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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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2013-09-15, 23:59:14
anonymous from Hong Kong  

2013-09-16, 13:03:31
anonymous from Poland  
Greatness be unto odogbo I was in pain my I was left alone by my husband I went to contact a fake spell caster that took advantage of me and after collecting my money the spell that they cast did not work and when I ask he said that I should pay double money for the recasting of the spell and when I refuse he started threatening me that I will give birth to crocodile and I will die so I got afraid and during that process I saw somebody comment about the great odogbo concerning the work that he did for her. her name is susan in canada so when I saw first I got afraid that he melt a fake too but I decided to give a try and I made a promise to myself that if this did not work I will not contact anybody again I will just have to leave it like that,so I contacted him and I explain everything to him and he told me not to send a dime to him so when I said what about me I thought he will charge me but I was told the items so I could not find them so I decided to send him the money and I did so he got the items and cast the spell I did not ask him if he did I saw something happening myself my husband that run away from our home and settle down with another woman came to my house twice he did not see me so he called me and when I realized that odogbo is behind it I said praise be unto odogbo and my husband came to me and beg me that he swear with his life that he will not leave again within my mind I said I know because I done something already so I said give praise to the wonderful odogbo what you all should that odogbo is the one that will tell you the truth that you need alright so other spell caster do take advantage of his work and get ride to people so odogbo is a true man who is real and great contact him if there is anything that you need
I am patience from new jersey

2013-09-19, 06:40:53
Another Nigerian Scam in all dating websites, be very aware!!!!!

He says he is widowed, have a child, lives in NY, contractor, in some websited he says he is 41 years old in others says 35 or even 53 years old. His pick up line is that he is not into casual dating and just want a serious relationship and would not settle for less, he copy and paste what he writes on emails from profiles. He says he is from United Kingdom but he lives in NY but he is in Australia from work and all of a sudden he goes to Lagos Nigeria to finish a contract for 3 weeks, there is when he asks for money!!!!! His email address
He has very bad english also!
He has a profile in facebook you can look for him under

Be very aware he is ANOTHER SCAM!!!
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2013-09-19, 10:55:38
More websites that Bodejones22 is appearing changing information in several websites




(On facebook comes up with email address he used to have this page with different person for his scams and it used to appear as a 25 year old women called Amanda)

BE VERY AWARE. Ladies, Don't fall for another scam!!!
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2013-09-19, 11:50:24


Another Nigerian scam
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2013-09-23, 13:41:41
kukoleg from Alpharetta, United States  
2013-09-24, 23:21:24
anonymous from United States  
My young black,( no 47yo NY CONTRACTOR BUILDING A BRIDGE IN NIGERIA.. just a street rat scam professional he is on the very next step as you all predicted, I am ignoring all texts mail, calls... etc.
His voice is violent in his letters. And his true colors are showing!! Again as you predicted. I'm not taunting HIM, or conversersing with him. I just cut him off, lol I checked his 'New person face book page and he states that he is in a relationship with me<3 , tooo crazy..
Trying not to change numbers and email addresses for I run my business from them...etxc
Love you all thanks for pushing me forward...
It's now almost like just a bad dream, I have real life problems.....don't need any African volunteers to f MY life UP!!
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2013-09-24, 23:28:34
anonymous from United States  
Oh my word, is the black man on the poster , my scammer
2013-09-24, 23:28:50
anonymous from United States  
Oh my word, is the black man on the poster , my scammer
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Dating scam artist Sindy Becky Green in Ashley, Ohio (Lagos, Nigeria)

2013-09-25, 09:40:16

Skype: larry.wood15

Hello dear Elizabeth!

Good Morning and how are you doing?How was your sleep last night and how is your day also today?Did you dream about us..(smile).How is the climatic weather condition in your country now?Is it good for your health?Well all this question are running in my mind now not because i am so curious but i want to show some care.I want you to know that i enjoyed our conversation yesterday and i was glad that both of us stand the chance to learn little about each other.

My dear,I told you earlier yesterday that i will be making my trip today to Afghanistan to continue my mission with my troops.I will be leaving for my flight after i am done sending you this short mail.I miss you and i am still thinking about you so much....But i still have the courage that i will be safe until i return in 2 months.I really like you and i don't want to lose you.You are the exact type of woman i want to find in my life even though we met not so long...I believe in love at first sight for i know true love is hard to find and it a saying that loves goes where another is, no matter the i said i want to relocate to anywhere i meet my soul mate and i know you like that.

It will be so nice to be together with you in your country very soon when i am done with my mission.I imagine how life will be so nice and comfortable.I am planning to call for retirement when i am done with my mission,So that i could stay with my partner and spend all the nice times with her(i hope you will like that).I promise you that joy and happiness will be on our path...I am ever ready to support and care for my partner.My dear i have to end here,i will say lot and i will never get tired of my good taught for you in life.God knows the reason why you and i have met now.I look on to that soon in the near future.

Take good care of yourself and have a wonderful day...My flight delayed this morning,it's 7-8 hours journey and so we can still meet online today and chat more when i get to Afghanistan.Bye for now and i send you a lot of hugs and kisses.
My pictures for you and i know you will love them.


2013-09-25, 16:42:30
OJAS from United States  
When a military Mugu asks money,

1) Ask his APO and FPO info
2) Ask him to write from his .mil address, NOT .com Military allows using .mil for personal communications
2013-09-25, 21:07:28
Miss Marple from United States  
@Domi ,Thanks please update existing thread with this scammer here on delphi
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2013-09-27, 16:44:54
Welcome. Now he gives for Kevin Miller on Facebook ...

2013-09-28, 01:30:55
anonymous from United States  
I am not sure how to copy and paste the letters and text messages from olaide obegewe in ...I want to copy HERE but I don't know how
Please help guys.. you can SEE the way he says exactly what I am reading here,like' take care of yourself for me'
And' my pictures, I know you will love them'!!!
I have not been in contact with Ola?
He has plenty of time to be a totally new white man#!!!!
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2013-09-28, 12:53:19
DOC from United States  
Maggie, copy and paste....
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