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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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2008-02-17, 12:38:22
anonymous  

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2008-02-17, 13:00:29
anonymous from United States  
Ok, so I have confirmed this person is a scammer please don't send this person anything thank god Here is another picture of her this person has also gone under the email of branalittle@yahoo.com, and maryellis47@yahoo.com
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2008-02-19, 04:19:21
anonymous from United States  
Immaculate_lady_1972@yahoo.com Goes by the name CAROLINE NALSON - she contacted me through match.com and gave me her yahoo messanger name and told me it was an easier way to chat so I signed up to talk to her. At first she told me she was from MI and traveling in Lagso on business. The more we talked the more odd things felt so I looked her up and told her she was lying. She gave me a fake SS number and address. About two weeks of deep conversation she told me she needed money for the Hotel, that they were holding here travel docs and wanted go home and we planned to meet. I asked if I could just pay the hotel with a credit card and she told me hey do not accept Credit Cards that I needed to wire the money to the hotel Manager. So I did (fool) and she begging for more money, food, plane ticket, hotel bill, and I gave because I thought we were falling in love. I wanted her to get a web cam so wecould chat and she said ok and then said it didn't work. 6 months later she finally stopped talking to me because I refused to give her any more money. This lady is very good at her job and got a thousands from me.
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2008-02-19, 11:13:59
anonymous from Malaysia  
i was also contacted by a lady named as Gil brown and i was surprised that when she told me that he had found me as her life partner through Match.com and luckily i found this article about dating scammer
2008-02-19, 13:43:24
anonymous  
Anyboby know this person? her name is SANYA FAITH DAVID? her story and photo are the following:

Hello
I just have to first thank God for bringing us together and i most confess to you that up till now i am still amazed that i did mailed you back on the dating site .After my parents died, i moved out of spain to uk and to stayed with one of my mothers childhood friend and later she called me that a promoter approached her that he wanted to train some models in uk and whatever happens he would like to at least
take one of us to Africa for some jobs. and if it is not for my dad that told his lawyer before he died in the motor accident that i most get married or to introduce someone to him as my future partner before he should give any of his properties to me ,so when i get married the
lawyer should handover all the properties to me and my husband that is why am struggling and working harder also looking for a serious
relationship for whom to be my mr right.Now came down to uk and got to meet a lady called Sandra who happens to become my good friend and fortunately i started to stay with her in her appartment in Worcester Merrimans Hill. After some weeks, it was this
my friend that was picked but unfortunately,my friend could not make the trip because it was during the process that she met the man of her life online and to my surprise, it was not long at all before they got married and i was really happy for them. it was her case that got me convinced that this online dating thing can really work. And both of them are still in honeymooning somewhere in the carebian and that was the reason this man decided to bring me down.
We went to Kenya for trails ........... that is just to snap some shots and for the promoter to see how good i can really be in front of the camera. it was during our stay in Kenya that my promoter met the ceo of a clothing company here in Nigeria and they talked business and my promoter agreed that we will follow the man down to Nigeria to do some model job on the company's new product which is bikini. That was how we landed here in Nigeria and its almost one month that we have been here now.Luckily, i am already done with the contract since last week but my promoter quickly went down to Australia for some reasons best known to him and he promised to be back in last three days. So i am kind of lonely for now but i am doing all in my power to keep myself busy.like to stop here
Hope to read from you soon.
byeeee..
SANYA

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2008-02-19, 13:49:21
anonymous  
Anyboby know this person? she said my name is SANYA FAITH DAVID. her story and photo are the following:

Hello
I just have to first thank God for bringing us together and i most confess to you that up till now i am still amazed that i did mailed you back on the dating site .After my parents died, i moved out of spain to uk and to stayed with one of my mothers childhood friend and later she called me that a promoter approached her that he wanted to train some models in uk and whatever happens he would like to at least
take one of us to Africa for some jobs. and if it is not for my dad that told his lawyer before he died in the motor accident that i most get married or to introduce someone to him as my future partner before he should give any of his properties to me ,so when i get married the
lawyer should handover all the properties to me and my husband that is why am struggling and working harder also looking for a serious
relationship for whom to be my mr right.Now came down to uk and got to meet a lady called Sandra who happens to become my good friend and fortunately i started to stay with her in her appartment in Worcester Merrimans Hill. After some weeks, it was this
my friend that was picked but unfortunately,my friend could not make the trip because it was during the process that she met the man of her life online and to my surprise, it was not long at all before they got married and i was really happy for them. it was her case that got me convinced that this online dating thing can really work. And both of them are still in honeymooning somewhere in the carebian and that was the reason this man decided to bring me down.
We went to Kenya for trails ........... that is just to snap some shots and for the promoter to see how good i can really be in front of the camera. it was during our stay in Kenya that my promoter met the ceo of a clothing company here in Nigeria and they talked business and my promoter agreed that we will follow the man down to Nigeria to do some model job on the company's new product which is bikini. That was how we landed here in Nigeria and its almost one month that we have been here now.Luckily, i am already done with the contract since last week but my promoter quickly went down to Australia for some reasons best known to him and he promised to be back in last three days. So i am kind of lonely for now but i am doing all in my power to keep myself busy.like to stop here
Hope to read from you soon.
byeeee..
SANYA



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2008-02-20, 17:49:01
anonymous from India  
thank 4 rply
2008-02-20, 17:52:55
anonymous from India  
r u married
2008-02-21, 07:57:42
anonymous  
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how can i get scum bags arrested after pretending to play along, with the support and backing of EFCC to help track them down.
2008-02-21, 08:10:16
anonymous  
i have given the same address how 2 come out of this scam
2008-02-22, 10:07:45
anonymous from United States  
HIGHLY WARNING TO ASIAN : DateinAsia.com

Hi There, I found a new scammer website. It is hide behind a free dating service (www.dateinasia.com). Which is to good to be true. There are group of scammer like syndicate. The scammer which very obvious are Nigerians, are the Admin itself. They hide behind the caucasian profile, mostly will tell from UK. The victims are the naif asian women that will give or send money the the scammers who are pretending as their soulmate. they send mass love letter to the future victims, they use different email address, and profiles, and stole someone pictures to put on their fake profile.

A dating website DateinAsia.com is a scammer website. All the Administrator were working to get the victims from the members. They designed free membership website, as the matchmaker website they find the victims and pretending as they Mr/Mrs right but then they start scam you for money. They official telephone number is 44-7031-8478-34, 6016-740-3284.
The scammer using various ID, Richard Mark Edward, Kenneth06, etc. He will send you email just like to be a Mr.Perfect but then said he has to work on his father will that left him a lot of money in Malaysia. He is resident of London, then he will flight to Malaysia to take care the money. After that he will say he needs some money from the victims to pay the government (Malaysia) tax. He will call and ask you to send the certain amount of money. It seems they work as a team, the guy find the women victims and the women look for the guy victims to be scammed. When you realized you have been scammed, then you made report to Admin, soon your membership will be banned.

Please, NEVER join this website.

2008-02-23, 16:01:39
anonymous from Canada  
the scammer name is a man adekunle omoniyi from ibadan oyo state nigeria stolen photos She is a model, Annie www.focushawaii.com


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2008-02-23, 16:02:14
anonymous from Canada  
the scammer name is a man adekunle omoniyi from ibadan oyo state nigeria stolen photos She is a model, Annie www.focushawaii.com


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2008-02-24, 15:53:49
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I met a young attractive young Christian Missionary who worked in a camp 120 kilometers of the nearest city, probally Lagos, Nigeria. The girl goes by the name of Claire Scott, the most beautiful face I've seen before. She stated her birthday was days away and that she needed money to keep her internet connection so we may keep in contact. It was three weeks before she would come back with her mom to Fort Walton Beach Florida and I would pay for her ticket from Florida to where I reside in California. When I told her I could not help her she never spoke to me again. I traced her email address and found her IP address and traced it to Germany and California.

She fell in love with me so fast by the third email. I dont have the pics because I erased them from my computer. I feel so much better knowing I saved that money and spent it on my children since Im a single parent.
2008-02-25, 16:53:57
[hidden] from United States  
Anyone recognize this scammer? Ben Cross


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