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Last week I got contacted via my profile on a dating web site. The person had a temporary profile only with no picture posted and sent me a one-liner including her yahoo address and she asked me to add her on the yahoo messenger.

I was bored so I fulfilled her request.

Her profile had said she was from Illinois, USA. I live in California. Once we chat on Y! messenger, she says she just left Madrid/ Spain and is in West Africa now.

Supposedly she works for a diamond company which is owned by her step dad. She lives with her daughter since her husband (or kids father, I do not recall) left her after the kid was born. Here are her photos - I am not quite sure that they are really HER photos:


She also tells me that she is on bad terms with her step dad since he asked her for sex. (If that's her real photos, I might ask her for sex also.)
During the chat she was kind of evasive, did not answer my questions but instead asked me questions herself. After about 30 minutes she said she'd have to leave West Africa soon and wants to come to the Bay Area (which is why she had written me) and whether she could stay at my place for a week or two until she had gotten herself a place.

She wanted to see photos of my house (I mailed her two).

During the following week we briefly chatted maybe 3 times. No deep conversation, this woman does not spell well, and obviously does half a dozen chats parallel.

I asked her to visit a web site that I host so that I could trap her IP number. It was 196.3.62.4

I used two different tools (web sites) to identify the location she was coming from. Most web sites reported this IP as in London, UK. One web site located it as CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI.

Note:
If you ever want to do this kind of check, grab the IP number from email headers and use a web site like www.ip2location.com on it. You need to make your email program or web client display all headers, to see the 'Originating IP'. Yahoo's email client offers this. I do not know about AOL or hotmail.


She claims to be on AOL (which I found strange, does AOL offer service in West Africa?)

Yesterday she started talking how her step-dad does not send the money he is supposed to send. A kind of allowance instead of a paycheck. Don't ask me for an explanation of this concept.

I did not like to hear her talk about bills that she cannot pay. I'm kind of allergic to this talk when I know a person from 60 minutes of chatting only :-)

Anyway, today she asked me directly to Western Union her the money, $750. As I am posting this, I am still chatting with her. A copy of today's chat is below.

(myself): hello?
Joy Johnson: i was unable to get u the number cos the phone network was bad
Joy Johnson: i was thinking of geting my self a foone
(myself): is it worth it when you're leaving soon?
Joy Johnson: No...thats the problem
(myself): can you do me a favor? Click on this?
 http://www.ptiemann.com/
(myself): and then, what's the prob - you cannot leave?
Joy Johnson: i dont understand this whole thing
(myself): what thing?
Joy Johnson: what u talking about]
Joy Johnson: the webpage
(myself): oh
Joy Johnson: or what?
(myself): i didn't meant that you actually read it 
(myself): i just wanted to see if it loads properly now

(myself): sorry
Joy Johnson: ok
(myself): are you home?
(myself): i mean.. in the hotel
Joy Johnson: hotel
Joy Johnson: yeah.i just wsanted to know if u will be sending me some cash
(myself): how?
Joy Johnson: western union ....u know any western union around u
(myself): and which w.u. are you at?
(myself): do i need a city/ office number?
Joy Johnson: No u dont i will give u the whole infou need
Joy Johnson: you can send the money in the hotels managers name
(myself): well, what's the hotel's name then? and/or the manager's name
(myself): sorry for the huge font
Joy Johnson: Receivers Name:Mercy Gray
Address:12 hotel road.
City/state:lagos
Country:Nigeria
Zipcode/city code:23401
Amount:$750
Western union security question and answer:
Qfavourite colour
Aink
Joy Johnson: Receivers Name:Mercy Gray
Address:12 hotel road.
City/state:lagos
Country:Nigeria
Zipcode/city code:23401
Amount:$750
Western union security question and answer:

Qfavourite colour
A: Pink
Joy Johnson: thats the ifo
(myself): ok
Joy Johnson: info
Joy Johnson: do u know western union agent location
(myself): here in my area?
(myself): not from the top of my head
Joy Johnson: yes.do u
(myself): i need to look
Joy Johnson: u can give me your address i will find one for u
(myself): don't worry
(myself): i can find it
Joy Johnson: how will u do that
(myself): google
(myself): so how do i know you are really joy johnson
and not just someone making up things?
Joy Johnson: Babe can u just trust me and u see me once i get

to the bay area cos i will foward u my flight info
(myself): how much $ do you need anyway?
Joy Johnson: :$750
(myself): what is the company's name that you work for?
Joy Johnson: i told u yesterday united gemstones.........u dont 
need it to send it ok
Joy Johnson: babe trust me
(myself): oh right, i could not find anything on the web 
about 'united gemstones' either, but they are in Lagos, maybe that helps
Joy Johnson: dont worry just to western union agent location
Joy Johnson: ok
Joy Johnson: what cirt are u in the bay area
(myself): capitola
Joy Johnson: ok.hold
Joy Johnson: is this ur zip code 95010 
Joy Johnson: ???
BUZZ!!!
Joy Johnson: joyee201: is this ur zip code 95010 
joyee201: ???
Joy Johnson: are u there???
(myself): yes
(myself): 95010
Joy Johnson: ok
Joy Johnson: 1475 41ST AVENUE   
Joy Johnson: do u know this address
(myself): Sorry Joy, I just don't believe that you are in 
Lagos, Nigeria. I think you're in London, England
Joy Johnson: peter u r so funny
(myself): and yes, that Western Union on 41st Avenue is only 
a few minutes from me.. what's funny?
Joy Johnson: cos u said i am in england....maybe next year i should 
go to london
Joy Johnson: u mean u have that location close to u
Joy Johnson: ????
(myself): yes, that western union.. maybe a quarter 
mile from my house
(myself): i know it
Joy Johnson: babe i think it will be better u send the money
now because of the time difference
(myself): no way.. you need to give me some reason to believe 
you.. I mean.. I WANT to believe you.. but there's evidence that you
 are not in Nigeria, sorry
(myself): give me one reason that shows me you're  really over 
there and not in the UK or somewhere in the USA
Joy Johnson: the one reason is that am going to pick
 the money up myself
(myself): i need to know a bit more about you
Joy Johnson: u did already......dont be silly peter....dont tell
 me u dont know the first thing about me
Joy Johnson: 
(myself): not really that much.. you've got a daughter, work
 for united gemstones, stepfather is your boss (right?), doesn't 
send you money (allowance instead of paycheck - strange concept),
 you recently came from Barcelona/ Spain to Lagos/ Nigeria
(myself): did i forget anything?
Joy Johnson: No.....what else peter....cant u just trust me for
 .... i will never disappoint u
(myself): why do you stay in Lagos if you don't get paid anyway?
Joy Johnson: i dont stay here,am heree temporary cos my step dad wants
me there......its not want i want,i just have to
Joy Johnson: peter
Joy Johnson: If I ever saw an angel, it was in your eyes
(myself): hm, that's a nice one
(myself): did my eyes reflect and you saw yourself?
(myself): 
(myself): i've got an idea
(myself): is the 750 for the hotel?
Joy Johnson: eah
Joy Johnson: yeah
Joy Johnson: Jede Minute, die ich mit Ihnen aufwende, ist wie Sein im 
Himmel und das Schauen in den Augen eines Engels
Joy Johnson: u know thats the truth
(myself): i could make a credit card payment to that hotel to 
cover your bill
Joy Johnson: no....u cant...cos the whole of 750 is not for the hotel
Joy Johnson: ok....u just have to rush to western union....ok
Joy Johnson: do u have he info writen down
Joy Johnson: ??????
(myself): i cannot leave right now
(myself): i'm waiting for someone
(myself): it's 6:15pm
(myself): they're probably closed already anyway
Joy Johnson: no they close for 7pm....u can just rush ok....peter 
do this for me now
Joy Johnson: ok.....i can get everything cleared tomorrow morning
Joy Johnson: it will only take 7mins or less for western union to 
send the money
(myself): my friend is on the way right now
Joy Johnson: it dosent matter.since u r not going to take more than 
10mins in western union...he can just wait for u
Joy Johnson: PLEASE
Joy Johnson: RITE AID #5966
1475 41ST AVENUE   
CAPITOLA, CA 95010
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm 
Joy Johnson: u can just rush down and you wont take much time
Joy Johnson: PLEASE
(myself): I know the place, I go there twice a week.. 
(myself): why not a credit card payment?
Joy Johnson: it cant be sent
Joy Johnson: just go ok...for me peter
(myself): what is the $ for if not for the hotel?
Joy Johnson: for the hotel bill ,transportation cost.....
and medical checkup because of the weather here
Joy Johnson: ok.babe just try and go huh
(myself): nah, i don't feel as if i could quite trust 
you yet
Joy Johnson: matbe u will trust me and more about me,as
 soon as i get to the state
Joy Johnson: and peter if u say u dont trust me yet i understand
......but u just have to consider my situation and me myself i
 promise never to let u down
Joy Johnson: Promise
BUZZ!!!
Joy Johnson: are u there???
(myself): yes
(myself): phone
(myself): look
Joy Johnson: look what???
(myself): according to my info you're either in
 Cape Missouri or London
(myself): and you give me absolutely no reason why
 i should believe that you're in lagos

(myself): not even a hotel's name
(myself): or a phone #
Joy Johnson: ay hotels.....manager s # (+234)8053601940
Joy Johnson: +234 country phone  code
Joy Johnson: what about this
Joy Johnson: ???
BUZZ!!!
(myself): yeah?
Joy Johnson: didu get it
(myself): the number is busy
(myself): which room are you in?
Joy Johnson: busy...maybe its the network
Joy Johnson: executive room 1
Joy Johnson: ok
Joy Johnson: did u call d # again
(myself): that number is in Lagos?
Joy Johnson: yeah
(myself): area code is 805 ?
(myself): because i thought Lagos is area code 1
(myself): sweety, you need to improve
Joy Johnson: for landlines i think
Joy Johnson: 01 is for the land lines....the number i 
gave u is a mobile # peter
Joy Johnson: thats why u need the +234 b4 dailing 8053601940
Joy Johnson: ok
BUZZ!!!
Joy Johnson: peter can u tell me whats on your mind
Joy Johnson: cos........its like u dont even want
 to take me for my words
BUZZ!!!
Joy Johnson: Why?
BUZZ!!!
(myself): sorry
Joy Johnson: u not answering me
(myself): my friend was at the door
(myself): joy i need to go now
(myself): i cannot call that number again, my friend and i are going out
Joy Johnson: ok
(myself): i'll try in a few hours when i'm back
Joy Johnson: ok
(myself): see, i need to verify that what you tell me
 is true.. ideally also that you are really that hot chick in 
those photos, but that's probably impossible to prove
Joy Johnson: lol......why not
(myself): hm, can you mail another photo of yourself?
Joy Johnson: believe me or noy ,its joy in the pic
(myself): well, are YOU Joy then?
Joy Johnson: i will............will u send on ur way back
(myself): bye-bye
Joy Johnson: bye-bye

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2006-06-18, 14:13:02
anonymous from United Kingdom  
But this Rolex is a fake just like the watches the Nigerians may be likely to sell to you.
2006-06-18, 23:52:28
[hidden] from United States  
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kattyj27 is now katejackson_411. haha... i got the same story as posted above. says she lived in new orleans for 5 years. went to high school in the UK. was in new orleans to help her uncle. doesnt have any job reference or school reference in new orleans. doesnt seem like she spoke english well over the phone.

Wants her uncle in the UK to send me a cashier's check to get her out the hotel so I could wire her the money. He cant get the US funds out of the UK to her. The amount is for $3950. She'll want it wired as soon as I get the money. I found out that fake cashier's checks are being sent to the US to purchase items listed on auctions and so forth. So I'm sure I'll receive a bad cashier's check if one gets delivered.

More about Cashiers Check Scams:
http://www.crimes-o..scams.htm
http://forums.plent..5829.aspx




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2006-06-19, 02:12:31
anonymous from United Kingdom  
The photos of 'Joy Johnson' at the top of this post are also used by Russian scammers.

tati_ana27@mail.ru
Ukraine, Kharkov

http://www.anti-sca..376-5.html


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2006-06-23, 17:29:19
anonymous from United States  
Your awsome - I wish I had found out before I was almost arrested. Learned one huge lesson about online dating. Your helping a lot of people out! Again THANK YOU
2006-06-23, 17:38:25
anonymous from United Arab Emirates  
here is another one to look out for....marylene0518@yahoo.com


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2006-06-24, 02:42:44
anonymous from United Kingdom  
marylene0518@yahoo.com uses pictures of model 'Christina' from FocusHawaii.com

some more names used with these photos : Sarah Wayne, Cynthia Roberts, cynthy, Jessica Dougals, fate2face, Silva Sunny, yinkme, yinka, olayinka, jennifer051, Victoria, Vic, Bibi, nataliev, Jessica114, wosilat, Vivian Obeten, Kate, Jen, sexychix2401

and here is her scammer photo album

http://www.romances..?album=129
2006-06-25, 15:09:27
anonymous from United States  
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WOW !!
and
WOAH !!

It's STILL Mind Boggling to me !! (the (multiple) why's and how's).
(shrugs)

EH !!
(as long as they get caught / stopped, that's all that matters.)

Yes, my scammer stopped emailing me, (but I bet is still reading THIS Board ?).

Oh well............
M.M.
2006-06-26, 22:17:18
anonymous from United States  
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guys this is the picture of one of the girls that send me emails and she say that she want to come from russia and live with me and that she love me, but after find thise site thank god and you guys I have been washing for her because some one else have photos of her too, so just be careful out there, here is the 3 photos that she have send so far
2006-06-26, 22:18:50
anonymous from United States  
this is the first one that she send to me
This image was also posted here:
Dating scam from Kazan, Russia - Part 5



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2006-06-26, 22:22:03
anonymous from United States  
by the way her email is tanusha1@gmail.com and here is another one


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2006-06-26, 22:30:37
anonymous from United States  
guys I will like to know about this girl if you know anything about her please let me know, she is in africa nigeria right now but the only deferent from the other is that she is the one that send me money.


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2006-06-27, 06:15:27
anonymous from New Zealand  
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What a great informative site this is! It has helped me to find another scammer out there in the dating world! He went by the profile name of 'Tom Jerry Williams' 50 years old, born 23 August 1955, born in London but moved with parents to Cordoba, Argentina. He was married with children but they were killed(how who knows?) father dead as well just leaving himself and his Mother. He supposedly lives in London but when we began chatting he told me he was in Seattle, Washington, USA where he was networking for his business(some sort of engineer) and then he would soon be leaving for a conference in West Africa, where he would also see his Mother whom he had not seen in sometime, then he would come and get me(AWWW) Anyway after 2 weeks of chatting everyday there came the 'Big Question' (no not that one) 'hun my Mum is very sick in the hospital and needs an operation can you please loan me some money', yeh right, 'WARNING BELLS' Told him, 'I was very sorry that I couldn't at this stage' well anyway after that he dissappeared from the screen until one day about 2 months later he appeared again, and he began chatting just like nothing had happened, when I questioned him as to where he was and what had happened to him since we last spoke, he said,'he was now with his Mother in Nigeria and the reason he had not been in contact is his computer keeps crashing and that is the excuse he uses whenever he goes offline during a conversation(but we know better)he has a computer but needs money???? Anyway his Mother still very sick I enqiured as to what was wrong with her and well she needs a kidney transplant(AHA) then he asked that BIG QUESTION again, I played along, asking questions, how much is the operation, $4,600 but he has paid $3,900 (good son aye) told him I would help if I could but not possible at this time. Keeps telling me he is hungry not much to eat! I thought that I would try to get as much contact information as I could so told him I would like to send him something, a surprise so could he give me his address 111 Victoria Street,Ojota,Nigeria 23401, then he told me to address it to KASALI OLALEKAN OLUFEMI! Who is this person?? He is the Gateman(Gateman????) he will collect it for me as I am at the hospital all day but if it is money I will get it ok(NO WAY!!!) I then asked him if he had a phone so I had another way of contacting him if his computer was to crash again(yeh right!) He gave me a cell phone number 2348025353153 and asked me to call right now so I did just to make sure it was the right number, told him I had to make it a very short phone call as it was very expensive to call cell phones! We chatted on the computer a little longer and I have not seen him on the screen for about four days now but I'm not loosing any sleep over it, although I would love to tell them that they have been caught out! He's probably waiting for his parcel to arrive! GOOD LUCK WITH THAT :-) The following email address is the one he was using for commmincating with me 'tom_jerryluv50@hotmail.com. You will also find his photo on the romancescams site as 'Victor Jimmy' and some information of other names and email addresses that he uses!
2006-06-27, 06:26:00
anonymous from New Zealand  
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What a great informative site this is! It has helped me to find another scammer out there in the dating world! He went by the profile name of 'Tom Jerry Williams' 50 years old, born 23 August 1955, born in London but moved with parents to Cordoba, Argentina. He was married with children but they were killed(how who knows?) father dead as well just leaving himself and his Mother. He supposedly lives in London but when we began chatting he told me he was in Seattle, Washington, USA where he was networking for his business(some sort of engineer) and then he would soon be leaving for a conference in West Africa, where he would also see his Mother whom he had not seen in sometime, then he would come and get me(AWWW) Anyway after 2 weeks of chatting everyday there came the 'Big Question' (no not that one) 'hun my Mum is very sick in the hospital and needs an operation can you please loan me some money', yeh right, 'WARNING BELLS' Told him, 'I was very sorry that I couldn't at this stage' well anyway after that he dissappeared from the screen until one day about 2 months later he appeared again, and he began chatting just like nothing had happened, when I questioned him as to where he was and what had happened to him since we last spoke, he said,'he was now with his Mother in Nigeria and the reason he had not been in contact is his computer keeps crashing and that is the excuse he uses whenever he goes offline during a conversation(but we know better)he has a computer but needs money???? Anyway his Mother still very sick I enqiured as to what was wrong with her and well she needs a kidney transplant(AHA) then he asked that BIG QUESTION again, I played along, asking questions, how much is the operation, $4,600 but he has paid $3,900 (good son aye) told him I would help if I could but not possible at this time. Keeps telling me he is hungry not much to eat! I thought that I would try to get as much contact information as I could so told him I would like to send him something, a surprise so could he give me his address 111 Victoria Street,Ojota,Nigeria 23401, then he told me to address it to KASALI OLALEKAN OLUFEMI! Who is this person?? He is the Gateman(Gateman????) he will collect it for me as I am at the hospital all day but if it is money I will get it ok(NO WAY!!!) I then asked him if he had a phone so I had another way of contacting him if his computer was to crash again(yeh right!) He gave me a cell phone number 2348025353153 and asked me to call right now so I did just to make sure it was the right number, told him I had to make it a very short phone call as it was very expensive to call cell phones! We chatted on the computer a little longer and I have not seen him on the screen for about four days now but I'm not loosing any sleep over it, although I would love to tell them that they have been caught out! He's probably waiting for his parcel to arrive! GOOD LUCK WITH THAT :-) The following email address is the one he was using for commmincating with me 'tom_jerryluv50@hotmail.com. You will also find his photo on the romancescams site as 'Victor Jimmy' and some information of other names and email addresses that he uses!
2006-06-27, 17:58:01
sheryar_musician@yahoo.com from United States  
hiee guys
well i did read all the posts i got something new for u as far as my believe in concern i met a girl online and she said she saw my phone on ebay which she wants to buy and she will pay me 432 dollars for it at that time i didnot even ask her how she got my email address well she told me to make an account on qchex.com so she can send me the check and i can easily print it .then all of a sudden she said that her account department are not able to issue a check less then 4000 so she is sending me 4000 and she wants me to send her back 3500 well i got a versa check paper and printed the check it looks fine then she called me from a number area code 774 which says it will be from MA i believe though i am in michigan and she want me to send the money via western union to nigeria but i am confused how come she have a us phone number and stuff so kindly help me guys with this i will appreciate that
Sheryar
2006-07-07, 12:01:32
anonymous from United States  
Watch out for Monica Anderson at match.com. She is using pictures from focus hawaii a model named Jamie
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