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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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2009-05-26, 01:17:18
Henry James also claims to want you to donate money to charities....Orphanage and Homeless shelter...Wants money sent via western union.

2009-05-26, 11:11:47
anonymous from United States
This is what she sent me at MySpace:

here s a little about me my name is elena am new to this online dating,i just stated this online dating am only a memeber for some days now,i just to try this and see where this goes to.i really want to know more about hansome man like you.i hope you can take time to know me as well.i just want you to know i don't stay on site a new to come computer but i do check mail.i will be happy if you can try mail me to my person mail to my mail i will be waiting for you mail thanks.i want you to know am not here to play game.if you are here to play game you better keep going.i will be glad to know everything about are such an handsome

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Hello to all. Nice to meet you. I am interested in meeting new friends. One that can keep a Smile on my Face and Treat me like the Woman I am!!!!!! I am as real as real can get. I am a GROWN ASS WOMAN who don't like to play games, which means NO DRAMA. I like to go to movies,eat out,play cards/pool and hang out with my friends. I like to stay at home and just chill. Read books when it's raining or whatever. Like long rides/trips to see different places.i also love to cook. Who I'd like to meet:
i will love to meet my soul mate,someone i can call my love.that will be the real father of my c
2009-05-27, 05:35:20
anonymous from Hong Kong  

Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 6:30 PM
To: 'Spinanis Kelvin'
Subject: RE: [?? Probable Spam] Hello dee

I don’t have interest to contact someone from Nigeria but state that he is in UK ! Get away from me !!!

From: Spinanis Kelvin []
Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 6:05 AM
Subject: [?? Probable Spam] Hello dee

Dear xxxx
How are u doing to day? I hope great, and i really do appreciate the fact that u took time to mail me,i'm kelvin by name,i work in a construction company,live in UK now and i'm happy u replyed. it has makes me feel proven to me that you are the kind friend i have been looking for. wow..we can make history, let,s try and make this relationship work for us, I really want to know more about you, I have been passing through pain in the pass, I lost my wife many years ago, that is why i am here searching over the internet if i could fine a woman not like her but a woman who is more better than her in everything i am not looking for trying to find a perfect woman either cos no one is perfect expect the ALMIGHTY GOD HIMSELF..I am Caring, Friendly, Style, Grace, Kind, attitude, fun to be with, Love to laugh, Trustworthy, understanding, i know what i want out of life, love children, gentle and most of all God fearing Hobbies: Love to have Fun, And Open to Try New Things, Dancing, Cooking, and Watching Movies, Hanging out with Friends,Listening to Music, going to the Theater, Watching Football and Basketball, Playing Video Games, Kissing, Holding Hands I Love to show affection in public places is that a problem for you. I love to be with a woman who is caring, style, grace, kind, attitude, fun to be with, love to laugh, trustworthy, understanding, you know what she want out of life, I have a lovely son and he is going to be 7yrs next month, gentle and most of all God fearing and I do hope you possess such qualities..... I would love to hear more from you so that we can get along ......... xoxooxoxooxoxooxoxo
Yours and forever

His ip :
2009-05-27, 10:22:15
anonymous from United States  

Hi everyone I found out some more on this scammer.

Get Micheal's Contact Info! Micheal Briston 46-year-old Male Member Since: 04/27/09

Connect with Micheal Briston

About Micheal
Basic Information
Hometown: Houston, TX
Member Since: 04/27/09

I just wanted to Thank You for those who replied to me about him.
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Another dating / chat scam - USA/ Nigeria connection

2009-05-27, 14:31:51
KENNY-IRELAND from Ireland  

2009-05-27, 14:36:05
KENNY-IRELAND from Ireland  

2009-05-27, 17:09:24

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Another dating / chat scam - USA/ Nigeria connection

2009-05-27, 23:38:57   (updated: 2009-05-28, 10:43:08)
[hidden] from United States  

Henry James contacted me via on May 18,2009. With in a couple of conversations he started professing his love to me. Stated he was from Apoka Florida, currently in Nigeria doing work with Shell oil company. Stated he was a free lance journalist...wrote articles about the orphanages and homeless shelters. Immediately started talking about being afraid of the Nigerians...was afraid he was going to be scammed. Started chatting on yahoo messenger....started talking about donations to the home less shelters...for the less privileged. Started asking questions about religion said he was part of the Church of Christ although he does not go to church very often.
He originally stated he had lost his wife in a car accident and later talked about the worst day of his life was when he lost his wife and unborn child in a car accident. below I have attached one letter he sent me just a few days after meeting him. Once he started talking about donations to the homeless shelter I began saving our yahoo chat sessions. After he sent me the below e-mail he asked me to donate money to an up and coming charity organization...that was going to help the homeless and an orphanage. Every time I asked him the name of the charity organization he would reply I will e-mail it to you tomorrow...just when I start talking to you I forget about it. He began talking about not having any clothes....and not being able to purchase any there and wanted me to send him some clothes....but wanted me to send them to one of his workers..because he was afraid for his life because he was scared of the Nigerians. He referred to under clothes by different names...and when I questioned about it he changed the subject and never responded. Then on Monday just one week after his initial contact...he hit me up for the donation. Said I needed to send the money via western union...he would give me all of the information the next morning but I would need to do it immediately after our he would have the money to give to them directly on Wednesday. I told him I needed more information about the charity that I wanted to research it before I donated any money..and that I did not feel comfortable sending money to him. He started going on about not trusting him ..and making him out to be a liar...that he had told them that his wife to be was going to make a donation and how could I do that to him.....he became upset and ended the chat session. I was very suspicious and began doing research and found this web site. His photo was there. I have saved the e-mails and messenger chat sessions since I became suspicious. I do not remember what his ID on datehook was...I canceled my account last Tuesday. I have 5 pictures that he sent me. He also stated that he was doing road construction. and when he got back to the states he was going to be importing crude oil......he did not call it crude oil...he called it cruse oil. His e-mails were a little better written.....but chatting was very broken english..not used in correct context....Especially if he was a freelance journalist. happy to provide any additional information.

Here are a few things I wish to do with you at some point in this lifetime‏
From:     henry james (
Sent:     Mon 5/25/09 11:50 AM
To:     [hidden]
Attachments:     1 attachment     Anti-virus scan by Windows Live OneCare
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Here are a few things I wish to do with you at some point in this lifetime:
Be your best friend.
Get caught with you in the rain.
Dance with you in the rain.
Stargaze on a clear night.
Watch the sunset together.
Spend all day with you doing nothing.
Moonlit walks on the beach.
Be more proud of you than I already am at this very moment.
Go on a carriage ride through the park.
Do a crossword together.
Go to brunch.
Have a disagreement (it could/will only make us stronger).
Go for a twilight horseback ride.
Watch a bad movie together.
Spend the rest of my life with you.
Have our picture taken together.
Eat ice cream with you.
Make love to you passionately.
Go to a museum together.
Talk to each other using only body language.
Give you space when you need it.
Accept you totally and completely - flaws and all (I already do).
Discuss current events in a heated debate.
Have you see the error of your ways from aforementioned heated debate and make mad, torrid love to you, in the midst of all that passion.
Carve our names into a tree/table.
Go for a walk at dusk together.
Be one with you.
Send you a singing telegram.
Spend all night thinking of 101 sweet things to do for you.
Hold you and gaze into your eyes and realize how much I love you...and tell you.
Gently run my hand across your cheek and look into your eyes.
Blindfold you and take you somewhere romantic.
Spend my life making you happy.
Spend my life making our family happy.
Feel your heartbeat.
See our unborn child/children in your eyes.
Go roller/ice skating together.
Give you a backrub just because.
ALWAYS being honest with each other.
Go hiking/camping together.
Have our first fight, make up and feel a stronger bond because we very successfully weathered the storm - together.
Marry you.
Laugh at someone together.
Share a plate of spaghetti.
Give you a stuffed animal just because.
Go on a fun family vacation and bring back the kind of memories movies are made of.
Treat you like my Lancelot.
Go on a road trip across America.
Count thunder together during a thunderstorm.
Envelop you in my soul.
Cook your favorite meal/meals.
Know you better than you know yourself.
Go to a Renaissance Fair.
Plant a tree in our yard together.
Look over at you during an office/military/family party and have you know without me saying a word - that I love you.
Be able to say 'I love you' in 89 different ways - in 89 different countries.
Hold you when you're at your saddest and comfort you when you need it the most.
Be the one you come to for that comfort and holding.
Wipe away the days' stresses and issues, with just one hug/kiss.
Grow old with you.

Love u always.
Henry James.

2009-05-28, 22:22:27 from United States  
Peter Cotton is still in business as a conman. Hi, my name is Angel. I have been given control of Peter Cotton's Aol Account. He has listed in his address book over 146 contacts. ALL are woman. All his emails apparently are the same to these women. Identical letters are written, only the woman's name is changed. Amazing what 'cut and paste' can do. He can be in contact with several women at the same time. Even has them book flights to meet with him in the US or UK (always an excuse why he wants them to cancel). He finds his victims mostly on Match dating site. His user name was pmagic 2,3,4,6,8 or can be 'pass2magic' or something using the word 'magic.' For he believes he has a magic life. He sure does, he does not have to work, because sincere women send him money to sustain his elaborate life style. He preys on warm hearted woman just wanting to fall in love. All of the previous stories you heard of him are true. He makes you fall in love with him by use of beautifully written emails and the Yahoo IM sytem. Then he starts pleading for money from these naive sweet girls. His sob stories range from customs fees, hospital fees, short money to get back to the US, hotel fees, and the latest, HE JUST WAS ROBBED BY ARMED GUMAN and they took his wallet and cell phone. He is asking woman at present for the doctor bill. The money requests range from $250-$3,800. I have seen all of his creative works on his aol site. Women have sent him money thinking it would be paid back. He has deceived woman of all ages and of different ethnicities. He has hurt many of them. A complaint has been made to the FBI and reported to the Nigerian Fraud Dept. I still keep in contact with him on his yahoo. He is very angry I have exposed him to all his contacts. I know see the true evil in this man's heart. If you wish to contact me I get mail on his site at God Bless you, and pass info on. I will even supply his telephone # upon request. He has about five. P.S. Hi Leon (Peter), I told you I would bring you down. Pay those woman back their money you stole or this is not over. Bye Sweetie Pie! Will be coming to Lagos, Nigeria (Victoria Islands) to see you behind bars.
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Another dating / chat scam - USA/ Nigeria connection

2009-05-28, 22:41:47
anonymous from United States  
Peter Cotton Lagos, Nigeria. Conman, Scammer. Read previous reports on page 157 and elsewhere. He was able to have this photo removed before. Peter, return the money you stole from all those compassionate women!!!!

2009-05-30, 03:00:12
anonymous from France  

2009-05-30, 20:39:54   (updated: 2009-05-30, 20:43:35)
Hey, I have been talking to this girl for the last few days, and she seems like a nice person. I met her on Yahoo personals and it says she lives in louisville, ky which is close to me and she gave me her Email address. Here is the message I got on Yahoo Personals.

Hello (my name),

How are you doing?I am new here really getting bored,...I have been hurt in the past but cautiously trying this.... saw your profile and decided to say hi..I am looking to meet someone nice and special..I am an artworks dealer..Presently in Africa buying Artworks but should be back in the US in the next few days...I dont come on this site much so you can get back to me at

Email: hername_2005/at/yahoo/./com

If you care to talk...Take care


I decided to email her.

That was a smart idea typing your email address like that. I wouldn't have thought about it. So your in Africa right now? Thats cool. Is it nice over there? What kind of Artworks are you getting?

She Replied......

Hello Dear,
I am pleased to read your email,I havent really tried this online dating thing till now...I am kinda bored here in Nigeria when I am not picking artworks from the set out locations.. so I came across this online site while browsing and decided to give it a try.
Its good to know a little more about you ..really I want sincerity from you and I want you to be truthful in anything you tell me, I have been with men that hurt me, lied to me, cheated on me , made me cry ,made my life feel worthless and I dont want to go through that anymore...Please dont do anything to hurt me if this works out right for us...I cant go through another heart break , I know that I will never do anything to hurt you as I am someone that will never hurt or cheat on anyone but I always seem to be the one that gets hurts,...
Well I am willing to answer any questions you have got for me but
for now I have some questions for you.what are your likes and dislikes,whats your favorite color and food? Do you like pets? If you do you have any? Also if there is one thing you wish you could change about yourself...what will that be? ok enough questions for one day I should be back in 3 days and would
be nice to meet you up when I get back...

Expect your sincere answers to those questions I asked

Bye for now


Notice how she didn't answer my questions.
I sent her an email answering her questions and here is her reply.

Dear (my name),
It always feels good to sign into my mailbox and meet an unread email message from let me answer those questions I asked you.....I like traveling,trying out new things,like making people around me happy,I like eating good food,enjoy great company...etc...I hate being bored,having a bad day,getting into trouble,being late for an appointment...I dislike things that are generally not right.My favorite color is blue and food is steak...I have a german shepherd dog named bill back home......well the one thing I would love to change about myself is the fact that I am an orphan,I wish my parents were still alive...You seem to be an open hearted and sincere person and I looking forward to that day I would see you face to face...But, just so you know, I thought I would tell you what I was looking for, and see what you think... All I am looking for is 'True Love,' no Games, no Playing around, just want to find my soul mate in life...the one man I Will connect with in every way... I do know very much about you, yet any woman that does not treat you with respect, true love, genuine kindness and caring is absolutely a fool. True Love can be given without being shared, but a shared Love still allows for your special loved one to grow. To me, there is nothing more special than a shared Love. One that delights in our loved one's achievements, and growth as a person. One that has no jealousy, anger or mistrust. I believe when I have met the right person, we will believe so completely in each other, and Love each other so completely, that we will trust without hesitation as well....
I am a lovingly touchy person. I am not saying that I am perfect
but I always try to do right.
I like to hold hands, hug and kiss ... when appropriate... I like open affection, but in good taste, not for affection sake. I love to look into my loved one's eyes, and often get accused of starring... But I stare at flowers too, they never complain that I could look at them from when the blossom until they fade away... I like being touched too. Held and having my hair played with... I like simple things. I want my soul mate to be my best friend, so I can always talk with him about anything and be able to work things out when it matters.
Life is so short, why do people make it so complicated by wanting
everything they see...and forgetting that we are here to Love one another, not 'bed as many as we can' and have nothing true and genuine when our time comes... I believe it takes 'a lot of time' to know someone, and when an actual 'relationship' does start ... I still believe intimacy should be saved until 'you know' they are someone you want to be with. Hope that wasn't too much, but it is honest and all of me...I look forward to reading your thoughts about all I have said....Also I want you to know that I am already rounding up things here to be back in 2 days...can you tell me about your family ...also tell me how your job is like for you?

Ok have to go now

Take care


She sounds to good to be true.
I sent her another email answering her questions and asking her what kind of music and movies she likes and this is her reply.

Dear (my name),
Thanks for taking time out to reply me,you have been such a sweet person and I am starting to like you alot, your constant emails and writings just to let me know the kind of person you are has made me see a substantial amount of commitment from you and I really appreciate that..its good to know alot more about you ..these things I know will help me relate with you more in the future..The kind of connection that has been created between us in the past few days has been surprising considering the fact that we havent actually talked for long and havent met in person..I have been rather busy here rounding up things to travel back tomorrow..The good thing is that we could get an opportunity to see when I come back..probably you could just give me your phone number
and I will let you know when I get back...Take care and bye for now



She didn't answer my questions so I sent another email asking her again what kind of music and movies does she like. This is her reply...

'I like Love Movies and RnB music and one of my favorite movie is A WALK TO REMEMBER'

I replied that I've seen that movie but not in a long time and she replied...

'I love it and I think you need to watch it again and also my fav song now is ..My Love By The Dream ft Mariah Carey'

Well I gave her my phone number but havn't heard from her yet, not a call or a text or even an email.

She sent two pics of her in the first email and she is pretty, so I decided to look her up on myspace and facebook and year book, I found her on myspace and she has another pic of her on there, same girl diferent cloths and stuff. Her profile only has one friend, Tom, and it says she is from New Mexico. So I thought okay maybe she's from New Mexico and moved to Ky, then she said she was in Africa, then it was Nigeria. So I decide to Google her name and as I was typing it, you no how google has the thing when you type something it shows a list of different things you could be typing, it said Her Name Nigeria so I clicked it and it brought me to this web page. I read all the post on here and I was wondering if I may have caught this scam before she asked me for money or if she is real. I would realy like for it to be real. I decided not to put her name on here because if she is real then I wan't her Identity safe. Could some one please help me?
2009-05-31, 01:40:24
Agent,86 from Salem, United States  
Anonymous from Somewhere ? US

I read, Your posting and thought at first, You already knew, She is
a scammer.
To begin with Run like Hell !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Its a scam all right.
Every classic move of a scammer plus the fact, She / He is in Nigeria.
The entire Art Works Dealer Bull Shit is used often.
If, You take enough time on this site, You will find others, Who
were scammed by a scammer using that same story.
Some basic Scammer 101 You need to know.
First, You did not say if, She was White or Black ?
But that doesn't make any difference in the over all picture.
There are no White woman in Africa on line at all no exceptions.
The only ones there are very few and work in Embassy's.
Most all scams are done by men. Most likely, Your talking to a man.
They have relatives or girlfriends talk on the phone.
They even can fake talking on a web cam.
Nearly 100% of the photo's are stolen. Even stolen video's.
It is normal for a scammer not to give detail's.
They are running hundreds of scams at the same time.
Nearly impossible for them to keep any one story straight.
Never tell the scammer about this site for any reason.
They have already been faced with the truth before.
It will make the scammer lie even more to convince, You they are for real.
Never post, Your e mail address on this site. Scammers watch it all the time.
They always say they are new to on line dating. LOL
They manipulate, Your feelings and win, You over with convincing
Once they get, You hooked then, They will get around to the money.
In, Your case a Emergency most likely will come up.
Medical, Transportation cost, Robbed or mugged.
It doesn't matter what they say is the sudden reason for money.
Its a made up story.
They use stolen photo's, Fake names, Many different e mail addresses.
So the name, Your protecting is just as fake as the girl.
Sadly many guy's fall in Love with a photograph.
If, You had run the pictures, You have through the picture search on this
site. You most likely would have found where those pictures have been
used before.
Even the feel sorry for me as She / He has been hurt before. LOL
All of it is a load of crap.
Your the one who will suffer if, You do not heed, My warning.
They honestly do not care if, You live or die. Money is all they want.
No matter what lie they must tell to keep, You hooked.
If, You try to say the photo's are stolen they tell, You yes they were but
they were stolen from them by bad people. Then try to say everyone else
is lying.
If she tries to send money orders to, You to cash.
Your the one who gets busted for fake Check's or Money Orders.
Some scammers wait a very long time to get around to money.
Its more convincing that way.
There are no White or Black, Men or Woman from Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal,
Gold Coast, or Ivory Coast. All of West Africa on line for any reason other than
to scam.
You have much better odds of winning Millions of Dollars from the Lottery
than being hooked up with someone who isn't a scammer.
It really would have helped in this case if, You had given detail's.
You always can have things removed if proven to be wrong information.
But that isn't going to happen in this case.
With nothing more than, You wrote, You proved its a scam.
Its up to, You to end all contact as fast as, You can.
Remember they are gathering your information all the time.
If, You sent photo's they can be used to scam others.
By posting the stolen photo's, You hinder the scammer from keep using them.
Please take the time to learn about scams and scammers now, You need to
be able to recognize a scammer without having to ask.
Be ready to be scammed again by the very same scammer even.
Using more stolen photo's, Fake name, another e mail address.
In Nigeria there are Internet Cafes filled with young men.
All they do is scams. They think its their right to lie to, You and mock, You
for being so stupid to believe them. They are heartless.
Please listen to, Me and believe, Me now or, You will be hurt very badly and
also lose money for no reason. Never send money to anyone anywhere
unless, You know them. Even then they must prove to, you they are who they
say they are.
If it sounds to good to be true. Thats because it is.
I am positive its a scammer.
Please ask questions, I will answer them. Do not send money no matter
what the story, Your told is.
Stop trying to believe its real because its just a man trying to fool, You.

I hope, You stop this scam now and come back and post everything, You
have to help others and hurt the scammers business.

Kind Regards Agent 86 Maxwell Smart \\'^o^'//

2009-06-01, 02:49:11
anonymous from United States  
hi.i just read all the comments here today.may i ask if there's anyone out there who had been scammed by a man named micheal curtis with an email add just trying to find out if he's trying to scam on me.he didnt yet ask any money but his circumstances are very similar to most of the stories here.
2009-06-01, 04:47:02
Agent,86 from Salem, United States  
Anonymous from the US

Concerning Your inquiry into if anyone heard of Micheal Curtis
I found several postings associated to that name.
One is under Dating scams Curtis Brown.
I will post a photo that will allow, You to click on the link
listed with it that will take, You directly to that link.
You gave very little to go on.
No Country as to where, He is supposed to be from ?
Just a name and e mail alone are very hard to attribute to
anyone as scammers use many fake names.
Some times they change only the first or last name or minor
spellings from one scam to another.
They have many e mail addresses also.
So to pin anyone down by those two things can be impossible
at times.
More information as to how, You were contacted ?
Where they are and where they are from ?
What story are, You being told ?
Your description here is just to Generic to really find very much out from.

Kind Regards Agent 86 Maxwell Smart \\'^o^'//

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