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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

Comments:

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2009-03-19, 21:17:25
anonymous from Nigeria  
2009-03-19, 21:51:53
anonymous from United States  
rating
Nigeria
What are You supposed be the Idiot Fairy ?
Post Your Dumb Ass photo where someone actually cares.
But if You want to be known World wide as a fool then by all means post all You got.
I'm sorry if, I used words to big for you to understand. LOL
Well have a nice a day dip shit.
Agent 86 Maxwell Smart \\'^o^'//



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2009-03-20, 02:22:29   (updated: 2009-03-20, 02:23:06)
anonymous from United Kingdom  
I agree!

007


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2009-03-20, 02:23:47
anonymous from United Kingdom  
2009-03-20, 03:55:30
anonymous from United States  
rating
Two Thumbs way up 007 I could not let such a dumb ass put that up and go
unnoticed. Yes His day is coming. It amazes me that people can be that stupid
and still breath. LOL Its fun to kick a little sand in their face once in awhile.
Agent 86 Maxwell Smart \\'^o^'//


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2009-03-20, 10:45:52
anonymous  
New development of this oil rig engineer -- new identity: Mike Erik. Story -- Norwegian, petroleum engineer and oil spillage management for Statoil. graduate of University of Oslo (but can't provide any detail on a living professor, after much pressing, provided the name of a retired professor, alas, by the name of Vik Lystad!!), parents dead long ago, lives in Spokane, WA now. He has a teenage son living with grandpa in Nigeria, hit by a taxi, grandpa paid 9K USD but hospital needs more (from less than 2000K initially to later 5000K in the email I included below), so far in the story grandpa not dead yet. Hospital is St Micheals Hospital Enugu. He could not get off the rig so need help -- quick send to Emmanuel Armstrong :City:Enugu :Country:Nigeria. Told him he must prove his true identity. He sent work permit and passport but could not provide pics of him working on the rig or with his son -- Richie Erik due to a laptop crash Later asked to send money to China. Below is one of his email asking for money (not a penny was sent to him! Beware of this man who claims to be Mike Erik with devastatingly handsome picture on IDs and says all sweet things too good to be true but tempting to any woman). -- how good is his english? you be the judge.

***** start of email content *****
I want you to know that I appreciate all you are trying to do for me and I cherish that so much. I want you to know that I throughly care about you and I have great feelings for you. No matter what people say about us. I want you to know that am not going to hurt you . I truely care.My father inlaw call me this morning said they have stoped treatment on my son this made me cry so such. I jst wrote to the company and I have suspended all I have to do here. He said they need $5000usd for his treatment to continue.

He said he lost so much blood and he is scared too.He even said they wouldnt touch him if this bills are not meet up with. I know how you feel about all this after all that your friend said to you. But I want you to know that I will never hurt you in my whole life.

If you will be able to save the life of my only son, I promise you that God will never let you down and you will how its to help people you meet on your way.. My father inlaw gave me an accoount of the company that supplies material for them in nigeria. He said they are be trusted. All I want you to is to pay in that money in this account and send me the payment slip and I will send that to my father inlaw , then he will take the companys office Nigeria and they will confirm that and pay the money to the him. Pls help me , I have been os crazy since yesterday. I dont really know wht to do.This is the name of the company.
SUNSHINE AUTO INDUSTRIAL CO, LIMITED,
RM907,JQD553 WING TUCK COMMERCIAL CENTRE, 177-183 WING LOK STREET,
HONG KONG.
BENEFICIARY BANK, SHANGHAI PUDONG DEVELOPMENT BANK.

ADDRESS:NO 689 BEIJINGDONG ROAD,SHANGAI, CHINA.
BENEFICIARY ACCOUNT NO.OSA :11443630286287:-SWIFT CODE:SPDBCNSHOSA. I know how you really feel about all this, But I want you to know that God will really reward you for all you have been doing for me and I will never forget or hurt you in my life. Hope you are havinga wonderful. Hope to hear from you soon. Mike

******** end of the email *********


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2009-03-20, 10:49:39
anonymous from United States  
I met this one on match.com. Goes by wanteverlasting or Roger_seek58 on match. handsomeroger58@yahoo.com. Said he was from Jacksonville, FL. 58 years old widower with a 16 now 17 year old son named Michael. Antiques dealer traveling thru West Africa, specifically Nigeria. Professed his love for me (I'm not that stupid), showed me a beautiful ring the morning of the set-up. Wanted to come meet me where I live on his way by to Jacksonville. So, they go with their $45K to the shipping agent. I wasn't repaired for the way it was going to go down. I expected the costs to run over. I didn't expect him to get robbed and Michael to get shot. Long story shot, Tuesday needed $9,505 for Michaels medical expenses. Yesterday down to $950 but thinking about suicide. Today, just wants us to work things out and for me to send him a little.




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2009-03-20, 10:50:16
anonymous from United States  
More Roger


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2009-03-20, 10:53:05
anonymous from United States  
Boy from talking to him my English is almost as bad as his. Wasn't prepared for way it went down. Oh at one point put 'Michael' on computer to talk to me. Amazing how well the English got better. Roger was supposed orphaned at age 3 and sent to Greece and raised by and uncle until the age of 35 which would explain the broken English.




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2009-03-20, 12:57:45
anonymous from United States  
I just realized in my haste to post, I forgot to tell you the actual name the above person goes by: Roger L. Bell. When I asked what the L stood for it was Lawson. That was the real tip-off since the Nigerian student who got busted the other day went by the name of Benson Lawson.

I've contact match.com and demanded my money back. I even recognized one of the other's posted on this site as somebody who was supposed to have lived in Michigan however he asked posted as being African-American when in fact the man is white so somebody messed that posting up. That person was on match.com as well.

My biggest fear is that these people now have photos of me and now my photos will be used in this scam.
2009-03-20, 15:52:45
anonymous  
My dear Friend,
Thanks for your immediate response to my last mail.How are you doing ? i hope you are doing great ! Well to be sincere, i am shut of words because i dont really know how to express my feelings and situation here,i am really going through some difficulties here in Dakar - Senegal.

To start with, My name is Genevieve Oneil from Ivory Coast, 5.3ft tall, fair in complexion, (never married before) and now I am 23 years of age residing in the refugee camp here in Dakar as a result of the civil war that was fought in my country.I am seriously looking for a honest man who can show me true love and someone who can show me concerned and attention never to betray me.Age or distance does not matter , i only need a true love.

About my parents, My late father Dr Harold Oneil was the managing director of Mavococoa and Associates (Ltd), and he was the Special advicer to the former Head of State (late Dr Robert Guei) before the rebels attacked our house early one morning and killed my mother and my father in cold blood.I was the only survived because i was away from home during the incident, and I managed to make my way to a nearby country Senegal, where I am leaving now as a refugee in a refugee camp.

Attached here are my photos before the civil war. I would also like to see more of your pictures if you have any.I will send you a telephone number to reach me on the next email ! I am for real love,so be honest with me so that i can visit you soonest after knowing you better!

I would like to know more about you.Your likes and dislikes,your hobbies and what you are doing presently.

I will tell you more about myself in my next mail.
Your Truly,
Genevieve Onei


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2009-03-20, 15:56:49
anonymous from Bahrain  

I thank you, Do not be surprise or get offended for receiving this message from me, It just that I have been obliged to lay a mere trust on you due to my situation here in the refugees camp,
Let me first of all reveal my self to you, and I will require the best of your honesty after your knowing about me and whom I am, I will really like us to have a good relationship inspite of anything(be it age,distance or color) because I have this feeling that you are my man and you will not betray me,
MY PROFILE FULL LIFE STORY.
I decided to contact you because of the urgency of my situation here and after reading your profile (which will attract every reasonable woman),i became intrested in knowing you the more and also to trust you with my life.I am Miss jesca Dion (as you know). from Rwanda, the only daughter of (Late) Dr Damian Dion . the deputy minister of national security under the leadership of the then Rwandan president who is now in exile after many innocent soul were killed,My father was killed alonside my beloved mother by some hoodlums,who parades themselves as political thugs they accuse my father of coup attempt (which he never did).
Anyway, I am constrained to contact you because of the maltreatment I,am receiving from my step mother(since the death of my late parents).She planned to take away all my late father's treasury and properties from me since the unexpected death of my beloved parents.
Meanwhile I wanted to escape from Africa to any where in the world but she hide away my international passport and other valuable travelling documents. Luckily she did not discover where I kept my fathers File which contains important documents of his access.So I decided to run to the refugee camp where I am presently seeking asylum under the Private charity organization for the Refegee here in Dakar, Republic of Senegal. I wish to contact you personally for a long term relationship that may lead us to somewhere better if we work well on it.
I found out in one of the files that my father of blessed memory deposited the sum of (four Million Two Hundred Thousand Dollars) in a Bank in europe with my name jesca Dion as the next of kin.
However, I shall forward you with the necessary documents and contacts on confirmation of your acceptance to assist me for the transfer and investment of the fund.As you will also help me in an invsetment, and i will like to complete my studies, as i was in my 1st year in the university before the crisis started.
After the transaction you will arrange for my trip of joining you over there for us to share this feelings face to face.
We will invest the fund me and you, or if you don't intend staying with me then It will be my pleasure to compensate you with 15% of the total money for your services and the balance shall be my investment capital. This is the reason why I decided to contact you. Please all communications should be through this email address only for confidential purposes. As soon as I receive your positive response showing your interest I will put things into action immediately. In the light of the above, I shall appreciate an urgent message indicating your ability and willingness to handle this relationship and transaction sincerely.
Awaiting your urgent and positive response. Please do keep this only to your self please I beg you not to disclose it till i come over , once the fund has been transfered.
Yours Sincerely
Jesca Dion
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2009-03-20, 16:01:09
anonymous from Bahrain  
Guys please watch out for this SCAMMER her e-mail address is: Jenifer Dogolea (jenibaby1@hotmail.fr)


Dear,

I'm happy to inform you about my success in getting those funds transferred under the cooperation of a new partner from Dubia. Presently i'm in Dubia for investment projects with my own share of the total sum. meanwhile,i didn't forget your past efforts and attempts to assist me in transferring those funds despite that it failed us some how.

Now contact my secretary in Senegal;
Name: Jeff Tude Maga
Email address: jefftude10001@yahoo.com
Telephone number: +221778008861

Please ask him to send you the total ($350.000.00) which i kept for your compensation for all the past efforts and attempts to assist me in this matter. I appreciated your efforts at that time very much. so feel free and get in touched with my secretary Jeff Tude Maga and instruct him where to send the amount to you.

Please do let me know immediately you receive it so that we can share the joy after all the sufferness at that time. in the moment, I’m very busy here because of the investment projects which me and the new partner are having at hand, finally, remember that I had forwarded instruction to the secretary on your behalf to receive that money, so feel free to get in touch with name, Jeff Tude Maga he will send the amount to you without any delay.

Regards,

Jenifer Dogolea

2009-03-20, 16:04:32
anonymous from Bahrain  
Please keep an eye on this SCAMMER! HER E-MAIL ADDRESS IS: Lyndia Samuel (lyndia_skd@yahoo.com)


Hello My Dearest !

Thanks for writing back and I will really like to have a good relationship with you, and I have a special reason why I decided to contact you because of the urgency of my situation here and I am Miss.Lyndia Samuel Doe 25years old girl from Liberia, the only daughter of Late President Samuel Kanyon Doe who was killed by Prince Johnson and his rebels groups after many innocent soul were killed ,My father was killed by government of Prince Johnson, he accuse my father of coup attempt.

I am constrained to contact you because of the maltreatment I, am receiving from my step mother. She planned to take away all my late father's treasury and properties from me since the unexpected death of my beloved Father.

Meanwhile I wanted to escape to the Europe but she hide away my international passport and other valuable traveling documents. Luckily she did not discover where I kept my Father's File which contains important documents. So I decided to run to the refugee camp where I am presently seeking asylum under the United Nations High Commission for the Refugee here in Dakar,republic of Senegal. I wish to contact you personally for a long term business relationship and investment assistance in your country.

My father of blessed memory deposited the sum of US$4,123, 000.00 in Bank with my name as the next of kin. However, I shall forward you with the necessary information of the deposit on confirmation of your acceptance to assist me for the transfer and investment of the fund in your country. As you will help me in an investment, and I will like to complete my studies, as I was in my fist year in the university, when the crisis started.

It is my intention to compensate you with 5% of the total money for your services and the balance shall be my investment capital. This is the reason why I decided to contact you. Please all communications should be through this email address only for confidential purposes. As soon as I receive your positive response showing your interest I will put things into action immediately. In the light of the above, I shall appreciate an urgent message indicating your ability and willingness to handle this transaction sincerely.

I am staying at the female hostel. Awaiting your urgent and positive response. Please do keep this only to your self please I beg you not to disclose it till I come over , once the fund has been transferred. I hope my explanation is very clear but if you need further clarification, then send in your questions and i will attached to you my picture in my next e-mail.

Thanks as i hope to receive from you soon.
Yours Truly!
Miss. Lyndia !
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