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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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2009-10-30, 21:50:53
anonymous  
IF ANYONE IS CONTACTED GOING BY THE NAME JAMES MEYERS WHO CLAIMS TO BE FROM THE NETHERLANDS, BUT LIVES IN LOS ANGELES, HE'S A FRAUD. HE SAID HE WAS IN LAGOS NIGERA FOR A CONTRACT AS A CIVIL ENGINEER, AND THE LAWYER COMPLETING THE DEAL WANTED MORE MONEY AND NOW HE'S STUCK THERE UNTIL HIS FRIEND SENDS HIM MONEY. HE CONTACTED ME ON MY CHURCH'S LINK UP, NOT DATING SITE, HE SAID HE WAS A WIDOW I'M GOING TO UPLOAD HIS PICTURE NOW. HE USES 2 EMAIL ADDRESS

MEYERJAMES61@YAHOO.COM AND MEYERJAMES75@GMAIL


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2009-10-31, 00:47:39
anonymous  
BEWARE OF THIS GUY SAYS HIS SO CALLED NAME IS JAMES MEYERS MEYERJAMES61@YAHOO.COM AND MEYERJAMES75@GMAIL.COM


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2009-10-31, 01:31:21   (updated: 2009-10-31, 01:48:57)
anonymous from Singapore  
2009-10-28, 03:23:57
cmquake@yahoo.com from Singapore
Yo dude, that is a scam for sure coz i got b4 u does n there is no such person as erika hayden in that pics i got them all too as i mention in page 219 all from Nigeria the barred words that some weirdo says in here abt being racist but the true is the true, nigerian N***er scammer r fucking moron retar.d, wanna fake a stupid fuck passport also dunno how to do it properly, just take a look closely to the name n State n that damn fucking stupid pasting of passport photo n lastly look that the passport bottom putting ' 'P<USAMICHEAL<<JANET*LINDEL<<<<<< <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<lt;<'', this part i checked with my US fren that is the real name of the owner of the passport also there r indeed a few erika hayden in US but none r her in the pics shown at TAGGED, so dont says that the ppl in nigeria r smart, smart ppl wont do this stupid fucking idiot moron act of scamming!!!

PS: TO THAT MOTHER FUCKING BASTARD MORON BACK IN PAGE 219 PUTTING IN MY KEYWORDS SAYING WATEVER SHE IS REAL TO ME N THAT I DONT CARE FOR HER U FUCKING NIGERIAN NIGGER SCAMMER DONT THINK I DUNNO ITS UR DOING, ''OGUN GO PURNISH UR WHOLE FUCKING FAMILY''


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2009-10-31, 04:58:22   (updated: 2009-10-31, 05:12:30)
Agent 86 from Salem, United States  
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2009-10-31, 01:31:21 (updated: 2009-10-31, 01:48:57) Page 221
anonymous from Singapore

2009-10-02, 01:26:30 (updated: 2009-10-02, 02:03:12)
[hidden] from Singapore Page 219


Hello Dumb Ass

No one, Not You or anyone else will be allowed to use Racist Remarks.

If You want to make any postings that will not be removed then stop
Using Racist Remarks.

That guy back on page 219 is Wanwan a good friend of mine You Idiot.

Bupkus both of these postings with Racist Remarks right away.
Then Bupkus mine when His are gone Thank You.

Agent 86 maxwell Smart \\'^o^'//
This image was also posted here:
Dating scammer ekaterina meteleva
Dating scam artist Sindy Becky Green in Ashley, Ohio (Lagos, Nigeria)



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2009-10-31, 06:24:01
anonymous from United States  
WELL PEOPLE, PERHAPS THIS GUYS' COMMENTS ARE A BIT STRONG BUT IF YOU HAVE EVER BEEN SCAMMED LIKE MANY HAVE SO REPEATEDLY WITHOUT ANY RETROBUTION OR GOVERNING LAWS THEN ONE COULD UNDERSTAND THE CORRUPTION AND WHAT LITLE ETHICS THIS COUNTRY HAS.

OF COURSE IS NOT TO SAY ALL NIGERIANS ARE THIEVES AND SCAMMERS BUT MOST LIKE IN MOST OTHER THRID WORLD COUNTRIES PREY ON THOSE WITH MORE BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE AND SO IN THEIR SICK MINDS ITS OK TO LIE, CHEAT AND STEAL WITHOUT ANY REMORSE OR CONCERN FOR SCREWING SOMEONES HEAD-UP EMTOIONALLY MUCH LESS ROBBING HTEM OF THEIR HARD EARNED MONEY.

2009-10-31, 08:40:28
wanwan from Japan  
@2009-10-31, 01:31:21 (updated: 2009-10-31, 01:48:57)
anonymous from Singapore

Hey Asian Singapore.
You are wrong.
Don't use any racial expressions on Delphi.
Delphi is an open forum and public for scam reports.
Many people visit Delphi and support,help each other.
Off course Africans visit here.
Your racial words disgrace Africans name !
Off course I see your anger.
Your scammer is rotten.
I agree with you,
but it is worst for you to use racial words ,expressions.
Without racial expressions,
you can report your experiences on scam,
it will be helpful to others.
Your reports can save many innocent people.

I hope you agree with us and will remove your racial words,
then repost your scam reports on here.

Please show your tolerance !

Please email the admin ,here
'' Admin: ptiemann_2000@yahoo.com ''
Another dating / chat scam - USA/ Nigeria connection
page 219 and 221
your time stamp

Please pay a big attention to Racism !
I hope so.



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2009-10-31, 11:28:02
cmquake@yahoo.com from Singapore  
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So I used a pseudo and contacted 'her' again and wouldn't you know it, it starts all over again... with new photos! I feel sorry for the real Erika (if that is her real name).

Hello John,

Thanks for mailing me Here, that was really sweet and you know i'll
like to tell you more about me i'm the only kid, don't know most of my
relations too well cos i never stayed with them and they never come
around to visit i guess maybe its becos i live far away from them...I
believe my profile must have told u all so i'll just say few things
that are not written on my profile..My dad was a successful business
man.. I lost my dad when i was Ten (10)...My dad met my mom when he
came to Africa on a Business trip so he decided to take my mom to the
state and they both got married then they gave Birth to me.My mom
moved back to Nigeria when i was 24, she went there to settle down and
leave a new life.On a faithful good morning i got a letter on my mail
box stating that my mom is Sick in Africa, I believe u now know the
fact that right now i'm currently in Nigeria taking care of my sick
mom and as soon as she gets better i'll be back in the states.I am a
wonderful, single woman with a heart of gold, a woman you would love
to meet and even spend the whole rest of your life with as am also
willing to meet that special man God has sent to me. I just need every
thing i ever wanted in one man only, am ready to spend both my day and
night with that special man.I'm my own woman and I am comfortable with
my own life.. I'm Caring, kind and respectful, well-spoken, and. I am
extremely passionate and affectionate...I'm just an everyday,
ordinary, average, normal woman. Nothing special about me. Have to go
now and i just cant wait to hear from you....

Erika.
PS: Hope u do reply back telling me few things about urself and with
some pictures of U
2009-11-01, 06:20:51
cmquake@yahoo.com from Singapore  
Hehe .. looks like the end my 'relationship' with 'her' .. What's MUMU anyway? : D

Re: My dad is ill
...
Sun, November 1, 2009 8:08:33 PM
From:    
erika hayden <lovingerika009@gmail.com>
...
Add to Contacts
To:     CM Quake <cmquake@yahoo.com>    
Ohh Boy U Be MUMU


On 10/31/09, CM Quake <cmquake@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hey baby,
>
> How're you doing? I haven't heard from you in a while. I how are holding up?
> Mom ok?
>
> I just received news from my dad in Nigeria. He's not holding up to good.
> He'd fallen ill and needs funds for a major surgery.
> I may have to go over there to support him financially however since you're
> there I hope you may be able to help me.. but
> only if you can (I hope you do). See, he needs money up front to be able to
> undergo this surgery that just can't wait till I
> get there and I was wondering if you'll be able to help out? I doesn't cost
> much.. about USD 1000. I should be able to make it
> there in about two weeks and then I'll be able to pay you back. I hope you
> can find it in your heart to see the gravity of my
> situation and look forward to your answer.
>
> Love always Edmund.
2009-11-02, 05:07:30
anonymous  
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2009-11-02, 13:49:39
superman from Japan  
@2009-11-02, 05:07:30
anonymous




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2009-11-02, 14:28:40
anonymous from Australia  
LMAO.. Big Time yes cmquake@yahoo.com it looks like your 'Relationship' is over i wonder if this person realised from there previous email that they stated there dad was DEAD...but thats scammers for you they seem to rise form the dead all the time... and Edmund instead of Erika LOL LOL LOL...OMG talk about not very bright at all the mind boggles at there efforts to scam people ...!!!!!!!!!
2009-11-02, 17:21:14   (updated: 2009-11-02, 17:27:22)
Agent 86 from Salem, United States  
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2009-10-31, 06:24:01
anonymous from United States Page #221

Thank You for Your comment.
While it is very true that emotions motivate a reaction because of
Harm caused by the Heartless Bastards that do the scams.

In this open forum where people from all around the World are welcome.

It cannot be stressed enough that nothing that contains Racist Remarks
will ever be allowed.

I Personally suffered great emotional stress and financial loss but did not lash out
at the innocent people of the same Race and Country as My Scammer.

Certainly I was mad enough to do it but also know by my actions, I am
Responsible for everything I do.
I do not pass the Buck off and ever try to justify doing wrong because
I have been wronged.

This World has enough problems without making things worse.

Being from a Third World Country is no excuse at all to Lie and Cheat anyone else.
They are fully responsible for their own actions just as we are.

There are many people suffering in the World much worse than these scammers
and they do not think that anyone else in the World owes them anything.

They are poor and starving to death but do turn to crime and then
justify themselves as being entitled in any way to take from those who
have more than they do, They keep their Pride and Dignity.

So I have no compassion for those who not only steal money like a common
thieves but actually, Destroy lives like scammers do.

Some victims lose everything family and friends and commit suicide.

I am Disabled & Homeless how do You think I feel about Scammers ?
I am not going to turn to crime to get anything back.

But I will fight them to the best of my ability and try to help as many
as possible escape these Heartless Bastards.

Good news some of the Scammers were actually Busted.
So there is real hope that this type of crime is being dealt with.

Kind Regards Agent 86 Maxwell Smart \\'^o^'// <><
2009-11-03, 08:54:34
anonymous from United States  
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I was contacted by this woman. She claims to be stranded in Africa. She came up w/ a phone number for the hotel she is at and that her passport and plane ticked back to the US has been seized. Luckily I smelled it coming. I checked the number and it goes back to Nigeria. She also gives me an email to the hotel.


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2009-11-04, 18:50:47
anonymous  
jennysmith100@yahoo.com scammer claims russ ashvile north calina say address is 16 gaialane ashville nc 28806 scams for money uses brian bartolomie ashville to pick up money usa if you dont go her way she claims to kill her self has fits siad she on here way to africa to be modle


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2009-11-04, 18:59:12
anonymous from United States  
jennifer smith have more pics have prof of scams ydonald 54 yahoo.com call ill share my info
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