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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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2009-09-25, 16:14:59
anonymous from United States  
jenifer cali hart

2009-09-25, 16:16:54
anonymous from United States  
jenifer cali hart

2009-09-25, 16:23:29
anonymous from United States  
another used by jenifer cali email ip is nigeria says shes is buying antiques and needs money to come home and wants to deposit a check into your bank account

2009-09-25, 16:26:58
anonymous from United States  
another pic used by jenifer cali

2009-09-27, 17:33:10
anonymous from United States  

2009-09-27, 18:11:35
anonymous from United States  
Sena Love current as of 9/27/09
senalovelywoman 311 current as of 9/27/09

uses the name benedicta hadzor 'she' is from accura ghana and is currently active on many dating sites and will ask for money for cell phone, her sick mom, to 'devlope' pictures (uses photos of porn star melissa midwest) and will profess undying love for you forever lol

2009-09-29, 22:21:19   (updated: 2009-09-29, 22:23:58)
anonymous from United States  
I too was a victim of Carmel Biggs. But I was lucky. I sent no money just wasted a lot of time and unnecessary phone calls to what I thought was London and then Nigeria. Here are the pic of Carmel and supposedly he and his son Blaine. I received the same story as the above victim but I blew off his requests for cash. He cursed me out online and told me that I was bad luck. ANYWAY, STAY AWAY FROM THIS NIGERIAN SCAM>>>>>>>>>>.

2009-09-29, 23:46:50
anonymous from United States  
I get a 'flirt' on singlesnet from a woman with a picture profile from St' Joseph Mo,, since I was a featured member she was able to write to me and asks me to go to yahoo Messenger to chat some more. I had some time on my hands, so I play along. There she tells me all kinds of sweet, loving things a man owuld 'walk of broken glass for' then tells me she will be going to Athens Greece to buy 'some fabrics and textiles for her business here in the USA.
I question the name of business, no reply, what airline she will fly first no reply, then on further querries KLM from Kansas City- well any dope on this side of the pond knows KLM does not flight from regional airports to Paris France- all their flights from the USA end up in Amsterdam. I was geting more intrigued with this one, so I play along some more.
well not to bore anyone, the punch line, she has to fly to Conotou Benin Republic to get money from the Government on some land her dead father left her that has oil fields on it for $2.3 million but worth over $2.5 million her lawyer in Australia tells her. All she needed yesterday was $1,000.00 but today the amount is $1,200.00( I hear inflation is really high over there right?)and of course send to the Manager of the Benin Marina Hotel by way of Western Union in Nigeria- right. I am a skeptical guy at best, but at least give me a phone number in the right country for me to get the closest Western Union location to send the money at 1:30 in the middle of the night- can't wait til morning- 'no no send it now so he will give it to me in the morning'
Well she is still waiting!!!
2009-09-30, 04:00:34
anonymous from Portugal  
That Joy Johnson girl is using an old Nigerian type scam story.
Anf of course the pictures don't belong to her but to a porno star. A girl like that doesn't need to ask for money ;-)
Behind that picture is a stupid, small dicked and ugly black Nigerian male. Trust me!
2009-09-30, 09:58:28
anonymous from United States  

typical type of letters scammers use

From: Nigeria-Immigration Service (
Sent: Fri 5/15/09 11:21 AM





Be Yourself @!
Choose From 200+ Email Addresses
Get a Free Account at!

fake flight info used by

Your booking code is: 5QI3U8

Make your flight CO2 neutral for EUR 7,- per person

Your flight selection:

From Lagos(Murtala Mohammed Airport) to Amsterdam(Schiphol)
Flight number KL0588
Departure/Arrival 21:40 Thurs 07 May 2009
Arrival time 05:30 Fri 08 May 2009
Class Economy Class

From Amsterdam(Schiphol) to Detroit(Wayne County Airport)
Flight number KL6067
Departure/Arrival 10:30 Fri 08 May 2009
Arrival time 12:50 Fri 08 May 2009
Class Economy
Remarks Operated by Northwest Airlines / Delta Air Lines

From Detroit(Wayne County Airport) to Rochester (New York)(Monroe County)
Flight number KL7594
Departure/Arrival 15:06 Fri 08 May 2009
Arrival time 16:22 Fri 08 May 2009
Class Economy
Remarks Total journey time: 23 hours 42 minutes
Operated by Northwest Airlines / Delta Air Lines

Price Breakdown
Passenger Type No. Ticket price Tax and fuel surcharge Total
Adult(s) 1 1,489.00 400.35 1,889.35

Price USD 1,889.35

* Prices are listed in

Passenger information (First )
Name Miss. Jenifer Cali (Adult)
Mobile +15857701000
Flying Blue (Air France and KLM) KL 2018045174
Seat preference None
Special meal None

Selected ticket type
Selected ticket type KLM Ticket office
Address Sapetro Towers,plot 98, Adeola Odeko Street, Victoria Island
Opening hours:Mon - Fri 08h30-16h30 Sat 09h00-13h00. Our office is not opened on Environmental Saturdays
Collection date Teusday 5 May 2009

Payment information
Payment type Cash
Payment details Pay cash when picking up your ticket

Remark: It was not possible to register your frequent flyer number (2018045174,Name=Cali/JENIFER).

Thank you for booking with KLM!

Yours sincerely
KLM e-Services

2009-10-01, 11:31:45
anonymous from Dubai, United Arab Emirates  
Hello My Dear,
My love how are you doing and alone side with your health there i hope all is well with you. honey i want you to know that true out all this why i have been sick and lie down in the hospital dear that was why i couldn't write you my love.

Honey i want you to know that i have never want your money all i wanted was freedom to live this Senegal and also for the bank to transfer my late father money into your bank account.

My love i want you to know i could not believe you could say such a word to me after all the promise you make to me. why me or have you decide to put an end in helping me if yes why not tell me instead of send me tears mail.

I want you to know that god that seen both of us know that i have love you with all my heart and will never mean harm to you dear. but it is a pity that you have decide to send me to my early grave why me what have i done wrong.

Mrs Edith in pain of the mail you send me. please tell Me what have i done wrong. where have i offend you my love. that make you send me such mail
2009-10-01, 14:49:45
anonymous from United States  
another from nigeria same ip and internet cafe, I think they are the same people trying again

Carol Adams' <>

I know that neither one of us had in mind that we would meet someone on the Internet and fall in love but it has happened. And for that, I have no regrets. In fact, it is one of the best things that has ever happened to me in years. For this, and what has happened to us and between us I have you to thank.
Baby, you have brought so much joy to me that words can never explain. you have brought so much life back into a lifeless body and we have not even met face to face. For almost the past year, I know and realize what it is to LOVE again and to feel loved.
This is a clear indication that we have so much in common and we are building on something that is real. I hope we get the chance to see this thing through.
There have been hard times, bad times and good times, but with that comes lonely times. We have reached new and higher grounds with what we have shared in the past days, and I would do it all over again with you if I had to. I have no regrets.
I am sending you this to let you know that I have been sent an angel to be with me, and you are that angel.
Please understand that we have so much to give to each other and I look forward to that day. I believe it is closer now than ever before. It is just that there may be a few more obstacles that we need to clear up, and I think you know what I am talking about. Besides that, we can and I know we will survive.
Love always,

2009-10-02, 01:26:30   (updated: 2009-10-02, 02:03:12)
[hidden] from Singapore  
can the person on page 147 that say knowing Erika Hayden who is a blonde with blue eyes, plz left the msg here,telling me if she is in states now or just another nigerian mother fucking niggers scam. she saying that she the only child of the family that father died when she was young n mother went back to Nigeria to settle down, know her from Tagged, her photos send to me as u says in the keyword real Erika Hayden a blonde with blue eyes. email address is using instead of in 3 of her Tagged profile stated she in Culver City, CA. Los Angeles , CA n Arvada, CO age 29. now she is Nigeria taking of her mother who is sick n almost spend out her money n contracted some period disease which making losing lots of blood due too stressed experience, below are the things she says now.

Hello Hon. Thanks so much for the mail and hon I'm really sorry i did
not email earlier but hon i wish u knew what i passed through...
Something really terrible happened to me and it was nothing like i
could imagine becos i have never been in a situation like this
before... To be specific like u already know I'm in my period and you
know i loose so much blood. I was too weak and the pain i felt inside
of me was so terrible and could not go to the hospital, I managed to
call one of the Neighbors around who managed to take me to the
hospital but the doctors only stopped the blood lost becos here in
Nigeria they go by the Popular saying ( Pay before Service ). The
doctor told me how serious my situation is and how dangerous its might
be if i don't act fast on getting some blood before its too late...Hon
I'm totally confused and worried be cos right now i don't think i can
even afford to get the blood and pay for the treatment be cos i spent
almost all i had paying for moms hospital bills..I wasn't expecting
something like this to happen to me and i don't even know who to call
for help. I have spent some money on drugs just to get over it but no
luck so I visited the clinic and i was put through some Thyroid
hormone testings and discovered that its too stress that caused it..I
was prescribed some medications and its expensive they are Monophasic
pill, Zoloft - Generic tablet, diuretics and Antifibrinolytic which
they'll cost me $.Hon right now as I'm writing to you i hope u find my
situation serious and i hope u will do something to help me get some
funds so i can get blood inside of me..Hon plz i really need ur help
and i hope u find a place in ur heart to help me becos this is an
emergency and i really need ur help....

2009-10-02, 08:32:08
anonymous from United States  
another scam artitist known as JEREMYCARES009@YAHOO.COM He's been IMing me for 1 week and now has asked for money after being beating up and had his wallet and credit cards stolen.
2009-10-02, 14:18:46
[hidden] from Mecca, Saudi Arabia  
my name is aboodylover iam 18 years old my e-mail is train_lake@hotmail,com and i want to meet my dream girl
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