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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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Comments:

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2009-12-28, 09:02:32
anonymous from Canada  



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2009-12-28, 09:07:27
anonymous from Canada  
Receivers: Name:linda anderson
Country: London Uk
Adress:7 Landseer House Francis Chic
Battersea, London, SW11 5HY
amouth$400


honey here is the information to send the money ..i promise that i ll pay u back ur money soon as i open the account ...ok email me information for pick up soon as u send the money ok

Thanks
Lind a
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2009-12-28, 09:15:49
anonymous from Canada  
Receivers: Name:linda anderson
Country: London Uk
Adress:7 Landseer House Francis Chic
Battersea, London, SW11 5HY
amouth$400


honey here is the information to send the money ..i promise that i ll pay u back ur money soon as i open the account ...ok email me information for pick up soon as u send the money ok

Thanks
Lind a
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2009-12-28, 09:16:32
anonymous from Canada  
Receivers: Name:linda anderson
Country: London Uk
Adress:7 Landseer House Francis Chic
Battersea, London, SW11 5HY
amouth$400


honey here is the information to send the money ..i promise that i ll pay u back ur money soon as i open the account ...ok email me information for pick up soon as u send the money ok

Thanks
Lind a


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2009-12-28, 09:17:49
anonymous from Canada  
Receivers: Name:linda anderson
Country: London Uk
Adress:7 Landseer House Francis Chic
Battersea, London, SW11 5HY
amouth$400


honey here is the information to send the money ..i promise that i ll pay u back ur money soon as i open the account ...ok email me information for pick up soon as u send the money ok

Thanks
Lind a
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2009-12-28, 09:18:39   (updated: 2009-12-28, 09:19:47)
anonymous from Canada  
Receivers: Name:linda anderson
Country: London Uk
Adress:7 Landseer House Francis Chic
Battersea, London, SW11 5HY
amouth$400
honey here is the information to send the money ..i promise that i ll pay u back ur money soon as i open the account ...ok email me information for pick up soon as u send the money ok
Thanks
Lind a
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2009-12-30, 20:31:43   (updated: 2009-12-30, 20:35:15)
anonymous from United States  
This man was caught during his selling of cards to someone in a workshop.
2009-12-31, 00:34:22   (updated: 2009-12-31, 00:59:51)
Agent 86 from Salem, United States  
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2009-12-30, 20:31:43 (updated: 2009-12-30, 20:35:15)
anonymous from United States

This is pure Bullshit !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Take a look at these two separate postings made only five minutes apart.

See the other posting below.

One reported in Dating Scams and the other in Other Scams.

The one above shows Anonymous from the US and the other is from Ghana.

The statements almost match perfectly except a few words changed in order.

Only this one has a picture.

Neither make any sense and give no information as to who they are
really talking about.

Both need to be regarded as the work of a Idiot or a Scammer ?

Kinds Regards Agent 86 Maxwell Smart \\'^o^'// <><

Here's a link to the posting from Ghana.
http://www.delphifa..59#188018

2009-12-30 20:25:03:
by anonymous
in Dating Scams
on Dating scammer Osei Kwesi Accra Ghana kind_osei@hotmail.com from Accra, Ghana:

[ This man was caught at the workshop selling someones cards. ]
2009-12-31, 05:03:58
[hidden]  
rating
She used to work in Gold Mine -Pretty on skype - From Ghana
After a few chats she will claim that she wants to visit your country, she is broke and start asking for money. She was black.

Now she has changed to white girl from Vaniati (refer attached photos). Attached photos are of different persons you can see.

Reality
Guys from Ghana / Nigeria usng stolen photos of ladies trying to stel money from you!

How to find out
- Never use real names and they dont know the current time of their country.
- Since they use stole photos, at least they have not more than two photos
- They claim their mic is fault and you wont hear their voice.
- Just ask them to on their webcam, there will come out 1000 excuses!
[Loading (1hr), Your Fire wall, Your antivirus etc then they will go off line]

-They will ask for money - Say VERY VERY SORRY SORRY
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2009-12-31, 05:10:17
Freddo  
rating
She used to work in Gold Mine -Pretty on skype - From Ghana
After a few chats she will claim that she wants to visit your country, she is broke and start asking for money. She was black.

Now she has changed to white girl from Vaniati (refer attached photos). Attached photos are of different persons you can see.

Reality
Guys from Ghana / Nigeria usng stolen photos of ladies trying to stel money from you!

How to find out
- Never use real names and they dont know the current time of their country.
- Since they use stole photos, at least they have not more than two photos
- They claim their mic is fault and you wont hear their voice.
- Just ask them to on their webcam, there will come out 1000 excuses!
[Loading (1hr), Your Fire wall, Your antivirus etc then they will go off line]

-They will ask for money - Say VERY VERY SORRY SORRY
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2009-12-31, 05:12:53
anonymous  
She used to work in Gold Mine -Pretty on skype - From Ghana
After a few chats she will claim that she wants to visit your country, she is broke and start asking for money. She was black.

Now she has changed to white girl from Vaniati (refer attached photos). Attached photos are of different persons you can see.

Reality
Guys from Ghana / Nigeria usng stolen photos of ladies trying to stel money from you!

How to find out
- Never use real names and they dont know the current time of their country.
- Since they use stole photos, at least they have not more than two photos
- They claim their mic is fault and you wont hear their voice.
- Just ask them to on their webcam, there will come out 1000 excuses!
[Loading (1hr), Your Fire wall, Your antivirus etc then they will go off line]


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2009-12-31, 10:02:22
anonymous  
rating

Hello

“Agent 86 from Salem, United States”
   
This is pure Bullshit [are you sure]

Are you one of them, Why suddenly so Mad about the above reports.
2009-12-31, 17:26:34
Agent 86 from Salem, United States  
rating
2009-12-31, 10:02:22
anonymous

If You are going to speak to Me stop hiding behind Anonymous
to begin with.

If You cannot understand that two postings made only 5 minutes apart
being from two separate Countries that obviously is the work of a single
poster not two separate posters then You are either totally new here
and haven't got a clue about this site or Your the idiot poster starting
a argument with me.

If You had a clue to Who I am You would not challenge what I said.

Sit Down and Shut Up as this is none of Your Business.

Go ahead and make a Ass out of Yourself if You want to by
challenging My posting but but be warned You will not like what happens
if You do.

You have been warned now so stay out of things that are none of Your
Business.

Agent 86 Maxwell Smart \\'^o^'// <><
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2010-01-01, 04:31:21
anonymous from Reno, United States  
This is the e-mails I received the past few days. Appears the old nigerian dating scam is in full force. When will these people get the hint that we are on to them; Notice the outstanding grammer ....HA NOT

Hello,
How are you doing there? hope things are moving well with you and your work as well, well thanks for the mail to me which am glad to read from you as well, I believe the way God do work is miraculous,would like to see more pix as well and would love to know more about you.
To start with am Jenny Stella by name, i was born in Denver Co.Usa, after twelve years old i lost my dad, which my mum is from london, but along the line we later moved to london which i have to move along with my mother because i was till young at that age to be alone in the States, though i would have stayed but my father's family sent my mum out of her husband house in accussing her of the dealth of her husband, which they later sold my father's house, and ever since then i have been staying in london with my mum. i started my education up to university level till i graduted as a bussiness administrator, presently am still in london where i stay with my mum, though i now help my mom at her store,though miles may lie between us, we're never far apart, for friendship doesn't count the miles, it's measured by the heart, and also that who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one, and am not saying this in other for you to pity but only letting you know what i am and where i am because i believe that the relationship through internet is far passes the phisical ones, because love knows no boundaries, no distance, no fear. What captures is the God's love that will eternally melt hearts together to stay, fused and sealed forever as one. Love has its way and new life has begun. You might be a treasure that i shall cherish, sealed with my love, covered with lace, this is all i have to say for now till i also read about you in your next mail to me have a lovely day, my pix is attached to this mail.
Jenny
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2010-01-03, 02:10:11
anonymous from India  
HELLO
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