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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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2014-12-12, 16:52:15
OJAS from United States  
Good job PNG 2014-12-12, 15:19:26

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2015-01-08, 02:15:19
anonymous  
I want every one to know that I was scammed a lot of money from these crooks.they are us ring the man on the right .if any one knows this man.please contact him.


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2015-01-08, 02:26:32
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2015-01-08, 03:24:59
anonymous from Australia  



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2015-01-08, 03:24:59
anonymous from Australia  



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2015-01-08, 08:07:18
anonymous from Australia  
This so called Christopher Adams .i was talking to him on Zoosk.he was in New York . Then India .then he said he was at the silver slipper motel.he had to shut his internet down.the only way he could talk to me was at the desk when the boss wasn't around. for 9 monthes.this mungrel told me ,he was stuck in India.i beleived in this man.he said his wife died 8 years ago,having there child,both died.he had his own business.firstly.christopher ,was collecting money from his friends ,to take to the Indian goverment to pay a lot of money, before he could pick his check up. He took the check to bank in India. He had to have 9.000 to release history.then another $23.00.after I sent money.he said there was a robbery at the silver slipper motel in India.he was held by gun point.there was a lot of Australians there ,they all lost a lot of money.their was jeff Robinson .whome managed the motel . A banker .who kept ringing me.then a Michael miller.he took over from jeff.the bank apparently went into liquidation.and was fake said Christopher.i wasn't to answer there calls any more.as time went by.i got very sick.he took over$70.000 dollars off me.he had me thinking a few times he was fake.and I gave it to him.but he would allwYs smooth talk to me ,and had me believing in him.he called me babe ect and made me feel good.ive been through a lot.i was very vonrable.they took advantage of me.had me very stressed.took my family away from me to.as I beleived he was in trouble.i have a big heart.i felt sorry for him.i scrapped up money towards the end for him.i did with out.as I thought I was paying for his air fair home.just before Christmas.to cut the storie down.he said he got s cheaper flight .because
When he got to Melbourne he emailed me.thanked me and told me to forget about him.and my money would be in my bank within 7 days .i asked him to ring me.around two weeks before Christmas this was.the line was very bad.he promised my money back then and all the way theough he promised he would not let me down and he would pay me back and I beleived him.the number he rung me on was a type of telie marketing number.i couldn't ring it.it was engaged all the time.i havnt herd from this lying cheating scamming fraud since.no monie. He took every cent off me,and dried me out till the end.this is a crime.you will get found out.i hope the man on the right side of the photo that they are saying is Christopher Adams gets told.this is a horrible thing to do to any one.how dare you.you can't from God.he will get you.o hope this is on your connshinse for what hell you have put me through .


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2015-01-09, 03:36:49
anonymous  
This man above is the same .only differ ace is there heads.
2015-01-12, 05:59:31
anonymous  

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2015-01-14, 00:29:22
anonymous  
I was scammed a lot of money from these mungrels.type in Christopher Adams .you will see the same mungrel bodies but differante heads .the police will get you.you can run but you can't hide.i hope they hang them up by the balls for what they did to me.the man on the right is suppose to be Christopher Adams.if any one knows who the man is on the right.i would love to know who he is.thay are using him as a scamming ,fraud and crime.thay took a lot of money off me.he promised to pay me back. No money.there nothing but lieing,cheating scammers and I beleive in Christopher Adams.i hate u for what hell u put me through over 9 mthes.they took over $ 70.000 dollars off me.
2015-01-29, 20:18:40
anonymous from United States  
The person above is calling himself Sgt. Mark Miller. His email is mark.miller1100@gmail.com if you are contacted hit delete. He is a sweet talker and will tell you what you want to hear. He says he will be honorably discharge from the Army in February. He also says that you sending a package of gold bar and money to you in your name. And he would give you the combination code to give to the diplomat name is Christian McCain. This guy will contact you and say that he is on his way then needs money because he doesn't have enough to deliver the package to you. Sergeant mark miller supposably live in Miami Florida and wants you to fly there two days after his release from the military to be with him. And he doesn't just go after women he does go after man As I am a gay man. Just want to let everybody know that he is still in circulation in me people.
2015-01-30, 00:19:45
anonymous from Netherlands  
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2015-01-30, 01:18:00
anonymous from Japan  
shaw_mag,yes, randomly got into that site bcoz it had my 'name' in there...I clikced into the 'search results' and I did read a few passages!《追日者》??? has it been shown in HK?
2015-01-30, 01:27:08
anonymous from Germany  
/ Between me and my husband we've owned more MP3 pearlys over the years than I can count, including Sansas, iRivers, iPods (classic & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few years I've settled down to one line of pearlys. Why? Because I was happy to discover how well-designed and fun to use the underappreciated (and widely mocked) Zunes are.
2015-01-30, 23:58:28
anonymous  
/ And it is you that donate to the New Year to your reltiaves? Read the polls in America, one in three Americans will not be nor what to give and even celebrate the New Year.652
2015-02-01, 00:14:25
anonymous from Herndon, United States  
This is the peecrft post for me to find at this time
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