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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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2010-04-09, 22:33:14
anonymous from United States  

2010-04-09, 22:34:53
anonymous from United States  

2010-04-10, 12:50:36
anonymous from United States  
And i found some scammers on dating in of them was getting mad when i said 'u dont sound like english'.he said 'go to hell!'.

His name was abubakarahmed2010.
Use the same id on his ym.
And he put the pic on his profile was a pic of an handsome white guy.
2010-04-10, 12:57:01
anonymous from United Kingdom  
Hi People

Have had contact with a girl from Nigeria goes by the name of Lara george 30 years old and very attractive. The conversations were very personal and inviting my alarm bells started ringing as soon as money was mentioned all be it very carefully phrased. I ignored it and thats when the demands started being direct with the usual sob story that her mother was involved in a car accident and need help to pay the bills. As soon as I said no money she has not contacted me since. My curiousity has got me trying to track her down so does anyone know her?? She works from a place in Lagos Island and from somewhere near Kurmin bin station in Nigeria.

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2010-04-10, 15:37:26
anonymous from United States  

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2010-04-10, 20:46:28   (updated: 2010-04-10, 20:47:55)
anonymous from United States  
I wish I knew as well. I have the same pictures! I dont know the man behind them I'm trying to find out. He needs to know that these picutres of him are being used by scammers. No that there is anything that he can do about it. Shame on these scammers they need all to drop off this planet!
2010-04-11, 20:58:23
anonymous from United States  

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2010-04-14, 01:14:21
momo from Japan  
This man's name [Chuks Brown]
All money was deprived by this man.
I want to appeal.
Will anyone learn?
In Caucasian's man
Photograph of contract with Nigerian government.

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2010-04-14, 01:22:50
momo from Japan  
'Chuks Brown' <>
He has a lot of accounts in Ghana.

He is a satan.
This man is a satan who killed my mother.

Civil affairs want to sue it.

He's telephon number :+447553497821/+447045753154/
He's son is Jerry. and he has NANNY.
He's rich man??? He said it.
This man is killed.

2010-04-14, 01:25:48
momo from Japan  
$900000 was deprived.
This man is very bad. very very bad.

2010-04-14, 01:44:25
momo from Japan  
Please help me!
Please teach me!

2010-04-14, 05:09:56
anonymous from Latvia  
Hello, I have ($ 600,000.00), Standard Chartered Plc Bank in London.

. I want to transfer to my bank account the amount of six thousand dollars ($ 600,000.00). Maybe someone seriously who can help take out the money.
I would be willing to pay 30% of you for your help!
Banks Properties:

Name of Bank: Swedbank AS
Bank Address: Balasta dambis1a, Riga, LV-1048, Latvia
My account number: LV29HABA0551006335244
Account Holder Name: Janis Uzulins
Bank sort code
Standard CharterBank
------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------
1 Aldermanbury Sq
London, EC2V 7SB,
United Kingdom.



The Standard Chartered Bank management wishes to inform you that we have received a file record of fund deposited in temporary account under the file code number (Lotto P600 Transfer), this file code number bears the total amount being deposited under a temporary account to be transferred to your Account Details that was sent.

This fund is deposited under a bank bond coverage and any kind of deduction from this fund($600,000.00) is not allowed .The transfer documents already bears the figures $600,000.00 which makes it impossible for any Bank staff to tamper with this fund.

The Standard Chartered bank is the authorized bank to transfer the sum of $600,000.00 to the identified beneficiary account immediately the British Bank Transfer Permit Certificate ( B.B.T.P.C) is obtained/approved .

This transfer involves a huge amount of money and must need a (British Bank Transfer Permit certificate) before the fund will be transferred to the final beneficiary. Standard Chartered Bank is a British Bank and we apply the British Bank policy before a foreign Transfer is made.

All the foreign transfer made by any British Banks must go through the process of obtaining the ( B.B.T.P.C) to enable the British government approve the transfer of your fund to your designated account.


(1) Standard Chartered Bank will forward an application letter to the British Royal Crown Court to obtain the certificate on your name/behalf.


(3) The Certificate will require a payment of ($1030) by the beneficiary.

(4) The beneficiary of this fund will forward a sum Equivalent ($1030) to enable Standard Chartered Bank obtain the permit certificate from the Court immediately .

(5) The payment must be made through Western Union in the name of the Legal Consultant of Standard Chartered Bank.

(6) The beneficiary must send to Standard Chartered Bank the Western Union receipt through scanned copy after making the payment to this Bank for approval and commencement of transfer.

FINAL STAGE..................

(1) Standard Chartered Bank will carry out this transfer to your account immediately the ( B.B.T.P.C) is obtained on your behalf from the British Royal

NOTE: This British Bank Transfer Permit certificate document(B.B.T.P.C) is to clarify and prove to the British government/and the Europol (Europol International Plc) that this fund has nothing to do with drug or terrorist activities and also has been claimed by you.

You are to make a payment of ($1030), through Western Union Money transfer in the Name of the legal consultant of Standard Chartered Bank,

Address: 1 Aldermanbury Sq London, EC2V 7SB,United Kingdom,
Amount to be paid: ($1030) dollars only.

You are required to understand that the British government will not permit a smooth transfer if this document is not procured.

Thanks for your Understanding.

Adhere to the instructions.

We are poised to serve you better.

Best regards,

Mr. Paul Smith

----------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------
Standard Chartered Bank
1 Aldermanbury Sq
London, EC2V 7SB,
United Kingdom.




The management of this Bank has not acknowledged any letter from you and the content therein . Sequel to your confirmation and approval to receive your prize fund through our Online Banking transfer, we wish to state clearly that it has been approved and all due process have been properly documented.

Before we could effect on the process of remitting into your account , we want to inform you that all details have been acknowledged but the required fee payment for the charges must be paid to this Bank to enable us remit this fund to your account Kindly acknowledge the details below and proceed with the payment to enable us complete the transfer of the won prize.

You are required to make the payment through Western Union Money with the information of our Legal Consultant as stated below before this bank can be able to transfer this fund to you.

Payment through Western Union Money Transfer.

Receivers Name: MRS, BECKY MARINA.

Address:1 Aldermanbury Sq London, EC2V 7SB, United Kingdom.

Country: London, United Kingdom.

After this document has been procured we would proceed immediately to transferring your fund to your nominated account.

After the payment has been made, you are required to send the following information through email for confirmation and documentation of winning files here in our Bank, also to enable MRS, BECKY MARINA proceed to the British Royal Crown Court for the procurement of the docum.


Direction on how to make payment:

Go to any Western Union agent in your country and tell them that you want to send money to London with the above information that has been listed they would give you a form to fill then you fill the form with the following payment information above.

After the payment has been made to them they would issue you the payment receipt to show that you sent money to London, then you are required to send the scanned copy of the payment receipt to this Bank for Confirmation of payment.


Money transfer through Western Union are the world’s fastest and safest way of transferring money from one country to another. Once this payment is made with the payment information below you are required to send the scanned copy of the payment slip to this Bank.

With the scanned copy of the payment receipt MRS, BECKY MARINA can be able to access the sum and proceed to the court immediately for the procurement of the legal document. Immediately after that we would log-in your account and actually remit this fund into the account.

Senders Name:

Senders Address:

Amount Sent:

Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN).

Also a scanned Copy of the Western Union Payment Slip to this Bank.

Note: These fees can not be deducted from this won sum, because your fund have been placed on a fixed deposit account under the Bank Bond Coverage.

We hope this is very clear and your swift response is needed.

NOTE:Once we receive your payment receipt here in our office we would commence with transfer of the won prize to your bank account .

Adhere to the instructions.

We are poised to serve you better.

Best regards,

Mr. Paul Smith


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2010-04-15, 14:30:16
I went on directly after my divorce and talked to Jeffery Mcneil, age 46, birth date July 23, 1964, claimed to be from Corbin, KY, US, and was going to Nigeria to build a bridge and also had his 7 year old son with him.. turns out that after 3 months.. I was taken for about $7000.. he was wonderful to me.. claimed he got mugged a couple of times.. and needed food money.. and the place over there would not take his credit card.. and then had trouble with a hospital bill and his flight back to the US.. I fell for it all.. and now am trying to pick up the pieces.. So ladies when you go on any type of an internet dating service... don't believe anyone.. keep your precious money.. for as much as they tell you what you want to hear.. and how much they cant wait to be with you.. like the story goes -- if it's to good to be true.. it probably isn't.... Trust me.. I am a poor girl.. but I will be just fine and I am hoping he one day gets a guilty conscience.. and realizes there is more to life than to take beautiful women's money.. he could be with one of us.. He will burn in hell.. I am praying for that!!!
2010-04-15, 14:39:13
anonymous from San Jose, United States  
I meet a guy online ( he told me to go to his yahoo to chat. We have chatted for about 45 days and in that time he is in love with me and says he is coming to the USA to bring his daughter. He does not want his daughter to grow up in Africa. A few weeks ago he said his apartment was robbied. Then about a week later he said his daughter had tphyoid fever and needed $688 to get treatment for her. He sounded so sad that he couldnt not pay fo rit since his apartment was robbied and his money was stolen. I sent the money (stupid me). Then a few days latr he starts with how his daughter needs meds for when she comes home from the hospital $200 more. His name is Joe Dominguez, the name I sent the money to is Ogunlye Adebola Ikeja Lagos State Nigeria. For the $200 I told him that name wouldnt work (I reported it to Western Union) so I needed another one. He gave me Agoro Basorun, 4 Olatayo Street, Ikeja Lagos State Nigeria 23401. I wil report this one to Western Union also. His Address is 10 All Saints Avenue Ikoji Lagos State Nigeria 23401. I mailed a card to him which came back to me. This guy is a major fraud, please do not get caught up in his mess. He is a smooth , sweet very caring talker so be careful and report any and all occurrances to police, fbi, cia and embassies. See his pics

2010-04-15, 20:34:34
momo from Japan  
He had my being made sympathize.

My dear, i am divorced three years ago and i have a son of 6 years old living with me here in UK. I have everything a man need but need a woman to make my life complete and full of hope. I am not here for games but to love and care with all my heart. I attached my pictures to you. I hope that you will like them. Please send me your own pictures and tell me more about yourself and your family. I hope that you understand. I am working based on the construction of road and bridges. I will tell you more when we know each other. Also i will teach you English so do not worry about your English.

Thanks and lots of love from Brown.

He deprived me of 950000$. 。。

Thanks for your wonderful mail and your pictures. You are so beautiful that every man will like to have as a wife. Do you know that your face is shinning like the stars in the sky. I am honored to see your beautiful face and the face of an Angel. I really thank you for your mail and i think we should start knowing each other very well and see what will come out of it. I want to make a home and i want a love that will last forever because i am ready to give what is love.

I am so glad that i met you because i believe you will understand the true meaning of love. Honestly my past love was not fine because my ex wife treated me so bad that she slept with my best friend in my house because things were difficult for me and we divorced. Right now, i am left a lone with my son. My parent are dead and i am the only child of my parent that is why i am looking for an Asian woman because i am ready to make a home and live with my partner forever.

I have my own house here in UK with two cars. What about you. Do you live a lone? I have everything a man need in his life but i am lacking a desire woman that will love me and take care of me. I want you to know that i have come to make you happy, put a smile on your face because you are an Angel and an Angel like you needs respect and you deserve a man that will cherish you forever that is why i am here to comfort you and give you hope, but we need to know each other very well.

Please i want you to tell me more about your parent. Do you live a lone? What do you expect from a man? I want to know everything about you. Bear in mind that i do not come to play games but to love and care for a true woman with all my heart. I hope you understand my English because i understood your own English. I want you to be writing to me everyday because it will help us in knowing each other very well. Do not worry about your English because i understand you very well and i will teach you more English.

Thanks and hope to hear from you.

Love from Brown.

I was very foolish. He was all believed.

It was really foolish.
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