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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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2012-07-01, 10:07:58
Miss Marple from United States  
@germany

Please add some more information as emailaddress and name..has he asked you for money? Is he sending you templates?(formletters) strangers asking for money is always an scam! please do not send money!

All kind regards //Miss Marple//
2012-07-04, 05:24:54
anonymous from Kuwait  
hello ,

That person contacted me for spam, I found your info useful. Thank you
2012-07-04, 07:44:10
anonymous from Nigeria  
You look so cute,After reading your profile today i found you best among best that gives me the impressions of writing this mail to you,i like your pic and i will like to know you more better for us to become a good nice and sincere friend. remember that age,color and distance has noting to do with relationship.i will like us to talk more better on our private email.... here is mine belovedsam2001@yahoo.com

A lots of care
Samuel

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2012-07-04, 19:47:52
anonymous from United Kingdom  
alvin or arvin parker watch out he is on facebook he is only after your money
2012-07-06, 17:52:05   (updated: 2012-07-06, 17:54:25)
ELADIO from Spain  
some one know her?


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2012-07-07, 07:01:30
Hazzelleyed@aim.com from United States  
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I am determined to read every single page on this topic - very fascinating! Are there any RECENT stories of people being duped from June 2012 through now? Please post!
2012-07-07, 07:01:55
Hazzelleyed@aim.com from United States  
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I am determined to read every single page on this topic - very fascinating! Are there any RECENT stories of people being duped from June 2012 through now? Please post!
2012-07-07, 09:54:40
anonymous  
Here is another scammer located in Nigeria (apparently): donaldsapril@yahoo.com

I caught her and made her think she got me and to punish her, I sent her to get the money at Western Union for some fake details (ahhha) - she just replied and I sent her again.

Our correspondence was going on for weeks - she was really 'working' on me to scam me and get my money. So be careful with her name: APRIL EMILY DONALDS. BE SAFE!
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HERE THE LAST EMAIL WHERE SHE ASKED WHERE THE MONEY IS - and she felt like an idiot when reclaiming the money at the bankEnjoy:
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Hello Dearest,

I apologized for this - I am slightly 'confused' with the whole thing; I just asked my friend (the sender) to verify the number he gave me and it looks as if he made AGAIN a mistake... Sorry... Not your fault.

Please go again there and put the MTCN: 7713900987 and NOT 1773900987.

April - I am sorry for this; it is always the same thing when you ask people to do things for you.

Please get back to me when you get the money, for I need a confirmation.

Please calm down as I am sure all will now be OK!

Lots kisses xxxxx

De : April Donalds <donaldsapril@yahoo.com>
À :
Envoyé le :
Objet : Re: Waiting for your call..

Hello Dear,

How are you doing today? I hope your day has been going good so far.. I just got back from western union and I was not able to get any money from them.. I was told that there was no transfer with such details made.. I was totally embarrassed because it seemed like I made it all up..
Please dear what happened? Western union said there was 'no match found'.. Please could you find out what happened..
I will be waiting for your reply..
Lots of love
April.

From:
To: April Donalds <donaldsapril@yahoo.com>
Sent: Friday, July 6, 2012 9:08 PM
Subject: Re: Waiting for your call..

Hello Dearest,

Thank you for your message.

I understand - please go and have some rest. I am still trading as we speak so just to tell, I am thinking of you and I will write more tomorrow.

I hope this helps underlines our deep relationship and I look forward to seeing here in UK.

Speak tomorrow and please confirm the receipt.

Lots kisses xxx


De : April Donalds <donaldsapril@yahoo.com>
À :
Envoyé le :
Objet : Re: Waiting for your call..

Darling,

Thanks for your support.. My heart is reaching out to you now and I don't know how else to show my appreciation right now than the words THANK YOU.. But then when I get back to the UK there will be more (smiles).... After I sent you my last email, my day got very hectic, I haven't even gone to Western union yet to get the money because I just saw your email... I will do that in the morning tomorrow as Western union here only operates with banks.

Love and friendship is what I feel with you, I don't just want us to be lovers, we should also be friends, and that is what will make our relationship much better. The greatest of lovers don't make the best of friends, remember that, and when there comes a time when you feel that things can't get any worse, think of me, for I can try my best to bring you all the happiness in the world.

Sweetie, I am sorry I can't write so much now.. I am very tired and my head hurts.. I need to get some sleep now..
Thanks once again and I will never forget this.. Please write me, I will love to read from you tomorrow..
Lots of love
April



From:
To: April Donalds <donaldsapril@yahoo.com>
Sent: Friday, July 6, 2012 12:58 PM
Subject: Re: Waiting for your call..

OK Dearest - this is better and I feel the money is safe.

Please go to your nearest Western Union and collect the money; please confirm when received to make sure the funds have arrived. We will talk/discuss it when you are back in the UK or you will invite me for our first date :-) (Kidding..).

The details:

Sender: T. V.
Amount: £130 (HUNDRED AND THIRTY POUNDS)
Money Transfer Control Number: 1773900987 (ALL MADE UP!)
Address: 37 ......
Test question: 'How old are you?' the anwer is '39' - It is my age :-) as you know.
Phone: 00.......

OK - please take care now and please get back to me ASAP.

Lots kisses and Hugs too!

xxxx


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2012-07-07, 10:01:28
anonymous  
Just in case Guys, further to my story above with APRIL EMILY DONALDS in Nigeria - She did not scam me lol but here are further pictures she sent to show she is apparently in Nigeria on MISSIONARY WORK - She wanted me to send her money as a loan so that when she is back in Europe, she will reimburse this to me (Dating scam) so be careful:

Her email reads: donaldsapril@yahoo.com

I will be posting the last picture in the next post:

2012-07-07, 10:01:30   (updated: 2012-07-07, 10:03:31)
anonymous  
Just in case Guys, further to my story above with APRIL EMILY DONALDS in Nigeria - She did not scam me lol but here are further pictures she sent to show she is apparently in Nigeria on MISSIONARY WORK - She wanted me to send her money as a loan so that when she is back in Europe, she will reimburse this to me (Dating scam) so be careful:

Her email reads: donaldsapril@yahoo.com

I will be posting the last picture in the next post:
2012-07-07, 10:05:41
anonymous  
And the last pic from (Apparently doing some missionwork in Nigeria):

donaldsapril@yahoo.com


Be safe people and keep your money tight!
2012-07-07, 10:25:48
anonymous  
And finally her number:

Name: Donalds April
Phone number: 2347058022121
Address: 20 Isaac John street, GRA, Lagos, Nigeria, 23401
The NGO in-charge of me is Orphans Voluntary Service Organisation. (PROBABLY A FAKE NGO which does not exist on a search engine).

Be safe out there! Cheers
2012-07-07, 18:06:52
JAS from United States  
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This is a scammer, [image: [roseBudRedHearts
%5B1%5D.gif]]
Hello My Dearest,[image: ][image: ]
[image: ][image: ][image: ] Thanks for your response, how
are you doing and every thing
moving with you, guess you are
doing fine and in God's
protection. i will be happy to
knowing more about you. I will love to introduce my self to
you today. my name is Miss
Jasmine Awa , I have 23 years
old, I came from Liberia in west
Africa. I am the only daughter of
Dr Wilson Awa. my late father was the director of Sobaz oil
before his death from the war
going on in my country .
It was on one early morning
militants groups attack to my
family killing my parents on a cold blood ward, I am the only
one left. I flew to a near by
country Dakar Senegal where we
are staying now as a refugee,
am doing my second year in
nursing school before the incident occurred.
attached here is my pictures.
I will tell you more about me in
my next mail
awaiting to hear prompt good
respond from you and God bless you for your kind attention and
hospitality towards me.
your forever in love,
kisses with multiple love and
cherish you.
Sonia Jasmine. please i want you to send your
information as follows
NATIONALITY............
FULL NAMES.............
OCCUPATION............
RESIDENT ADDRESS............. PHONE NUMBER.................
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2012-07-08, 02:01:38
anonymous  
AND JUST TO END TO THE ABOVE STORY WITH APRIL MCDONALDS - I 'PUNISHED' HER AGAIN AND SENT HER AGAIN TO WESTERN UNION (WITH OBVIOUSLY NO MONEY SENT) AND SHE REPLIED: PLEASE PLEASE GUYS BE SAFE, ESPECIALLY THINGS FROM NIGERIA:

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HERE IS HER REPLY:


De : April Donalds <donaldsapril@yahoo.com>
À :
Envoyé le :
Objet : Re: Waiting for your call..

Hello Dear,
Once again 'no match found' at Western Union.. Was any money sent at all? I have been waiting for your call too and I haven't heard from you yet.. I think you should have your friend send the money to you while you send it to me..
How is your work going? I hope you are fine and doing good?
Hope to hear from you again.
Hugs and kisses
April.
2012-07-08, 02:04:08
anonymous  
AND THE FOLLOW-UP FROM APRIL MCDONALDS FROM NIGERIA - BE SAFE PEOPLE!:
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De : April Donalds <donaldsapril@yahoo.com>
À :
Envoyé le :
Objet : Re: Waiting for your call..

Hello Dear,
Once again 'no match found' at Western Union.. Was any money sent at all? I have been waiting for your call too and I haven't heard from you yet.. I think you should have your friend send the money to you while you send it to me..
How is your work going? I hope you are fine and doing good?
Hope to hear from you again.
Hugs and kisses
April.
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