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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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2009-06-20, 23:22:19   (updated: 2009-06-20, 23:23:18)
Agent,86 from Salem, United States  
United Arab Emirates

Why did, You make a posting of a e mail address ?
Please explain why, You put it here ?
I must Caution others to not try to contact it.
I can see no reason for it at all.
Please do not make any further such postings without saying

Agent 86 Maxwell Smart \\'^o^'//
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2009-06-21, 07:53:25
Steve_dux from Australia  
@ Agent 86

I think regards this site as a dating one!
He is here: http://www.chatbaza..missababe
and halfway down the page.
His page is: an 18 yr old looking for a date!

I crossed a sheep with a cauliflower!

2009-06-21, 13:08:47 from United States  
Agent 86, Just saying hello. Wanted to let you know I met a real Man. No scam. Retired US Marine Colonel. Know you would approve. You see, all things happen for a reason. God rewarded me for the bad scam experience I had. But I will check here once in a while if you need assistance. LOL Still waiting to hear from you. God Bless.
Love, Angel
2009-06-21, 13:08:47 from United States  
Agent 86, Just saying hello. Wanted to let you know I met a real Man. No scam. Retired US Marine Colonel. Know you would approve. You see, all things happen for a reason. God rewarded me for the bad scam experience I had. But I will check here once in a while if you need assistance. LOL Still waiting to hear from you. God Bless.
Love, Angel
2009-06-21, 13:56:29
Agent,86 from Salem, United States  
pmagiclife Angel

I wrote, You several days ago but got no reply ?
Should, I try again ?

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

2009-06-21, 19:25:49
anonymous from United States  
i have been talking to this guy who supposedly is working in lagos, nigeria he has a 10 year old son who he home schools and travels with him but now that his job is finish he can't get home because he had to sell his plane ticket to pay for his son hospital bill and he was suppose to be back in the us the end of april but that did not happen but he paid his hotel bill but can't get a ticket home...???? his name is david brown and i met him on he's supposedly italian he has sent picks of him in a office. does he look familiar to anyone i want to believe him but that part of me don't. So far i only sent $800 but now he's asking me to pay for the plane tickets but he can't cash his check that he got from his client i find that hard to believe and that he will pay it back with interest. let me know

2009-06-21, 20:38:12   (updated: 2009-06-21, 20:40:40)
Agent,86 from Salem, United States  
Anonymous from the US

You are being scammed and have lost $ 800.00 to a person,
You do not know.
Never in, Your life send money to anyone, You do not know.
The money is gone and there is no way to even get the scammer Busted.
Do not ever believe anyone that Say's they are in or from Nigeria,
Senegal, Dakar, Ghana, Gold Coast, Ivory Coast, Refugee Camp,
Anywhere in West Africa at all. There are hundreds of scammers working
out of there right now.
There are no White or Black, Men or Woman from there on line that are
not scammers. No exceptions at all.
Never post, Your e mail address on this site.
Never tell a scammer anything about this site.
Scammers watch this site all the time.
If anyone tries to tell, You that there are exceptions to what, I said
then they are a scammer or they are being deceived by scammers themselves.
You need to stop all contact with this thief now.
You will only get hurt worse and end up broke.
Scammers use manipulation of, Your feelings to get, Your money.
You need to take the time now to learn about scams and scammers.
Get off the Internet until, You learn enough to protect, Yourself.
Even when, You end it with this scammer, You are only at the beginning
of what will happen.
Scammers never stop they will keep coming after, You especially since
You already paid money.
They will tell any story any lie to get Your money.
They do not care if, You live or die. They laugh at, Your suffering.
Only, You can stop this now no one else can do it for you.
Scammers use Fake names, Stolen photo's, Fake ID's, They have many
phone numbers, many e mail addresses.
The very same scammer will come after, You again using a different
made up sad story using more stolen photo's, another fake name.
I can do nothing but tell, You that without any doubt at all, Your
being scammed.
I am sorry this has gone this far already.
You must cut all communication of any kind with the scammer.
If, You do not do that right away, You leave, Yourself wide open
to be used some more.
The scammer is gathering all the information they can to scam others
using Your information.
It does not matter what story, You have been told scammers, Use Religion,
Children, anything at all to make, You believe them.
Start reading about other scams posted here. You will see for Yourself
You are not the first to be told the story, You were told.
There is no point looking for a exact match in name or e mail
address as scammers change their information constantly to avoid getting

I have tried to Help, You the rest is up to, You.
Please come back and post everything, You have Pictures, Name,
Address, e mail address, everything even how you were contacted.
This will help others avoid being scammed.
Again, I am sorry that, You fell victim to a liar and a thief.
By the way if, You are ever sent a check or money order it is fake
and, You get to face the legal action for passing a fake document.
This is very common scam.

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

2009-06-21, 23:35:19
This guy name is 'Allen Jones' he has told me the story of being stranded in Lagos Nigeria because he had a car accident and no money. He's asking me to send him money via moneygram to the name of 'Michael Harrison' the hotel manager because he can't pay for that and his long list of medication.

2009-06-22, 03:18:25
Agent,86 from Salem, United States  
The Above Posting ?

Wow Cagekopia shows up then someone in a scam with the last name
of Jones appears ? Hmmmmm Let me think about that. LOL
Why does one get the feeling Wayne Smith, Mark Jones, Cagekopia
all seem to be very connected ?
When one goes away another one of the three just by coincidence just happens
to appear immediately. But hey what do, I know. LOL
Someone want to volunteer to help the above impostor ?
O excuse me the above Poster. LOL
Good luck chasing that rabbit around the old tree. LOL
Smilin Jack ain't wastin my time no more. LOL

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

Sorry Old Fart, I'm not posting a picture here to have,
You tamper with it. LOL
2009-06-22, 20:54:04 from United States  
Dear Agent 86.
Hope all is well. Did not receive your response. Please do send again. Am looking froward to it. Don't get on this site as frequent as I would like. Will send you any pertinent info to help this cause. Also would like to inform you of a 'supposed' good sumaritan claiming to help those who have been victim to these romance scams.
2009-06-23, 22:15:22   (updated: 2009-06-23, 22:22:49)
Dear Agent 86,

Would it be possible to put me in touch with the anonymous poster from the U.S. on 06/04/2009, who wrote all about Alister Christos and attached this same picture? There is a lot of 'note comparing' I would like to do, if it is at all possible for me to communicate with the lady who posted her story.

Perhaps you could contact her and give her my her the option of contacting me if she would like to.

2009-06-23, 23:12:04   (updated: 2009-06-23, 23:13:04)
Agent,86 from Salem, United States  
Anonymous ?

You did not identify your posting as to who, You are ?
As to why, You would think, I had any connection to the woman
from 2009 - 06 - 04 Is beyond me ?
I have sent two messages to the pmagiclife address and got no
response not even a notice saying it failed ?
So to make everything work out sooner than much later write me.
Be careful spelling that exactly as it looks.
I will wait now and see what comes my way.

Kind Regards Agent 86 Maxwell Smart \\'^o^'//
2009-06-24, 03:14:53
anonymous from United States  
Watch this girl she is slick, She goes by Kelly Jones and her email is and i hate to say it but she got my money and then laughed
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2009-06-24, 03:27:39
anonymous from United States  
This girl has to be stopped some how she has been in sites for a few years scamming, Her name is belinda torres and email is
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2009-06-24, 03:32:02
anonymous from United States  
Belinda Torres again big time scammer
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