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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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2011-10-18, 18:05:48   (updated: 2011-10-18, 18:13:49)
anonymous  
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BEWARE OF HANNA RIISE: hannariise@yahoo.com / handas1@yahoo.com...SHE TAGGED ME...BRAINWASHED ME TO PAY FOE HER TO COME OVER TO MEET IN PERSON....I WAS GOING THROUG A ROUGH TIME AND I BETRAYED THE WOMAN I MARRIED FOR MANY YEARS AND WHOM TOOK CARE OF ME WHEN EVER I NEEDED HER AND I FELT FOR LIES AND SOB STORRY'S....YOUNG AND SO CALLED FAKE BEAUTY......WE HAD SEX FOR 3 WEEKS SEVERAL TIMES A DAY....SHE LEFT....EMAILED ME TO LET ME KNOW SHE NEEDED MONEY FOR DOCTOR BECAUSE SHE WAS PREGNANT.....A FEW WEELS ;ATER SHE NEEDED ME TO SEND MORE CASH BECAUSE SHE LOST THE 'FAKE BABY'....SHE HAD NO HEALTHCARE INSURANCE....SHE COULD NOT RECEIVE MONEY IN HER NAME, I HAD TO SENT IT VIA FRIENDS OF HER IN NIGERIA....2 YEARS LATER AND 20.000 DOLLARS LATER SHE SOLD A MALL SHE INHERITED FROM HER GRANDMOTHER TO REPAY ME BUT SHE NEEDED THE LAST 450 DOLLARS TO OPEN A BANK ACCOUNT SHE NEEDED TO RECEIVE THE MONEY FROM THE BUYER....I AM STILL WAITING ON THE MONEY I LEND HER AND MORE TO COME...SHE EVEN SEND ME FAKE DOUMENTS AND A FAKE PROMOSSORY NOTE...ME AND MY LOVED ONES ARE TOTALLY RUINED BECAUSE OF THIS BAD WOMAN NAMED HANNA RIISE AKA RIISE1 AKA HANDAS1 AKA RIISE12 AKA RIISE147 AKA RIISE39 AKA RIISE40 AKA RIISE41....SO SAD STUPID ME....I BETRAYED THE PEOPLE WHO CARED THE MOST.....I DON'T KNOW HOW I WILL EVER MAKE UP MY BAD MISTAKES WITH THEM...I LET THEM DOWN AND EMBARRESED MY GRAND CHILDREN AND MY KIDS.....DON'T LET MIDLIFE CRISIS AND DEPRESSION PLAY YOU FOR A FOOL ...BEWARE...HANN RIISE AKA HANDAS1 IS GOOD AT WHAT SHE DOES AND SHE IS WILLING TO CRUSH YOU FOR MONEY.....MONEY....MONEY....I LOST EVERYTHING I HAD BECAUSE OF HER AND MY STUPIDITY.......
2011-10-19, 00:14:43
anonymous  
Listen up guys... if you have to wonder why some young sexy babe thousands of miles away can't find a partner in their part of the world ? The clear answer emerges... cash, dollars, euros, rupees... or whatever you wanna call it, the motivating answer is simple = SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM !

There's no sexy babe on the other end ! More than likely some young dude with balls is being pimped by a greedy maestro, who has a knife at his throat should he try anything else. And he's not alone. The cafe is crowded with lowlife scammers working for a 'maestro' who buys the computer time and hires them to scam you under the pretense of being a woman seeking romance. To these immortal thieves, it is just a business. And more often than not pictures of sexy PORN models are cleverly used to lure you into their web of deceit and deception. The 'maestro' gets a 60 percent cut and reserves another 20 percent to pay off law enforcement officials who rarely come around. That still puts plenty of cash in the scammer's pocket. The typical scammer spends up to 12 hours a day, seven days a week, huddled over one of many computers, pretending to be a sexy woman working his scams.

Don't take it personally that they're trying to scam you... just move on, brush off the dirt and learn from experiences. If not, the con artist wins because they leave a mark on you that YOU choose not to handle, and the next quality love of your life may have to pay the price for you not dealing with it.

2011-10-22, 18:27:31
anonymous  
what a shit > exceptions still in nigeria who not scamming ?

a short scamlist by me

1 babaloa abiola sodik
2 pamela beca
3 latera dave
4 sarah dave
5 latera b
6 0wolabi
etc etc etc > all linked to babalola abiola sodik

idiots probably trying all to het easily money and disappearing in nothing
till the moment they can not hide anymore

wished people helped to give possibility to
stop them
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2011-10-22, 18:37:03
anonymous  
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2011-10-27, 02:55:30
Ugorji_nkechi@yahoo.com from Kuwait  
I wil luv 2 kno u i'm 4m Nigeria
2011-10-29, 05:45:01   (updated: 2011-10-29, 06:32:19)
anonymous  
Also known as 'Thedora Keeling' from Ghana (Romantic Scammer). She ask you for Money. Tells to you she loves you. Plays the usual Games. Nigerian Connection. Attention ! Search this Name and you will find a lot of Scammer who use Pictures from Next Door Nikki like 'she' too. - thedorathedora@yahoo.com


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2011-10-30, 03:27:46
anonymous  
2011-10-31, 02:40:56   (updated: 2011-10-31, 02:43:12)
anonymous  
Now you know it definitely. Unimportant, what she tell to you. Whoever ... she has a new name together with you. 'She' is a liar.
This image was also posted here:
Dating scammer Rhoda Naa from Accra, Ghana
Dating scam artist Sindy Becky Green in Ashley, Ohio (Lagos, Nigeria)



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2011-10-31, 03:20:16
anonymous  
And, a new profile. But, this time she is evangelic.

http://www.adventis..ys&from=s

I was making a screen photo. This profile is for sure quickly deleted.
This image was also posted here:
Dating scammer Rhoda Naa from Accra, Ghana
Dating scam artist Sindy Becky Green in Ashley, Ohio (Lagos, Nigeria)



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2011-11-06, 07:04:00
anonymous from Kuwait  
XZA
2011-11-06, 07:05:29
anonymous from Kuwait  
I WANT WOMAN

2011-11-06, 15:59:30   (updated: 2011-11-06, 16:33:25)
anonymous from Australia  
just seeing if this picture has been used I thought I have seen this one before
2011-11-06, 16:01:27
anonymous from Australia  
2011-11-06, 16:30:49
anonymous from Australia  
2011-11-08, 08:38:31
anonymous  
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Beware of this girl, call herself Sharon Debby. she use every trick in the book to get you to send money . and use some one els picture to entice you.
attachment of photo .


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