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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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2007-04-13, 22:47:39
anonymous from United States  
Hey this (person)
CONTACTED ME USING THE MYSPACE ACCOUNT SAYING THAT SHE WAS FROM GEORGIA AND THAT SHE WENT TO WITH A JOB OFFER AND THAT THEY LEFT HER WITH NOTHING AND that she GET THIS was in LAOS NIGERIA AND NEEDED 820 dlls for HER HOTEL BILL THAT SHE COUld leave and i asked her IF I COULD PAY with a CC and she said NO THE HOTEL DOESNT TAKE CC.I mean what a crock of shit!!!!ALL HOTELS TAKE CC IN THE WORLD!!!!!
So I told her to let me talk to. (they) said the managers name was micheal smith what a crock anyway i havent sent any money and they aint gettng anymoney I'm reporting their ass to the fcc or something!!!!
peace people im out!!!




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2007-04-14, 23:10:35   (updated: 2007-04-14, 23:13:41)
Call_Me_X from United States  
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This past Friday, an anti-scam site was featured on the Oprah Winfrey show. I am a member of this site. It has over 7,000 photos, with information about aliases, email addresses, and IP addresses. There is also a discussion forum with lots of good information. After airing on Ms. Winfrey's program, their servers were swamped and the admins closed the site down to upgrade, I suppose. There is a notification of temporary shutdown when the sites front page is loaded. I am sure they will resolve the problem. It's a great site. The link is below.

http://www.romancescam.com


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2007-04-16, 00:58:09
anonymous  
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http://www.hivpoz.n..e&id=1628


sola oyewole


Is Offline!     P001989
African American , 27 , Single     avenel , nj , United States

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Last activity: More Than 1 Week




Gender:     Female
Age:     27 (22-Sep-1979)
Race:     African American
Marital Status:     Single
Religion:     Catholic
Drinking:     Non drinker
Smoking:     Non smoker
Food:     Non Vegetarian
Occupation:     Healthcare & Medical
Education:     Bachelors Degree
Languages:     English (Fluent)
English (Fluent)
English (Fluent)
English (Fluent)
Interests:     Athletics
Cooking
Dancing
Food and Wine
Gardening
Movies / Cinema
Music - Dance / Electronic
Nature
Sailing / Boating
Shopping
Travel / Sightseeing
Eye Colour:     Brown
Hair Colour:     Black
Body Type:     Average
Height:     5'7''-5'11'' (170cm-180cm)


General Information
If you're looking for a true Lady who is young in body, mind
and spirit. Is compassionate, caring and fun loving. Wears a
smile most of the time, has a sense of humor and a love of
laughter.

Appearance
My friends say I am feminine, sexy and attractive. Of course
they are my friends. At least no one has asked me to put a
sack over my head yet A good listener with a serious side
when life calls for it. Sincere, honest, and loyal. I
believe in integrity, communicaton and the ability to
compromise if/or when needed. I love to dance, write
poetry, take long walks, go antiquing and holding hands. My
interests are diverse enough that to list them all would
cause me to run out of space. I do enjoy the water and being
outdoors in the warm weather.. Cold weather is for cuddling


Looking for
I\\\'m looking for a man who loves to smile, has a good
sense of humor and isn\\\'t afraid to show affection with a
touch, a look or even a tender kiss, whether in private or
in public. A man of integrity who appreciates the fact that
intimacy involves more than just sex. Someone who doesn\\\'t
believe in playing games and if the time comes is not afraid
of commitment and understands the importance of being
faithful.
Gender:     Male
Age From:     35
Age To:     79 ??????????????????????????
            Relationship:
Friendship
Marriage
Relationship
Romance
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2007-04-16, 04:16:03
anonymous  
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http://www.delfim.l.? ID=196



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If you're looking for a true Lady who is young in body, mind and spirit. Is compassionate, caring and fun loving. Wears a smile most of the time, has a sense of humor and a love of laughter.
My friends say I am feminine, sexy and attractive. Of course they are my friends. At least no one has asked me to put a sack over my head yet
A good listener with a serious side when life calls for it. Sincere, honest, and loyal. I believe in integrity, communicaton and the ability to compromise if/or when needed.
I love to dance, write poetry, take long walks, go antiquing and holding hands. My interests are diverse enough that to list them all would cause me to run out of space. I do enjoy the water and being outdoors in the warm weather.. Cold weather is for cuddling. I'm looking for a man who loves to smile, has a good sense of humor and isn't afraid to show affection with a touch, a look or even a tender kiss, whether in private or in public. A man of integrity who appreciates the fact that intimacy involves more than just sex. Someone who doesn't believe in playing games and if the time comes is not afraid of commitment and understands the importance of being faithful.
When shared the joys and happy times in our lives are much sweeter, and the sad and lonley times are somehow easier when there are two arms to hold you close.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.... If you liked anything you've read don't be shy... am just an e mail from you.
2007-04-17, 11:26:40
anonymous  
http://www.muslimri..364a8fa83

Profile ID : trueheartsola     Last Login : ?? April 2007

Title     : crying for true love
Email     :click here to email trueheartsola now!!
Posted By     : Self
Age     : 31
Located in     : avenel , NJ , United States
Gender     : Female
Marital Status     : Never Married
Nationality     : USA-American
Birth Country     : United States
Visa Status     : USA Citizenship
Zodiac sign     :
Appearance
Height     : 5.7ft
Complexion     : Fair
Body Type     : Average
Eye Color     : Brown
Hair Color     : Blonde
Got Lense     : No
Handicapped     : No
Religious Background
Race     : Mixed Other
Religon     : Muslim
Sub Cast     :
Mother Tongue     : I will tell you later
Family values     : Moderate
My Education / Careers
Education     : Bachelors
Occupation     : Health Care Professional
Annual Income     : USD Under 50,000
Lifestyle
Smoke     : Do not Smoke
Drinking     : Do not Drink
Diet     : Non-Veg
Fitness     : Exercise occasionally
My Self
Family Background        
    :
About Me    
    : I'm seeking for Someone special to capture my heart and knows how to handle it with care, one who will cherish me and be willing to share life's greatest joys and sorrows. Someone who's willing to spoil, pamper and love me unconditionally, whom is kind, sincere, honest, passionate, loyal, sense of humor,someone that can make me laugh loving and wants a lifetime of passion..... I am patient,generous, kind, and loving. I am always upbeat, have a positive attitude about most things and I like to have fun. I enjoy music, theatre, movies and art. I love to travel, and to go sightseeing. I love musemus, romantic dinners, seaside resorts and sunsets....... I am searching for a companion with the same interests, values morals and goals as myself,Going beyond just physical attraction.am new at this site and new at internet dating.I would like to meet someone that is very realistic and understands the Importance of Communication in a Relationship I am tired of all the nonsense and would like to meet someone that really wants and understands what it takes to have a relationship and is willing to do what it takes. There are many people that agree, but I have found that very few have the understanding and ability that it takes to, listen and understand,when it is really important. I guess the reality of all of this is that I am not on here to play games, I am very sincere about finding a true friend.

           
My Interests
For Fun
    : ummh i love reading and swimming
Favorite Destination
    :
Favorite Things
    :
Favorite Food
    : anything edible
2007-04-17, 21:49:56
drodriquez1@msn.com from United States  
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2007-04-18, 22:35:10
anonymous from United States  
2007-04-18, 22:37:06
anonymous from United States  
2007-04-18, 22:38:54
anonymous from United States  
2007-04-18, 22:40:20
anonymous from United States  
2007-04-20, 11:29:48
anonymous from United States  
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Ok - 'Jeannyforlove' or jeany_jen is another one to watch out for. She claimed she was living in New York and was dating a professor who went on a trip to Nigeria and asked her to go along. She said they checked into a hotel down there, and the next morning she woke up and he'd stolen all her money and her jewelry. Then the hotel confiscated her passport and airline tickets until she pays the bill. The poor little thing just wants someone to help her out of the jam, but now she has nowhere to go because she's lost her place in New York. So, I guess this beautiful woman will just have to come live with her knight in shining armour - right?
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2007-04-20, 17:47:08
anonymous from United States  
here's our entry.
Scammed by bridgett bradford supposedly working for Lexy and Fabric Group out of Nigeria



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2007-04-20, 17:52:43
anonymous from United States  
and another picture of bridgett bradford using bbradford143@yahoo.com and bbradford143 on yahoo IM


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2007-04-22, 10:38:48
ssunmike@yahoo.com from United States  
comment on Bridgett Bradford posted 4/18/2007 this scammer sends out fake e-mails telling people to re-confirm their bank account info, then if you do they will go into your web bill pay and issue you a check like she did me and want you to cash it and send the money to her brother in Nigeria. I smelled a rat so I took the checks to the bank and they confirmed that they were good checks that were fraudulently obtained through the bogus e-mail scam. This scammer also goes by the name Rose Morgan. She sent me checks totaling $9800.00 and had clothes show up from Old Navy on my door step. She was mad as hell when I exposed her scam and wouldn't send her the money. HaHaHa now I get great satisfaction in playing these scammers and scamming them back. I will give them fake MTCN fron western union and send them on wild goose chases every chance I get.
2007-04-22, 16:04:27
anonymous from Canada  
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