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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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2009-08-29, 18:06:56
anonymous  
What is it with this crap I block peolpe on myspace and get others like this guy here is my 5th scammer.
'I was on your profile and it was marvelous so i made my mind to contact you ,so i can know more about you ... how are you doing? i hope you are fine and fit as a fiddle.i am single,i am about 5.7 feet tall.I am a educated, aspiring, young man, that prides on truth. I am a successful,honest,driven,loving,assertive and accomplished individual that wants to give love and be loved.I will like to know more about you as you would like to do the same to me and i will be for you ok..take care and have a nice time..hope to hear from you soon..'

Best Regards,

Kingsley

Kingsley Hezekiah
30 / Male
Lagos, Lagos, NG
Last Login: 8/29/2009 www.myspace.com/496569400


At Least he says he was from Lagos, NG how nice of him LOL


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2009-08-29, 19:47:42
anonymous from Northridge, United States  
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Ok, more on this picture. Now she is trustfullvida@ymail.com I actually had fun with him/ her this time and said hey I want to show you a pic too, then uploaded the naked picture of her to her. Told her she was busted


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2009-08-29, 19:48:45
anonymous from United States  
Another of trustfullvida


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2009-08-29, 19:50:46
anonymous from United States  
Then this one as I was talking to trustfullvida came through asprettyfauzia. Another just started talking to me


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2009-08-29, 19:52:06
anonymous from United States  
One more of prettyfauzia this one is actually pretty hot
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Another dating / chat scam - USA/ Nigeria connection



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2009-08-29, 19:52:08
anonymous from United States  
One more of prettyfauzia this one is actually pretty hot
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Another dating / chat scam - USA/ Nigeria connection



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2009-08-29, 19:52:18
anonymous from Argentina  
2009-08-29, 20:29:21
anonymous from Argentina  
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
From: rikodguerrero@live.com
To: barbaradeoia@hotmail.com
Subject: RE: Hey
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 17:24:09 +0000

Hello Baby

I am sorry for what happened last night

The internet connection went down..........that is why i could not come to the msn again

I have made all arrangements in my coming over to meet you

I wanted to scan the flight details and send to you.....but could you believe that i could not find a scanning machine in the whole of place that i am.......what a messed up country

I will be leaving from Lagos International Airport to Arrive at Aeropuerto Ministro Pistarini (Ezeiza).

I will be leaving on the 21st of August 2009

My flight is going to leave in the morning so i can arrive at Argentina in the evening

I was told that the distance is 7,920km................so is going take about 12hours on flight

Wew am so excited...............I still have a slight headache baby

I will be going to the hospital to do a test.............so i will no what exactly is wrong

I will talk to you later.

THIS MAN appeir in myspace.com saying he´s widower with two kits and send me the pictures and he says :I´m seller to cars FERRARI after a two weeeks ask me to married in that picture :all the time he talk abaut that and show himself like a very cristian man ! he sold me I have a great busines first I must to travel to UK and here I put aboard my 34 fFerraris! to Nigeria and when I take my money I come to know you to Argentina, and in that moment he want my number to acount for deposite his money in my bank I say NOOO and the number :6.500.000 u$s I do not give my nmber acounts to anyone !!He invented a transacction by Malasia and etc.!Well this is the mail when he said to come but ' have a terrible head ache' after that appeirs again in the msn desperate because he have MALARIA and need money for the drougs !350 u$s BUT that before he ask me in twice occasions money for the warf because they do not take his cars and his best friends is in vacations in Fidgi and just catch a temporal storms and delay his fly and then his friend can not send the money and ask me 2000 u$s of course I say no I can not send it because I have not money but he insisted ( this is the short version), Finally only a twenty hours to fly he ´s seek !and I say yes I send the money but I didn´t because I do not have money, but he say another name to the doctor and do not give to me the number to the passport or ID and then I sold the game,and I was very sure he´s a scam!!
He try to come to my place , my home ,and he say do not has money in cash because the pay for the cars he send it to USA and only keep 100box! it´s surrealistic!!Well I send an email saying you´re a swindler and I don´t want to see you again ! and the man was insiting even!! I erase her mails , and in a search in the web I find him here in the picture with a Harley Davidson and one Ferrari back I want to tell to the weman don´t believe that trashses to love forever and marriege and childrens because all the time this men take us information and they are very dangerous!! In a few words he try all the tricks that he could!! After I reed all this things here I feel the necesity to share this ,fortunatelly I ddon´t loose more, just the calls and he use an celular phone !! vía UK Manchester ,of course my acount it´s going to killing me but I could take out of my life this bloodsucker!!TAKE WOMEN AND MEN!!I cautch him now in facebook!! here the pict- ------------------------------------------------------------


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2009-08-30, 10:55:55
anonymous from United States  
LADIES....... BEWARE OF NIGERIAN SCAM ARTIST... GOES BY THE NAME ' GEORGE MICHAELS '.... I CAN'T BELIEVE I FELL FOR IT. ONCE I FIGURED OUT IT WAS ALL A SCAM, I PRETENDED TO WANT TO MARRY, AGREED TO SEND THE MONEY, SHOPPED FOR A VERY EXPENSIVE HOUSE, BECAUSE HE PROMISED ME THE SKY WAS THE LIMIT!! YEAH RIGHT!! ONCE I GATHERED ENOUGH INFORMATION, I TURNED EVERYTHING OVER TO THE FBI. THESE NIGERIAN MEN ARE DISGUSTING!! IF IT HAPPENS TO YOU, DO THE SAME. THE FBI HAS A SPECIAL TASK FORCE TO DEAL WITH THESE SCUMBAGS!!!
2009-08-30, 15:14:00
anonymous  
anonymous from Nigeria

I am Nigerian and I am indeed worried when I read all this stuff on the internet.Each time my friends and associates gets these bull shit from these scammers.I'd like to advise that you stay clear of these fellas and when you get these enticing comments from these scammers please alert related local authorities in your country or get in touch with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on www.efcc.com and they are always willing to help track these scammers.We are woring on a network to help locate these scum bags and God willing we would Nigeria and Indeed Nigerians are very good and hospitable people and the acts of these fellas could prove it on the contrary,but that is the truth.
2009-08-31, 14:15:55
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Sam Polland

sampolland4real@yahoo.com

NO 1 OBGA, IKEJA LAGOS NIGERIA

tel. 2348066063557


carefully rascal! man seems antiquarian of the United States, working in England and Nigeria ... says that 4 years ago his wife left, stole his son and two million dollars and ran away with her lover ... He is 4 years alone, crying and suffering. Looks good woman to start a family. Please send a small amount of money for a ticket to travel to meet a woman ... then says that a ship loaded with its antique goods detained by the port authorities of Nigeria and appealed for help to pay duty on the export of goods to Canada ... Writes tender letters of love and vows of loyalty ...
uses a picture of an American director and producer Brett Ratner http://www.imdb.com..m0711840/, photos posted on the dating site badoo.com
here's his profile http://badoo.com/01098970446/
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Another dating / chat scam - USA/ Nigeria connection



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2009-08-31, 14:21:08
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Sam Polland

sampolland4real@yahoo.com

NO 1 OBGA, IKEJA LAGOS NIGERIA

tel. 2348066063557


carefully rascal! man seems antiquarian of the United States, working in England and Nigeria ... says that 4 years ago his wife left, stole his son and two million dollars and ran away with her lover ... He is 4 years alone, crying and suffering. Looks good woman to start a family. Please send a small amount of money for a ticket to travel to meet a woman ... then says that a ship loaded with its antique goods detained by the port authorities of Nigeria and appealed for help to pay duty on the export of goods to Canada ... Writes tender letters of love and vows of loyalty ...
uses a picture of an American director and producer Brett Ratner http://www.imdb.com..m0711840/, photos posted on the dating site badoo.com
here's his profile http://badoo.com/01098970446/
This image was also posted here:
Another dating / chat scam - USA/ Nigeria connection



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2009-08-31, 15:04:56
anonymous  
Sam Polland


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2009-08-31, 20:43:48
anonymous from United States  
I just busted Vida again with the picture search. Great website!!!!!!
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Dating scammer Leonamel Bolos , Leonora P Abarquez , Leona Abarquez



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2009-09-01, 05:26:30   (updated: 2009-09-01, 05:45:21)
anonymous  
2009 scammer brucelucas62@yahoo.com
nigerian orphanage scam logos state
reciever : Dike Chukwudi
receiver address ;AWOLOWO WAY
NIGERIA
TEST QUESTION: WHO IS MY HUSBAND
ANSWER : BRUCE

I BELIEVE THAT THEY MIGHT WORK IN GROUPS OR ONE PERSON ON DATE LINE UNDER THE NAMES OF
CURTYZ,BRUCE,HOWARD,MAYUAD, ALL CLAIM TO BE FINANCIALLY SECURE AND HAVE HIGH PROFILE JOBS.THERE GRAMMAR AND TEXT ARE ALL SIMILAR AND ALL SEEM TO POP UP AT THE SAME TIME IF YOUR ONLINE,CONCEPTS 'MOTHER WORKED FOR ORPHANAGE','HAVE A DAUGHTER WHO'S MOTHER LEFT HER WHEN SHE WAS 1',' WIFE DIED YOUNG' AND BELIEVE THERE ARE STILL A FEW OTHER NAMES.
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