keep looking and it helps everyone
to help, You if, You give more information Name, e mail address,
where she is from ? and where she claims to live ?
Those pieces of information help a lot.

Kind Regards Agent 86 Maxwell Smart \\^o^'//

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2009-05-24, 05:33:27   (updated: 2009-05-24, 05:37:26)
I met Henry James online and he told me that he was a freelance journalist taking care of some buisness for shell oil and after he got the contract he was unable to return home to U.S. He claims to have no family or friends there, his wife died in a car accident and his mother recently passed away. He told me he got arrested at the airport due to not paying his hotel fees and he is on house arrest at his lawyers home and now needs 1500 dollars to return to U.S. I have been talking to Henry for 5 months and found that everything he has said to be a lie...In good faith he sent me a ring in the mail that turned out to be a cubic zorconia worth nothing he asked me to sell it and send him the money so that he could come home, he claims the ring was worth 3500$ when I tried to return the ring to him there was no address that matched the one I have. Beware of this man he is very good at this and claims that money is not a problem for him once he is in the U.S. He told me he was from Apopka Florida and he has a myspace site I met him thru datehookup so be very careful who you talk to on that site as well....He claims to be stuck in Nigeria

2009-05-25, 09:39:14
anonymous from United States  
ATK Porn model chantelle
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2009-05-25, 09:41:03
anonymous from United States  

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2009-05-25, 09:49:06
anonymous from United States  
shelly gate from nigeria
2009-05-25, 14:05:21
anonymous from United States  
Looks like the same girl to me chuckbell....fucking Nigerian Scammers.....

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