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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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2009-11-08, 04:29:31
anonymous from Australia  
Received this today in myspace,,,

The management of VIDCOM Telecommunications of United kingdom in collaboration with www.myspace.com wishes to inform you that you have been selected as one of the four lucky members from myspace.com in the Telecoms Anniversary Promotions of Two Million United States Dollars ($2,000,000,00.USD).

For confirmation of your winning price, please reply this message immediately will all information’s below for enquires and also for security reasons and claim of price.

Your FuName:
Address:
Nationality:
Sex:
Email:
Tel:
Occupationion
Date of Birth:
Security Code: O2P/D76EDON
Agent Name:
Contact Email:chevron-texaco001@hotmail.com

Barrister John Gray your fiduciary agent will contact with the necessary step to follow concerning your winning price. do kindly contact with the email address below for your Winning.

Congratulations once more!!!!!

Yours Sincerely,
Barrister John Gray
Public Relations Department
VIDCOM TELECOM UK
TEL: +447024061821.
Email:chevron-texaco001@hotmail.com
2009-11-08, 04:29:32
anonymous from Australia  
Received this today in myspace,,,

The management of VIDCOM Telecommunications of United kingdom in collaboration with www.myspace.com wishes to inform you that you have been selected as one of the four lucky members from myspace.com in the Telecoms Anniversary Promotions of Two Million United States Dollars ($2,000,000,00.USD).

For confirmation of your winning price, please reply this message immediately will all information’s below for enquires and also for security reasons and claim of price.

Your FuName:
Address:
Nationality:
Sex:
Email:
Tel:
Occupationion
Date of Birth:
Security Code: O2P/D76EDON
Agent Name:
Contact Email:chevron-texaco001@hotmail.com

Barrister John Gray your fiduciary agent will contact with the necessary step to follow concerning your winning price. do kindly contact with the email address below for your Winning.

Congratulations once more!!!!!

Yours Sincerely,
Barrister John Gray
Public Relations Department
VIDCOM TELECOM UK
TEL: +447024061821.
Email:chevron-texaco001@hotmail.com
2009-11-10, 13:23:19
anonymous from Liverpool, United Kingdom  



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2009-11-10, 22:15:55
anonymous  
Hey Sweetie,

I just wanted to thank you! You know, I don't think you realize how much you inspire me. I am so proud of the person you've become and are becoming. I understand you've been through a lot and you've made not the best of choices, but I can see that you have grown. Though truthfully, I've always known from the very first time I met you to now that you were a strong person. You are so full of wisdom about life that when you speak it really makes me think that I could stay there forever just to listen to your open mind, for it is peaceful and inviting. Sweetie, you have become my awakening, you have helped me see things in a brighter way, In a happier, enlightening way and I want you to know that I'm greatful.

You know I thank God every day for the amazing people he has brought into my life because each and every one of them has changed my life in a very beautiful dramatic way. And I believe people are brought into your life for a reason, a way in which to guide you and help you see yourself. I like to call all those wonderful people my angels, my earthly angels. You are one, and I thank you once again. Thank you for being so caring and sweet....lol Thank you for being so just so wonderful in every way. Thank you for always being sincere & thank you for being you!!

Below are the details which you'll need at the western union....

Receiver's Name.... Barry Fulghum

Receiver's address.... Lagos Nigeria
23401.

As soon as you have the money sent you'll have to get back to me with the transfer details below....

Sender's Name...

Sender's Address..................

MTCN...........

Text Question...........? Favorite Song

Answer.................? Coat Of Many Colors

Amount ..............$

Thanks once again for everything you've done for me and I hope to hear back from you soon with the transfer's details today.........

Hugs & Kisses coming your way,

Barry


***Just to let everyone know that this person has stolen someone's identity. For I met the person with whom is the real Barry, and he was also scammed by a female in Nigeria. Apparently these people are working in groups.***


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2009-11-11, 05:15:31
007 from United Kingdom  
2009-11-11, 13:17:08
anonymous from Australia  
could anyone presently talking with this girl please contact me at bingeradad@yahoo.com.au


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2009-11-11, 13:19:51
anonymous from Australia  
could anyone presently or recently talking to this girl please contact me at bingeradad@yahoo.com.au,or im bingeradad on yahoo
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2009-11-14, 03:12:22
Apple Cabrera  
I am also a victim of this kind of scam. I met this guy in a dating website, he said that he is in Long Beach, California and a Construction Engineer. He said that he will have a contract to Nigeria. He also gave me his phone number just to have communication with me. First I thought he is not true, but as the day passes by, he was very polite and the way he talked over the phone, he was so gentleman and I thought he is a good person, because he always talk about God's words. Sometimes when I calling him on phone, he was on his way from church, that's why I believed him that he was a God fearing person. His name is Adam Scott, and his email address is adamscott843@yahoo.com. His phone number is +2348032868485, this is the first time I joined a dating website and I didn't know about the scam. I still have his mails and everything he said. He asked me money because he said that he run out of money because of the project was underestimated. And during our talk, he said that he was sick, I was worried because he had a stomach upset and fever, and he said that he had a Typhoid Fever. I have some American friends and that's why I believed him. I already sent him more than two thousand dollars, without the knowledge of my relatives. Now, I'm suffering what he had done to me, I'm paying all the loans I made just to help him. I've been alerted when my son in law told me that the way he wrote an email was not an American, his english is from black person. That's why when he was asking me again for more money, I really rejected him because first, I really don't have money to send, and second, I starting to doubted him. Please inform me if anyone was been a victim of this guy. And please help me how to detect the location of this guy, I want him to be stop for doing this to other people. Thanks.


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2009-11-14, 06:42:22
007 from United Kingdom  
Whatever else you do - DO NOT SEND ANY MONEY!!

OK??

007
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2009-11-14, 14:23:39
Apple Cabrera  
Adding to the first mail on page 222, if someone knew they guy in the picture, the real Adam Scott, I think he was scammed too and his picture was used to victimize women. I pity him because he doesn't know that his picture was using for scam. Please, to all some knew this guy and his true identity, please let me know. Thanks.
2009-11-14, 16:21:01
anonymous from United States  
I'd like to add to the bullshit story that I was given by HENRY DANTE MARK. A different story from the one posted on page 208, but very similar. I met Henry on Black Singles a couple of months ago. He told me the ex-fiance story and losing both of his parents, but in his story to me, he was in London waiting for the house of his father's to sell. In the meantime he had only bought a one way ticket and he needed to come back home because his money ran out while waiting for the BHA to get proper paper work or something. He sent me an urgent message saying that he needed me to send him the money to make it back home because he had no means of getting back home since they wouldn't cash his 10,000$ check. He said he would pay me back as soon as he landed and that he would even come to airport nearest me house. This creeped me out so badly. I told him that it did and probably should have left it alone after that, but I didn't because I'm dumb I guess. I finally told him that we would just have to pick things up when he was back in the States thinking that if this story checks out then I would know that it was true when he was back here. Well, in the meantime I did what I should have done at first. I googled him. And that's where I found him on this site. I wanted to share my story so that others won't get doooped like I did. I feel like an idiot. What a hopeless romantic won't do for a gorgeous guy. I am pretty sure now that it wasn't him on the picture.


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2009-11-16, 18:05:55
anonymous  
Christina Carman with e mail address christina_garden83@yahoo.com
Last week I got contacted via my profile on a datemefree.org. By a person had a profile only with two photos posted and sent me a one-liner including her yahoo address and she asked me to add her on the yahoo messenger.
Her profile said she was living Los Angeles, California, USA. I live in Nevada. And her really is living in Lagos, Nigeria and asked money $650 dollars for her sick mother, but I followed the play because the photos are of other girl and send me a fake International Passport of United States.




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2009-11-16, 18:07:23
anonymous from Mexico  
Second photo of Christina Carman with e mail address christina_garden83@yahoo.com in Mate1.com other safety dating place


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2009-11-16, 18:09:08
anonymous  
fake international passport of Christina Carman with e mail address christina_garden83@yahoo.com


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2009-11-18, 02:16:25
hanumehra from India  
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