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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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2013-08-30, 15:53:12
anonymous from Brazil  
eu sou léo


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2013-08-30, 19:19:14
~Bax! from United States  
Anonymous friend @ U.S.A.,
2013-08-27, 04:47:27
anonymous from United States

I am deeply moved to sorrow that this has happened. I have found a bit it truth to begin.
Your Nigerian contacts have stolen photos of work being done in Tanzania by Chinese contractors.
The Nigerian scammer will place a photo with a made-up lie and have no remorse, only victims.

Distance From: Nigeria Distance To: Tanzania
Distance: 2,160.9 miles 3,477.7 kilometers 1877.8 nautical miles
As you may know his distance is equal to that from Pittsburgh, Pa. to Oakland, Ca.

Your photo can be found here, with the article; http://tinyurl.com/pbvooab

Chinese contractors are undertaking works worth $2.69 billion (4.3trn/-) in Tanzania, an indication of the growing presence of Chinese companies in the country. The outgoing Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Tanzania, Mr Liu Xinsheng, said this week that Chinese companies are undertaking...


Again, I'm sorry that this info.comes to you late. Will try, if you want more to be found.
This link will take you to all of the Google entries; http://tinyurl.com/l4m5enf
2013-08-30, 22:14:39
anonymous from United States  
2013-08-31, 22:56:24
anonymous from United States  
Dear Bax,
Thank you so much for taking the time to post your information.
As you might expect, after 2 months of talking ,making plans, as he said he lives in N.Y.c..
I'm a single mother, and my boy is grown.
I'm on my own now, and I was just so happy to find someone like this man, who turned out to be a young black man who
Says he lives in poverty in Lagos, alone,orphaned..blah blah
Sad, but that part might be true, but I'm barely able to feed myself..this kook, thought that I was going to
RENT THE 'SPOILED EQUIPMENT', necessary to build a bridge!!!
Just THANK YOU so much
I'm not always right in my head
And I was so depressed that I maybe even took too much medication and I was just hoping that I would sleep along while
He's still calling me. But with the'confession that he is a 30yo
Black MAN who is not surviving well in the poverty of Lagos
I'm not really in any position to help get anyone out of a country that is very dangerous.
I don't have the money to fix my car.lol
Mrazzi50@Gmail.com, MaggieRazzi/Facebook
Ty


2013-08-31, 22:57:39
anonymous from United States  
Dear Bax,
Thank you so much for taking the time to post your information.
As you might expect, after 2 months of talking ,making plans, as he said he lives in N.Y.c..
I'm a single mother, and my boy is grown.
I'm on my own now, and I was just so happy to find someone like this man, who turned out to be a young black man who
Says he lives in poverty in Lagos, alone,orphaned..blah blah
Sad, but that part might be true, but I'm barely able to feed myself..this kook, thought that I was going to
RENT THE 'SPOILED EQUIPMENT', necessary to build a bridge!!!
Just THANK YOU so much
I'm not always right in my head
And I was so depressed that I maybe even took too much medication and I was just hoping that I would sleep along while
He's still calling me. But with the'confession that he is a 30yo
Black MAN who is not surviving well in the poverty of Lagos
I'm not really in any position to help get anyone out of a country that is very dangerous.
I don't have the money to fix my car.lol
Mrazzi50@Gmail.com, MaggieRazzi/Facebook
Ty


2013-08-31, 23:13:22   (updated: 2013-08-31, 23:15:26)
anonymous from United States  
Picture of my new MILLS THOMPSON CURRENTLY now a BLACK man from Lagos poverty stricken?? Making plans for coming over to the US, say name is ola/ olaide. Ogwad?
2013-09-01, 03:10:03
anonymous from United States  
Anonymous friend @ U.S.A.,

You are most welcome and I encourage you to remain here at Delphi for as long as it takes to
regain your peace of mind and move past this sorrowful event. For now, remain aware that once
a population of thieves have gained access to ill-gotten gains, they are like vultures and
ever ready to pounce with fortified courage, where they see easy pickings.

There are many recurring horror stories told of the scammers world. Of the burdeons suffered
by their victims. Even to the extreme, of some victims losing their world and their lives.
The scammers are well aquainted with the fact that only a human heart separates them from
riches. They will use every trick in the book with no fear of reprisal. Guard your heart.

Here are many more caring and understanding people, who share our thoughts.
The right type of people to meet-up with on the internet.

http://www.scamsurvivors.com
http://youreittoday..ammers.php
http://www.scamvict..united.com
http://www.crimes-o..upport.htm
2013-09-02, 02:02:48
anonymous from United States  
Goes by Courtney Payne/Aeisha Bey
Uses both names for employment and other federal opportunities
Works as a nurse or personal attendant
Claims to have infant twins and 1 also is named Courtney
She also has a'cousin'?, and she also uses both names for work and for assistance. She says she is 27, ffrom a broken family of 10 children and foster care system, ......
Gold digger, both men and women.
Seems very sweet, and sweet like poison
Be careful



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2013-09-04, 04:35:22
anonymous from United States  
I got a girl textin me from.a dating site. Says she lives in tx....says her.doc perscribed her meds an she needs help payin for it. Says its Zoloft - Generic tablet,diuretics and Antifibrinolytic. Its o viouslu a scam...I'm still txtin as we speak...how can I get this bitch
2013-09-04, 08:41:52
~Bax! from United States  
anonymous from United States,
2013-09-04, 04:35:22

There are many ways to retaliate on scammer contacts.
I would be pleased to follow your direction. To begin,
more info. about your contact is essential for three
rasons. 1st to help others avoid being scammed. 2nd
this may be a local with ties to another country.
My first disapointment was just that and their helpers name
is to registered US sex offenders. 3rd is not to jump-in with
a half-assed plan. Post your info. we will prepare.
2013-09-05, 12:02:36
anonymous from United States  
I am hysterical, I am feeling torn apart by the the same man who has been trying to get me to pay for the Nigerian bridge and he is now 'a poor black Nigerian man who is' sorry'that he did to me...... Every thing that I have posted on here in the last few weeks. Now that I am just about to lose my mind and I am going crazy about the fact that I am feeling sorry for this man child, who is living in poverty, sending me PICTURES of ' himself'? IN THE rental room and compound that he lives in. I have been trying to think of every way possible for me to bring him home to me
again please believe that my emotions and feelings for him are real, this, guy is a genius out completely retarded he managed to get me to fall in love with him twice hmm

This image was also posted here:
Another dating / chat scam - USA/ Nigeria connection



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2013-09-05, 17:28:18
~Bax! from United States  
YOU ARE MISTAKEN!

You ARE NOT in love with this contact. You are in love with
the IDEA of BEING IN LOVE! They are HORRIBLE, LIEING Thieves!

bring him home to me again please


THAT CONTACT IS NOT WHO YOU THINK IT IS!
Please see the links above, I have tried to begin to help you.
I will no longer, if you insist on persueing this foolishness.



This image was also posted here:
Dating scammer Georgina Agbenu



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2013-09-05, 20:41:46
anonymous  
always the same story with different profiles. i'm a victim too, my investigations lead to this person:

https://www.facebook.com/Aiwonagbe.ed

the phone number is +234 8080080952

the adress is: 199 ikoyi road of victoria island, lagos, nigeria

another phone number is this: +234 8160814021

and the fake profile is this:

https://www.facebook.com/sally.white.3551380

i posted the attention note on the wall.

look at this picture from the suspected person: http://tinyurl.com/knhzk8e

who nows where it is? (look on the numberplate, and notice that's left traffic, knows anyone the persons that demonstrate?)
i'm for any information grateful
2013-09-05, 22:25:42
Miss Marple from United States  
RE2013-09-05, 12:02:36
anonymous from United States
I will post the same posting here on this thread for you once again if you have not seen it .

RE:2013-09-02, 02:30:33
anonymous from United States
MILLS THOMPSON
I am sorry that you are scammed! Scammers are very manipulative towards their victims and do not stop writing because the victims is not interested in the contact anymore.The scammers knows that you are reading the mails you have sent and you are emotionally affected by the scammer and that is why he continues this to try to scam you once again.


That's how he came to confess that the whole story book WAS because of the poverty level and t had to stick around to listen and I became interested in the story, and he eventually sent me pictures of a young black man who is in a small room, he is clean and dressed nicely and casually.


There are scammers that goes in the second round with a scam scenario with victims with suppose to be the real scammer ,many times that can be a another stolen photo they are using .Scammers can also reveal their real ID and try to scam with you with the poverty line to make you go deeper in the scam or they can use the recovery scam method which means they create a fake scenario with police,lawyers involved and supposedly wants to help the victims with recovering with their lost money to a scam .


I am not in any financial situation, to even help this man who is supposedly a prisoner of his own country
And wants to come over here and live.


But let me warn you whatever story they are using ,DO NOT GET FOOLED BY THAT!!
Scammers are always scammers and do not change for anyone ! You are playing a very dangerous game by showing your interest in his real ID story ,that do not mean he is interested in you ,he is interested to get something out of it :MONEY or in this case a Visa into this country, this have been happen before a woman that brought over here a man from Nigeria ,she got beaten up,raped and her kid was molested .

Even if you are not in any financial situation scammers can manipulate their victims make them take loans ,open up bank accounts for them.I have my self met a scammer once ,I was a poor like a church rat and was a university student that time ,but the scammer still asked for money ,even to trap me into the hunger game where the scammer tried to make me feel sorry for him and he had nothing to eat!! and asked at least for to send money to a quarter pound hamburger .!!(the original asking amount was 7500 Dollars and dropped down to 5 Dollars)

Scammers knows what they are doing and they can soft up anyone if opportunity is given.

There are victims that has left to meet their scammers in Nigeria or Ghana and have never been seen again ,rapes,kidnaps and even murders have been reported ...
There have been reports of victims that have been sucked into their criminal world and scams people too as they are forced to do that ....

My advice to you :Change email address,phone number everything ,scammers never stops asking for money !! Do not post your email address and your photo on a public site like this ,scammers comes watching here often and collects email address .They also use harvesters a special program that collects email addresses from websites.

I know you are hurt bad and this is affecting your mental status as well,let me ask you then Is it really worth to have sleepless nights for someone you have never met for real? Is it worth breaking your wellbeing and health for a rotten scammer that parasites on people ? Is it worth destroying your future prospects for a criminal ?

Please wake up before it is too late !! I have met victims that has lost everything and you are on your way to that direction as well .Do not let that happen ,please seek for help as a consolar that you can talk with .And if you do not have anyone to talk with post here on this forum .

All kind regards //Miss Marple//

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2013-09-05, 22:58:51
Miss Marple from United States  
RE2013-09-05, 12:02:36
anonymous from United States


I have been trying to think of every way possible for me to bring him home to me
again please believe that my emotions and feelings for him are real, this, guy is a genius out completely retarded he managed to get me to fall in love with him twice hmm



You are dealing with a very dangerous scammer that has decided to scam you under his real ID now,that means he will do whatever it takes to scam you this time .This scammer has nothing to hide anymore for you which makes it even worse ,he will isolate with his sobe stories of poverty and miserable life and you are buying the whole thing ! This is exactly what he wants from you .

To fall for him and to help him with a Visa to United States. He is a professional scammer and a liar ,he has deceived you already ones isnt that enough for you ? What makes you think he is a honest man this time? I think you have enough problems on your own already you barely can manage your own finances and struggling with your own health too in the same time. Dont you think you deserve something better in your life than a scammer that parasites on people and steels peoples hard earned money ?? Think many times very carefully is this the qualities in a man you want to have ? I warning you about this as this can end very bad for you . Please seek a consular !

If you want to be helped you have to want it also ! No one cannot help you if you do not help your self !


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