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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

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.

If you ever want to do this kind of check, grab the IP number from email headers and use a web site like 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?
(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.
Zipcode/city code:23401
Western union security question and answer:
Qfavourite colour
Joy Johnson: Receivers Name:Mercy Gray
Address:12 hotel road.
Zipcode/city code:23401
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: 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: ???
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): 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   
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
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: ???
(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
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
Joy Johnson: Why?
(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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2009-06-08, 20:52:16
Agent,86 from Salem, United States  
Anonymous from the US

I got the very same one. LOL
I would guess Nigeria for sure on, Her.
Same thing said, she saw my Profile on Delphifaq. LOL
O Please its making me laugh my butt off. LOL
I know my e mail address has appeared on here in the past.
I wonder if, Yours did also ?
Well, I have no reason to want to contact the scammer.
I got enough of them to deal with now. LOL
Take Care and be safe.

Kind Regards Agent 86 Maxwell Smart \\'^o^'//

Anyone want to play with Rose LOL
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Dating scammer Nancy Milman from Accra, Ghana

2009-06-10, 06:42:50
i need 8 million dollars
2009-06-10, 08:41:19
OJAS from United States  
Send ''her'' the e-mail address of an active male scammer, asking ''her'' to reach you at your ''personal'' mail.
2009-06-10, 19:54:22
2009-06-10, 19:54:32
2009-06-11, 03:41:59
Fred from Germany  

just think 'you never scam alone'


At 4:31pm on May 29, 2009, rose said…
Hello My Dear,
My name is Rose 23 years old girl I am very intrested to your profile
in( will like to know you, I will like you to send me an
email to my private address ( so that i can give you my
pictures for you to know whom i am.
I believe after then we will know each other very well, Remember colour or
distance means nothing rather true LOVE,HONEST,CARING and UNDERSTANDING matters
allot in every human life.I will be waiting to read from you soon,Take good care
of your self and all that belong to you over there bye.Here is my email adress
Your in love
2009-06-11, 10:12:32
anonymous from United States  
Dear Agent 86'
I go by the name Angel. I have exposed the scammer Peter Cotton to 146 woman he has come in contact with. I received so many emails in reply thanking me. However a few women really did get their heart as well as their pockets broken. I have cut off his access to the aol account he used. I have all emails et al in which he used to con these women for money. I wish to communicate with you regarding what I have in my possession and how we can permanently end his career as a conman. I know he is still actively scamming women. His current victims were informed by him that he was mugged by armed bandits taking his money, cell, and gave him a beating. Wish it were true and they broke his freakin neck. Hope to her from you soon. Please write me at
2009-06-11, 11:05:18
anonymous from United States  
and that is another piece of trash
this man got my profile from Zorpia
he said he is american and his wife dies and he lives in austin texas with a child after 4 chats he said his purse was stolen as he had 2500$ in it and he is stuck in Nigeria , i told him to call US embassy to help him he said they won`t
what a lie and then he asked for a loan
what does these trashy people think
In the past I loved a man in the real life in Iraq when I was deployed he said his wife died of internal bleeding and had a kid , after an 9 m love story, it ended up he was married to a blond with 4 kids one is hers, he kept on saying I wanna divorce , I need help so I gave 500 dollars I sent him when he was in Iraq I was already back home and plus a nice Ipod and a dj cam for his birthday he came home nothing happened as his wife owns the truck house and all. shame he was in US uniform ripping women off , I told him I will report him to his NCO . he said u r a terrorist and Good lick in staying here after he took my money and used me attached I lost over 8000 dollars talking to a scam artist psychic amber in houston texas who had fraud reports on ripp off on line she said she will help me to get him back as I was so stupid and in love with such a trash., this amber claims to be working in a church and helping people
she said she will return the money for spell work she never did and it had been 3 years now, money collected from my sweat and tears in missions in a war zone
so now I learn it the hard way
it is so disgusting how they lie and use wife and bible and christ
and ya one final thing
these people might get away in this life and be able to hide fro themselves , police but they can never hide from God as there will be a judgment day.
please every body be careful from people on line and even real life and ladies never trust a man a good man is the one who gives and not the one who rips the woman off under the name of love

2009-06-11, 21:46:35
anonymous from United States  
A man named Keith Gibour posing to be a good guy and weird. He keeps getting woman pregnant beware
2009-06-11, 21:53:53
anonymous from United States  
Anyone come across a guy who keeps trying to pose as a good guy and then wants to get you pregnant and then leaves once you say you are pregnant..... goes by Keith Gibour
2009-06-11, 23:07:31
anonymous from United States  
Dear Agent 86
Can you believe that Rosybaby1010 sent Peter Cotton that same letter on his AOL that I now have control of? A con woman scamming a con man. LOL What next?
Love, Angel
P.S. Please write me asap at
PSS Hi Peter, you are screwed you low life piece of feces. We are coming for you!!! Your next photo on snapfish will be of you making license plates. LOL
2009-06-12, 01:01:57
Agent,86 from Salem, United States  

Where do, I begin ?
I need to warn, You against posting, Your e mail address on this site.
If, You did not know scammer are watching this site.
If, You want, You can have the site administrator remove both postings.
Be sure to give him the thread name and date and time and page #
Also, I have a big target painted on my back, I have many scammers
trying to stop, me.
I made the mistake of posting my e mail address on here when,
I first came here.
I am used to scammers sending me Trojans, Death Threats, You
name it. Its gets old after awhile. LOL
I have 2 e mails from
Sitting in my e mail right now. LOL
I am sorry to hear, You lost so much.
I lost only $1,500.00 But living off VA disability that's a lot.
To me the money being lost was not as bad as all the pain the scammer
left me with. By the way my scammer the He / She used the name Angel
I have, Your address and will contact, You soon.

Kind Regards Agent 86 Maxwell Smart \\'^o^'//

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Dating scammer Rhoda Naa from Accra, Ghana

2009-06-12, 14:28:03
anonymous from United States  
they all scams ya its full of them in africa also some in other nations if someone ask you for alot of cash they scams artist its ok to give a person like 5us or 20us only if they a business or family or friends,even the banks and western union and moneygrams say its scams in africa,you cant get money they law going get it they check all boxes,these mothersfuckers in africa will hurt you if you go there to get funds they fake,you need a probate also your bank going report any large amounts to irs to get half of it also they dumb over there dont understand the usa law ya need to spread it all on the web they all scams also any woman asking you for cash is a scammer only way know if shes real is the webcam ????the fbi and cia need to stop african scammers almost a half billion dollar is lost in this shit that money could help the usa economy out boost companies sales.these african motherfuckers will rob you like hell never give a dam if you ill or anything they think everyone rich in usa and they need funds they dont want make a dollar a hour they want big cash to live good.if ya want a real woman you can go to escort sites or to nevada bunny ranch they real people they charge but will love you for money they even got webcams some and emails.i think webcams girls are the best -anybody with a webcam you can see them.i tried all these scams they all fake in africa these motherfuckers suffer cause they stupid also white africans look down on these black africans that are poor and are scammers,whites in africa are rich they not on none of these sad shows feed africa needy shows they not even on these sponsor programs.the whites in africa need to help them and stop poverty and create better jobs and stuff there.they not hackers they africans they cant hack into banks and get transfer sent to you either they always want funds upfront to get millions there no millions.i tell ya whomever see this ad tell or create websites,blogs they need to stop it also folks need to keep there funds for other things to buy like a new car,foods,dvds,porno,books,mags,porn mags,membership in stuff-fun.some one are to make a book that say stop african and other nation scammers explian they all fake that folks cant get this money if it was real the law would seize it also there no box fill with millions if it was yu family -friends would tell on you if you dont give them funds how the hell you going keep millions in cash for someone ,,,none of it is real all fake,,,everyone need to get a petition up to the president obama to get african scammers to stop there are be a fbi and cia special site to report them and there email to and ph#,,,,,somebody need to place a site on you tube to inform folks they all scams in africa emails millions for cash thats a lie.they need to get folks ssi # and identity in africa also there email-address before they let them go on there internet cafe online place made for folks to go to it for school stuff-research not for scams to trick folks out of millions,,,,they seem not understand they dont need scam a person a person can help another out and get tax write off for low taxes if you help another got there real identity and ssi# and address and when you file irs tax you can use them as charity gifts to a person in need.i know why whites are mad at africa cause these scammers also blacks in usa-other nations are try stop these scammers now.stopping them will help the usa economy to skyrocket the stockmarket would boostup to over 13,000 points this year if ya can stop and inform others and create sites,on youtube,myspace,facebook to ignore african scams they all fake its no way in hell your bank going allow millions in your account they will inform the irs -fbi they be at your home fast like a motherfucker seeing how you got funds,,,scammers must stop,america need to be informed on them,plus there allkinds they doing in africa you can see they all fake they cant write good english,also gals in ghana they using some pornstars images they fake only a few are real ,if they ask you for money they fake…….there some russians scammers also and few in uk.
2009-06-12, 14:29:57
anonymous from United States  
they fake that woman on top here shes a scammer she uses pornstars images thats a big pornstar face she do porn in films thats not her they uses there images these motherfuckers africans scammers
2009-06-12, 14:31:20
anonymous from United States  
ps if you got webcam and the gal got webcam that person can see you and yu can see them that real dating online
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