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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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2013-01-10, 10:57:07
Miss Marple from United States  
2013-01-10, 01:41:18
danrodonnell@yahoo from United States
I am sorry that you are scammed,could you please post the emailddress ,header from a mail ,do you know how to open up a header in a mail ?i will post here options in different mails as i do not know what mail user you are ,when you find the header post it here,edit out your personal emailaddress from the header. I am sure you are not talking with the woman on the photos ,i believe scammers from Nigeria or Ghana have stolen this girls photos online and scams men with ,whatever you do ,DO NOT SEND MORE MONEY!! Block the scammer from further attempts to contact you ,scammers never ever stops asking for money .Where did you met this scammer ?


Real ID
Julia Egorova aka Carrie Joslin Model from Ukraine



http://www.modelmay..m/1347661
http://whotalking.c..casa/Julia


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2013-01-10, 10:58:02
Miss Marple from United States  
RE:2013-01-10, 01:41:18
danrodonnell@yahoo from United States

Choose the email you have
How to find email header:
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Apple Mail 2.x (Mac)

Select the message you want to view the headers of.
Press SHIFT-COMMAND-H to toggle full headers for the message. (Alternatively you can click VIEW in the menu bar, click MESSAGE, click LONG HEADERS.

Microsoft Outlook 2003 (Win)

Select the message you want to view the headers of.
Right click the mouse, select OPTIONS
Headers will be displayed within the 'Internet Headers' area of a pop-up window.

Mozilla Thunderbird 2.x (Win)

Select the message you want to view the headers of.
Press CTRL-U (or click VIEW from the menu bar, select MESSAGE SOURCE)
Headers will be displayed in a new window.

Google Mail (GMail)

Open the message you want to view the headers of.
Click the down arrow next to the 'Reply' link.
Select 'Show Original' to open a new window with the full headers

Windows Live Hotmail
(Full Version)

This does not work with Safari on Mac OS X
Right click on the message. (From the list of emails)
Select 'View Source'
A new window with the full headers and HTML source of the email will open

Yahoo Mail
'New' Version

Right click on the message.
Select 'View Full Headers'
A new window with the full headers will open

Yahoo Mail
'Classic' Version

Click on the message.
Click 'Full Headers' on the bottom right of the screen
2013-01-14, 17:25:32
anonymous from United States  
How are you



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2013-01-15, 01:45:32
anonymous from Many, United States  
rating
I was just chatting on blackplanet.com (looking4love500), when I got a IM from a guy saying he was from Barbados, lives in CA but currently working construction in Nigeria. I thought he was genuinely interested, 1st red flag: he asked about my family. 2nd red flag: I realized he was using copy and paste to tell me how much he was looking for love, nobody can type that fast, 3rd red flag: I asked him about the online scam where African men were trying to recruit American women to get into the country, he pretended to be shocked and then stopped responding. Afterward I did a search on GOOGLE and imagine what pops us CHAT SCAMS NIGERIA.
2013-01-15, 20:58:59
anonymous  
This is Louis Perry Cole also a scammer, please don't believe him!


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2013-01-15, 21:01:20
anonymous  
Scammer Louis Perry Cole from Lagos, Nigeria


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2013-01-26, 18:23:05
anonymous from Spain  
This gentleman is passed by a General called Mark Miller, UN military army of the United States of America, I'm sure you are using your photo to impersonate it, as he has a son named Alex Miller and are in Ghana, Accra, in North Africa, in a boarding school, because he is a widower and has no one to stay are your child until he retires from military service, takes two months, communicating with me and asking me for money, which I have fall into their scam, and deception, for their nice words, I just want to warn women that I encontrao in hi5, and I relocated to FB, there have different profiles with different names but the same surname. such as Jeffery, David, Brain, Briam.te want to get to the bone, and I think has an accomplice if not the same, is called Mr Adams akufuado, akufor. and the telephones of them are, both in Nigeria and Ghana, Accra.son 234-8104321621 / / /,234-8101866104 / / / 233-542470320, accra. / / / 234-8036851080, these are all number where I called for, cheat, the Senore s General AKUFUADO ADAMS MARK MILLER AND, OR AKUFOR


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2013-01-26, 18:28:58
anonymous from Spain  
SCAMMER.NIGERIA,GENERAL MARK MILLER
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Dating scammer Gen. John Miller
Dating scammer Gen. John Miller



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2013-01-26, 18:35:28
anonymous from Spain  
SCAMMER .GENERAL ,MARK MILLER


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2013-01-26, 18:38:50
anonymous from Spain  
GEN.MARK MILLER ,IS SCAMMER.
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Dating scammer Rodney Pace (Rod)
Dating scammer Rodney Pace (Rod)



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2013-01-26, 18:40:33
anonymous from Spain  
SCAMMER,GEN ,MARK MILLER,


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2013-02-01, 16:52:31
armstrongekechukwu@yahoo.com from United States  
rating
hi
2013-02-02, 10:36:44
anonymous from Hong Kong  
報稱職業是社工的一名香港女子墮入異地網 局,四十七萬港元積蓄遭黑人老千騙光!馬 西亞的傳媒報道,該名香港女社工去年初在 上結識一名自稱身處馬來西亞的英國白人男 ,詎料對方是黑人老千假扮,兩人網上交往 年後已談婚論嫁,老千哄騙女社工先墊支籌 婚禮並匯款給他,匯款到手後即玩失蹤,港 發現受騙後,本周二前赴馬來西亞報警,當 警方迅即搗破一個老千集團並拘捕九人。

地警方表示,三十七歲受害港女去年初在一 社交媒人網站,認識一名訛稱是英國白人的 人男子,身處馬來西亞的騙徒花半年時間追 受害人,並向她求婚成功,之後藉詞不夠錢 不能到香港與她會面,哄騙港女先墊支費用 辦婚禮,受害人不虞有詐,自去年六月開始 先後六次將大約四十七萬港元積蓄,匯入騙 在馬來西亞的多個銀行戶口。

當地警方拘 九男女

當港女匯款後,對方即失去聯絡。 害人去年底懷疑受騙,電郵馬來西亞警方求 ,本周二更親身到馬國報案,當地警方於本 三凌晨在馬六甲武吉波浪新村一間公寓進行 項突擊行動,搗破該老千集團,拘捕七名尼 利亞籍黑人及兩名菲律賓籍女子,年齡介乎 十五歲至三十七歲,警方在行動中檢獲相信 老千用來行騙的九部手提電腦、廿三部手機 滿載博取同情心的甜言蜜語英文「貓紙」、 本列滿各國不同人士,特別是亞洲人個人資 的記錄簿等。

警方調查發現,被捕的七名 日利亞籍黑人男子均持有當地高等院校學生 ,懷疑濫用簽證行騙;而被捕的兩名菲籍女 則是逾期逗留。警方相信受害者超過五十人ﺺ,涉及總金額或高達一千二百多萬港元 稱職業是社工的一名香港女子墮入異地網戀
2013-02-02, 10:36:49
anonymous from Hong Kong  
報稱職業是社工的一名香港女子墮入異地網 局,四十七萬港元積蓄遭黑人老千騙光!馬 西亞的傳媒報道,該名香港女社工去年初在 上結識一名自稱身處馬來西亞的英國白人男 ,詎料對方是黑人老千假扮,兩人網上交往 年後已談婚論嫁,老千哄騙女社工先墊支籌 婚禮並匯款給他,匯款到手後即玩失蹤,港 發現受騙後,本周二前赴馬來西亞報警,當 警方迅即搗破一個老千集團並拘捕九人。

地警方表示,三十七歲受害港女去年初在一 社交媒人網站,認識一名訛稱是英國白人的 人男子,身處馬來西亞的騙徒花半年時間追 受害人,並向她求婚成功,之後藉詞不夠錢 不能到香港與她會面,哄騙港女先墊支費用 辦婚禮,受害人不虞有詐,自去年六月開始 先後六次將大約四十七萬港元積蓄,匯入騙 在馬來西亞的多個銀行戶口。

當地警方拘 九男女

當港女匯款後,對方即失去聯絡。 害人去年底懷疑受騙,電郵馬來西亞警方求 ,本周二更親身到馬國報案,當地警方於本 三凌晨在馬六甲武吉波浪新村一間公寓進行 項突擊行動,搗破該老千集團,拘捕七名尼 利亞籍黑人及兩名菲律賓籍女子,年齡介乎 十五歲至三十七歲,警方在行動中檢獲相信 老千用來行騙的九部手提電腦、廿三部手機 滿載博取同情心的甜言蜜語英文「貓紙」、 本列滿各國不同人士,特別是亞洲人個人資 的記錄簿等。

警方調查發現,被捕的七名 日利亞籍黑人男子均持有當地高等院校學生 ,懷疑濫用簽證行騙;而被捕的兩名菲籍女 則是逾期逗留。警方相信受害者超過五十人ﺺ,涉及總金額或高達一千二百多萬港元 稱職業是社工的一名香港女子墮入異地網戀
2013-02-02, 10:43:45
anonymous from Hong Kong  
The reported occupational social workers at a Hong Kong woman fall into different places online dating scam, 41-HK $ 70,000 savings were blacks Tazza cheated! Malaysian media reported that the female social workers in Hong Kong early last year, met over the Internet in a self-proclaimed white men living in Malaysia expected, nothing the other is posing blacks Tazza, six months after the two online exchanges Tanhunlunjia old to one thousand coaxed the first advances in female social workers preparing for the wedding and to send money to him, remittances disappeared as soon as the hand, Hong Kong girl found Tuesday cheated depart for Malaysia police, local police smashed a veteran cadres Group immediately and arrested nine people.

Local police said the thirty and seven female victims in Hong Kong go to the beginning of a social matchmaker website recognize a falsely claimed that a black man for white British fraudsters spend six months living in Malaysia, the pursuit of the victim, and to propose to her success, and after the pretext of not enough money and can not come to Hong Kong to meet with her, coaxing Port female first advanced payments wedding, no fears of fraud victims, since June last year, six will be about HK $ 70,000 41 savings, import fraudsters in Malaysia the number of bank accounts.

Local police arrest nine men and women

When Hong Kong female remittance after, the other side that lost contact. Victims of the end of last year might have been deceived, email Malaysian police for help this week, two more person to the Malaysian report, the local police in the early hours of Wednesday in an apartment in Malacca Wuji Bo Lang New Village three smashed the old one thousand Group arrested the seven Nigerian blacks and two Filipino woman,
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