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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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2006-12-10, 19:07:02
anonymous from United States  
Yes there should be more control from wetern union for people that pick up money, this can be done easily and would prevent a lot of scams. Its a shame thought that so many people the first time they are contacted from one of these scammers buys into there scheme. People need to be less gullable and do research before they are asked to send any money to anyone over the internet, They would quickly find out that more than likely its is a scam and probably funding terrorists abroad! Thes scams are huge and mostly seem to be originating from nigeria but they have operators here in the us as well. If your getting pictures from a girl that looks gorgeous and claims shes from or in nigeria than most likely its not them and its scam.
2006-12-11, 00:02:36
anonymous from United States  
Damn western fools. I am Russian, so this really looks foolish to me. You might figure you are only encouraging these scams.

Alex
2006-12-11, 17:28:56
anonymous from United States  
I am another sucker. 'Frank Joe' and I met on Match.com. He first contacted me through Match.com and asked to email him at abmaxx2200_joe@yahoo.com In his profile he was a single father of a 6 yr old son who lost his wife two years ago in a car crash. He is a building contractor working on contracts in west Africa. I did not think much about it at first. He asked if I could send money to get his son a birthday present which was today. Being the nice person I am, I Western Union $200 for gifs for him and his son. But this past weekend, he wanted to come meet me and asked if I could help get him back to the states. WHAT A SCAM!. I should have followed by head instead of my heart. I thought I had met a man that truly had brought light to my life. I sent $2400 by Western Union to pay for his airfare. I should have questioned it because Western Union asked if I knew the person I was sending the money to. Today he contacted about BTA insurance before he can leave tomorrow. I told him I could not send any more money. Did not have it. I cannot believe these people that scam people out of their life savings. These people play on people's feelings and emotions. This puts a very foul taste in my mouth for ever finding love and companionship.
This image was also posted here:
Dating scammer Harry McDaniel Ashwood, in Nigeria



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2006-12-11, 17:33:45
anonymous from United States  
Another 'Frank Joe' picture
This image was also posted here:
Dating scammer Harry McDaniel Ashwood, in Nigeria



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2006-12-11, 17:34:27
anonymous from United States  
Another 'Frank Joe'
This image was also posted here:
Dating scammer Harry McDaniel Ashwood, in Nigeria



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2006-12-12, 03:29:09
anonymous from Australia  
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This Girl is in Nigeria, and clams to love you after a few meetings and wants to fly over to see you but needs money for Airfairs but she says she has a Rich family background but cant get the money until she is married. She also talks about how she is an Economics specialist that did a university degree in the US (Pretty bad written English too) and also adds she has spent all of her last money getting her Sick Mother medical treatment. She seems to like calling you Honey. Look out for this one, be Warned, she goes by the name of Chelsea Green and has 2 different email accounts, Chelseagreen2006@hotmail.com and chelseagreen2010@yahoo.com. I meet her First as this picture then she changed the picture to someone else which I will also post and said this one was her Friend. She says he father died in a plane crash and was Wealthy in Gas and Oil. Careful Guys
2006-12-12, 03:34:01
anonymous from Australia  
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This is who Chelsea Green Turned into, and told me the top one in the picture above was a friend. Why would she have had that picture on Her profile when she was trying to get a Catch, then she told me she was having computer problems and couldn't put the one in Purple up again. I got it for you Guys, to see how she has changed


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2006-12-12, 03:35:41
anonymous from Australia  
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One more of Chelsea Green. Careful of this one !!!!


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2006-12-12, 04:39:02
storm5510@gmail.com from United States  
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I had my first Russian take a shot at me using an actresses photos. The actress is Rachel Bilson. I will put a link below to her IMDB page so you can look at her photos there. I will not post them here. The person using these went by the name of 'Daria.' I di not know the last name. The email address used is daria@ft-continental.com.

http://www.imdb.com..nm1377375/
2006-12-12, 11:13:12
s.ralston@comcast.net from United States  
Also let your scammer know youve busted them 'if your on to theyre scam wait for them to ask for money' and tell them you notifying the proper agencies, it will at least make them change identity and slow them down, also let the dating service know too so theyre profile gets freezed. I had a little fun with mine after i visited this site, she had no idea i knew and i strung her along for another two days, she was getting impatient, relling me she wanted to hurry and leave for here and was getting tired of talking on the interenet, so during that time she or 'he' couldnt take time with someone else, they got quite pissed as you can see by my posted transcripts.
2006-12-12, 12:36:33
anonymous from United States  
The Frank Joe from above has the same story as Harry Ashwood. That comment should be posted on the other site also. Exact same story!!
http://www.delphifa..111.shtml
2006-12-13, 05:52:51
anonymous from Australia  
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THIS is the PURPLE PICTURE OF CHELSEA GREEN, the other one I sent before ABOUT 6 Comments up seems to be down, this is who she originally was. WOW what a change
2006-12-13, 06:36:47
anonymous from Australia  
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CHELSEA GREEN GUYS AGAIN SO WATCH OUT GUYS and girls, I think this is the NEXT SCAM, since I did a good job on her in letting her know she was full of crap on the other SCAM, HE OR SHE seems to have changed the SCAM, now let me GUESS, is this a sick Orphan with AIDS who needs expensive drug treatments or they will DIE. Adopted the Child of course, but has alot of Money until she can get married or similiar. What a Nice Person, I got the MSN PICS, and this one is off the SERVER so its the NEXT attempt to change the scam. LOOK OUT PEOPLE !!!!!!!!!!!
2006-12-15, 07:36:06
anonymous from Australia  
Hello, great website, I almost got con by Becky Green asking for money to come to Australia, she even had another passport with photo all written in French and pretending to be from Benin.
Has anyone got information on the following girl (see picture).
She goes by the name of Nicole James. She actually went to send money to Australia.

Have a look below at the email she sen't me.

I am more than happy to know more about you and i believe you are a man with great features in life I hope you will be honest with me as well because i see you understand more about a relationship....but i need to let you know what i am facing right now before we go too far....My dad used to live in Kentucky, United States of America. Tel: 1-270-423-5155 or 1-270-813-8349. ADDY: 1001 Highway 62 West Princeton, KY 42445. I lived with my Ex-Boyfriend before I had a problem as a result of his misbehavior.
I've been having a problem with my Dad who i used live with but right now due to our differences, i have left the United States for africa my Mom is from Perth,WA but she`s late now. MY Dad works with Oil Contractors in UK and Africa include some parts of the Asian and American. I work with my father as his personal auditor and we move around for his contracts whereever he is awarded.

My first boy friend, Victor Glashow, absconded with my dad's money
which was kept with me after a completion of a contract in EAST london,USA. When my boy friend got absconded with the undisclosed sum of USdollars, this brought the first brokeup between me and my dad, cos he thought, we have the deal together, but not knowing that I'm an innocent about this. So my dad has been harsh and tough against me about this.

Then when I perceived all his behaviors towards me and the bad acts of his newly gotten wife, i decided to leave kentucky to meet a friend in Lagos in west africa whom have meet during our stay there for a contract with N.N.P.C. I left because my dad have been treating me bad and stopped me from working with him even having any access to his assets, and i felt no where to go than to leave the states to search for an investment here. Now, for you to know im not in the states now, you can call any of my above Telephone, it will only be ringing, if not yet deactivated by the service provider, i left in my personal room
in my dad's house. My hope of getting an investment here with the money is to no avail or success.

Now, I'm in need of your help, have gotten the enuogh money to run myself when I get to AU, i want to come over to your end and stay with you for main time, I don't want to live here anymore, you know I'm a foreigner here and it is absolutely danger for me here, so that is why i need your gesture assistance. How i want you to help me? I have some money, which I've gotten from an over invoiced Contract renumeration executed by my dad with some contractors, so I have taken up the money from the contractors, but I'm hiding up from the girl I stayed with here in Nigeria, because i might got setup if they know i have such huge amount of money (1,500,000.00$), so for me to be more safe and secure, I put this money in a box and got it locked up with a security code known to me only, and I deposited the box with some of my travelling luggages with a Security and Insurance Company who render private diplomatic delivery service and i told them that the two boxes are my travelling luggage, which I want to send forth to USA because i'm returning home, then i paid them up their custody and security fee.

So, I want the box sent to you while i catch up with you as soon as it is been delivered to you while I pay you up your Rent charge and a reasonable amount for compensation, only 30% of the money in the box to you. Every arrangement for the delivery is kinda perfect, I have obtained customs papers for private freight and there are seals on the box showing that it is a private delivery and check performed, it is free from customs checks, it will be delivered at your door step by the diplomats of the security company, you do not need to burn out to receive it. And the boxes have security codes lock known to me only, only me can open the boxes, except if
I tell anyone the Code, so the Boxes cannot be opened on the Way of delivery to you. I couldn't stay with the boxes in the lodge because it is not safe for me to do so, then I have to put it in a Security and Insurance Company for safety.

Therefore, I want you to contact me as soon as possible, so that you can make the Clearance from the Security Company as the Recipient of my Boxes. And once the box gets, I will be there with you, then we can open the box together or i will tell you the code to open it, so that you can arrange everything properly before my arrival. Like I said, I will fulfil my 30% promise of the money to you for your assistance and we can meet for a better living. And I hope you are for real about having a relationship.

I will appreciate your trust towards this and hoping to hear from you and to meet you inperson. Please, kindly make your response to my email which you know so that i can read your message easily and we can
proceed from there.
Thanks

Nicole

Anyone with info would be appreciated.
Thanks


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2006-12-15, 18:17:53
anonymous from Canada  
i think scam, the story is too long. too many bad turns. and the english and grammar is not good. She asks nothing about you. starts by telling you about how she needs your money. scam.
there are no beautiful white women stuck in nigeria.
the lagos is such a slum, that any foreigner stuck there, goes to the embassy.
scam with a new picture, and a different story.
but a scam non the less.
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