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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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2007-09-07, 04:49:45
anonymous from Dubai, United Arab Emirates  
its great.just want to chat
2007-09-09, 05:08:29
Mchl_jhnstn@yahoo.com from Phoenix, United States  
Dont know who you guys are but you got scammed! I am talking to a girl in Ikeja,Logos Nigeria. She says her name is Kelly Williams, and that she lives at: 104 palm ave
Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria # 23401 . She keeps asking for $$$$$. And she says her lawyer
is: Felix Bode . She wants me to Western Union the Money to her thru this Felix bode .
Can you guys check this out to see if there really is a kelly Williams at the above
address? Also, She gave me 2 Email address: 1st: Kelly_w1007@yahoo.com .
2nd: SoulKelly80@aol.com . I have been talking to here on My Space. Her URL is:
Soulkelly78 . Mine is SHOVELHEADMIKE . Can you guys check this out? She wants
me to come and get her out of Nigeria, and bring her to the states. She says she has
fallen In love with me tru our chats. I want to believe her but how can I make sure
she is real? Can you help me? Thank you


Michael Johnston


2007-09-09, 06:56:56
anonymous  
Can anyone tell me if these man is a Scammer he goes by the name Ernest Dave he said he is a BMW dealer ...would like to know if anyone else has chatted with these man


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2007-09-09, 08:39:41
'S' from United States  
BMW dealer! Where? Did you do a search on him? Is that how you found this site?
Here's 2 link's you can look for him on;

http://www.romances..om/album/

http://www.romances..om/forum/

I'm a VIP member and they have the largest data base on male scammers.

Also expand your search.

Tips: AFTER doing a search of the name and e-mail address.

1) In the advanced google search, type an exact phrase, up to 10 words max. It MUST be put in quotation mark's! The name should be also for good result's.1st or surname only will not give you good result's.
2) Include unusual constructions, spelling, grammatical mistakes, etc. The scammers are experts in pidgin English. Those writing ordinary English are likely real persons.
3) Google 'her' figures, despite the numbers falling within a small range
4) 'her'/his address
5) 'her'/his city & postal code
6) phrases from 'her'/his profile in the dating site - you may want to copy and paste to a wordpad file, since she may soon be kicked out, and the links to the site you provide for others will be lost.

It's waste of time, searching for

1) 'her'/his age - most scammers choose a number between 23 and 31. Differ's for men.as do 2 & 3.
2) 'her'/his height - scammers' preferred range is 5' 5'' to 5' 11'' (although one scammer interchanged the 5 and 11, and I wondered how tall my ceiling should be, when both of us stand, what part of 'her' anatomy is straight in front of my eyes, etc.)
3) 'her'/his weight - this also falls in a range

If you determine it's a scam please return and post all the info you have.Also join and post it at R/S,thnx

For future reference the following is the important info to post first;

A photo {preferably labeled with the name and e-mail address.To avoid confusion}
Name {with surname if possible}

E-mail address {IMPORTANT}

Location {country,city,street}

Phone number {if given}

The first and money request letter,with full header.With that the IP can be seen and if an X-mailer {ie;THEBAT- For Russian scammers}is used.

The dating site the scammer contacted you on.

With that available people doing a google search will get answer's.
When posting 'her'/his photo, include in your message itself, any body-piercings, tattoos, moles, dimples, whatever strikes you.


SNT...
2007-09-09, 15:19:35
anonymous from United States  
I am Here to introduce to you something we call the Anti scam Agency,it is Organised by the United states government to reduce the rate of internet scams..for more information contact denthin@gmail.com
2007-09-09, 18:47:24
'S' from United States  
US govn't agencies do NOT use GMAIL!!! Some AH is looking for addy's!!!


SNT...
2007-09-11, 07:54:10
anonymous from United States  
is the name Max Dave used in any scams
2007-09-11, 09:18:58
anonymous from United States  
Scammers usually will use two first names because they are not clever enough to figure out a good last name. These scammers from Nigeria are simple minded. So I think your Max Dave is a scam name. You might try to Google the name also to see what you come up with. Good luck.
2007-09-11, 09:36:35
'S' from United States  
I did the name and got nothing. Try the e-mail addy.

Tips: AFTER doing a search of the name and e-mail address.

1) In the advanced google search, type an exact phrase, up to 10 words max. It MUST be put in quotation mark's! The name should be also for good result's.1st or surname only will not give you good result's.
2) Include unusual constructions, spelling, grammatical mistakes, etc. The scammers are experts in pidgin English. Those writing ordinary English are likely real persons.
3) Google 'her' figures, despite the numbers falling within a small range
4) 'her'/his address
5) 'her'/his city & postal code
6) phrases from 'her'/his profile in the dating site - you may want to copy and paste to a wordpad file, since she may soon be kicked out, and the links to the site you provide for others will be lost.

It's waste of time, searching for

1) 'her'/his age - most scammers choose a number between 23 and 31. Differ's for men.as do 2 & 3.
2) 'her'/his height - scammers' preferred range is 5' 5'' to 5' 11'' (although one scammer interchanged the 5 and 11, and I wondered how tall my ceiling should be, when both of us stand, what part of 'her' anatomy is straight in front of my eyes, etc.)
3) 'her'/his weight - this also falls in a range


SNT...
2007-09-11, 10:55:34
anonymous  
Hi, these are the phone numbers of persons in nigeria who scammed me! 00234806682455 and 00234023652082 and photos that they are using!
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2007-09-11, 11:02:20
anonymous  
Hi here is Second photo he calls himself Timothy Martins from mesa Arizona and he was supposingly stuck in nigeria on business! He has money but could not manage to access it from there! so he claimed!
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2007-09-11, 14:42:45
anonymous  
Hi, I wish I had found this website before! I got taken in by a scammer calling himself Timothy Martins, from mesa Arizona, His e-mail address his bar_timartins@yahoo.ca
He also has profiles on myspace.com and care 2 connect.com
PLEASE BE AWARE! DONT BE FOOLED BY THIS MANS SOB STORY!!!
If anyone else has experienced this man, please leave me a message on here.
Enclosed are photos of this man!
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2007-09-11, 14:45:09
anonymous  
Timothy Martins if anyone knows the real person in this picture please let me know on here, I bet he does not know is photo is being used in a scam!!
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2007-09-12, 13:56:36
anonymous from United States  
People! Please don't be so trusting of strangers!! We all want affection, but let's be smart about it! I have a good friend that fell into one of these scams - she was so happy she'd 'finally met someone who thought she was wonderful'. His story was he was born and educated in CA, University in UK; dad is South African and I don't remember what mom was but 'his' photo showed a caucasian. He's a civil engineer, building bridges for 'the good of the people', but because of the political upheaval and violence, airport security had tripled, and it cost much more to get OUT of the country now. That was his con.

My friend showed me a copy of the most recent email he sent her. He said stuff like 'You are the Queen of my nights', and 'I know we will always love each other' (this is like the 2nd email she got from this guy). She said, though, that when she tried to call him, she could never get thru - it either just kept ringing or she got his answering machine - oh yeah, and the voice recorded on the answering machine? I heard it - extremely heavy accent. For a guy educated in the States supposedly all his life? University in the UK? I don't think so.

Immediately I asked her if this didn't sound like a scam to her. I don't think she really understood my question - she's pretty timid, but she's a professional nurse. Yes, she's a little older, she prefers to concentrate on her daughter and first grandchildren, and I don't think she was even aware of scams like this. She indicated at that time that she would still communicate, but not DO anything like give too much info, or send him anything - especially money. Sure enough, 2 emails down the road he asked for money - $3200. The big mistake they make is thinking that all Americans are just LOADED. They think $3200 is no problem to come up with on real short notice. I saw a scam email where the chick was asking for an intial $600, the guy said he had to pay rent and bills, she replied 'oh, baby, you can still pay your rent and bills - all I need is $600', and this guy figured $3200 for my friend to come up with was a piece of cake as well. When, after a long harangue from him, she refused and didn't send it, he simply stopped emailing.

Isn't it odd that most of the emails generate from Lagos, Nigeria?? I'm no computer wizard by ANY stretch of the imagination, but wouldn't there be a business in it for someone who ran a service that verified emails initiated outside the U.S. and found those little numbers? There's gotta be some way to get these bums, and there's GOTTA be a way we can keep our friends and folks we know from getting screwed like this!

Hey, thanks for listening. Let's all hope for a better day when people don't do shit like this to other people, eh?

KM

2007-09-13, 11:22:43
anonymous from United Kingdom  
I was sent this from 'sweet_nat_miller@yahoo.com'
Hello Dear,
How are you doing? Thanks for your email on here.I just checked out your profile and thot i should contact you.I am new on here and i'm easy going, attractive, homorous, honest, caring, kind, simple, loveable, understanding, good character, not a lier or a cheat and i'm always up to church being a God fearing woman. My hobbies are swimming, dancing, hanging out with friend's, cooking, watching tv, movie, cuddle, and i like traveling alot. I checked through your profile and developed more interest in you. I wanna let you know more about myself and also let you know the current situation of things where I am, I feel reluctant talking about this on here but i am trusting again cause i know the right guy is out there.. somewhere...

I've been married for 2years and now divorced without kids. I am feeling reluctant to talk about myself and my situation to you because i don't know how you will feel. This is why I don't want to discuss much about my self because make's me feel very bad. But I will like to let you know all about me and the situation I am into now so that it will not be too late before I let you know. I have had alot of bad experience in my previous relationship, and i do not want to fall into the same problem anymore, i will like the man i want to date to give me his words that you really love me and that you want to make a new life with me, because i have been gamed before and i will not want to be gamed or played again in my life. I am telling you all this, so you can decide if you still want to meet me or not, so that we will not weast each other's time, when you get this mail, kindly give me a response to let me know if you are still interested or not.

My Dad worked with Oil Contractors in UK and Africa including some parts of Asia. I worked with my father as his personal Auditor and we move around for his contracts whereever he is awarded. My ex-Husband John Claux, absconded with my dad's money which was kept with me after a completion of a contract in EAST london,UK. After all these happened to me and caused my Ex-Husband, I joined a dating site (www.coupleme.com) where I met an African guy online here who promised heaven and earth that he wants to marry me and make me happy in life, I never knew I was going from Fring-pan to Fire'. The African Guy told me of an investment opportunities in Africa and he convinced me to come along with lots of money while coming down, which I did. On getting here, all his intention was to take away the money from me, played me and leave me alone.

While coming down here i came with all my father's life saving. My uncle was hurting me, I manage to excape his plot twice all because of what my father left for me. He wanted to take undue advantage of me, since I have no helper. I was able to save all b'cos I was smart, but it was God grace and people's love for my father (Mr. H. Carlson). I never know that the African guy was a golddiger, I had to seal the money up as luggage and deposited it in a Security/Insurance Company. I left the African guy apartment and checked into a hotel far from his state.

But now am back to the USA State, but i will still go back to Nigeria to get the boxes and then i can finally settle down with the man of my choice to live a happy life, I just wanted you to know all about me before it too late, I need someone that would advice me well and help me invest my money in a right way, Well, let me hang on here till I hear from you. I hope you will understand my situation at this time and you could be of help if you feel like, above all. what am I coming back to the state when I dont have someone who loves me and that is the most treasured thing i ask of God, cos i really need it.Take care of yourself. With deepest affection.
PS: sweet_nat_miller@yahoo.com

Natalia.




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