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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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2009-07-13, 12:41:51
Hallo you now this i-mail adress? her name is bam smith For chat and her adress is on msncan you find out is she also a fake ( Nigeria conection)
and i will but a pic from her.

her adress is:

adr: 20 lagere
roadcity: ile ife
State: OSUN
Postcode: 234036

2009-07-14, 15:32:51   (updated: 2009-07-14, 15:36:23)
This person went by Joel David Collins of Lansing, Michigan before and also Kelvin Collins. He goes by the name Richard Martin Jones, Jr. now. And he is still visiting his sick mother in Nigeria who fractured her pelvis in an auto accident. His myspace url is richardsmiles001 and yahoo messenger id is richardmartinlivesonline.

2009-07-15, 01:14:54
got a letter from hot girl through popular net meeting place saying she liked what i wrote in my pro. was leery cause i didnt write much. so asked simple question. is cindy ur first name or roes? got like a chain letter back that told me whole life story but never answered ques. wanted to mail boxes to my house from the uk. total scamCINDE_MAXWELL@yahoo BEWARE
2009-07-15, 06:05:29
anonymous from Germany

2009-07-15, 16:16:00
Hello everyone....well my charmer's name is Shawn Bugit.I met him sometime at the very end of April 2009...and we've been chatting and going on ever since.I met him off of a site called Metrodate.For some insane dam reason he picked me ,I had only been on the site for one day before he made contact.He told me all about his 12 yr old son, he tld me he was a widow and his wife had died in child birth.And it hd been like 5 yrs. since he's been with a female.Of course I was intrigued.Because of his photo.This man is a Greek god! Anyway, that is what drew me to him.I kept asking him over and over why did he picked me? I mean, I am an attractive female.But come on now.We all each know wen we are suppose to cross that line and when we are not.Well, folks I did.I fell.I fell hard.Soon after a few emails, after he gained my trust.He claimed he was a construction engineer that made lots of cash.To care for his son.Anyway, sometime later after he convinced me that he was legit.So , I purchased a phone card to call him.He said his mobile was unable to make country to country calls.So, like a fool.I began calling him.Ladies...he sounded just as good as he looked.So communication started over the phone from there.SOMEHOW...he had made way to began calling me,he claims it was through the interent.I didn't question it.Over the next month or so, he was writing me poetry, telling me he loved me, he missed me, wanted to be with me, and I have 3 kids, oh my goodness, he just made a huge fuss over them everyday.Wht it comes down to is I fell for him, lingered on every word.He had me, and he knew it.Then one day when he was about to leave his job he'd been hired to do in ,Guess Where? LAGOS,NIGERIA!!!!!!Oh yes, he got me, and he got me good.When he began to make plans to leave, all of a sudden, his son got sick had to be rushed to the hospital.Turns out the son that I was suppose to have spoken to over the phone....which I never did,came down with a coma.Shawn had no money because he had used it all to fund his construction project.Which he says the governor was suppose to refund him back, turns out, when the boy got sick, next thing I knew, the governor had took some trip some place and had gotten shot in the head.So with Shawn's son in a coma, Shawn had no money, and no way of coming home.Get where I'am going with this?To make a long story short, he started asking me for cash.I KNEW better than to send a stranger my money, hey, I am a single paret with 3 kids, but there was something about the way he talked to me over the phone.He was so dam sincere.And I was in LOVE with him.Or so I thought.Anyway, I began sending him small amouts of cash.He began asking for money weekly, I was having a hard time keeping up.Then all of a sudden I stopped evrything , we were chatting one morning when I told him NO, for the first time.He got upset.Then got quiet....then he just had to go....ladies that was yesterday,Today, I found out all I needed to know about my litte PRINCE CHARMING.And now my games are going to began.I don't like to be lied to.He does not even have a clue about what I know about him at this point.AND I GOT HIM TO CHANGE HIS YAHOO PASSWORD SO THAT I COULD HAVE ACCESS TO HIS EMAIL ADDRESS.Hmmmm....I figure two can play this game.Guess hethought he could actually trust me, huh? I will keep you posted.I will leave his photo, so please ladies, beware...this guy, is NOT who you think he will say he is.
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2009-07-16, 03:39:54
This person took contact with me week ago via DATEINASIA site. I've been chatting to him for a week now. His story is that he was borned orhan was adopted by a Canadian woman and grew up there. He now 'lives' in Kent, Gillingham UK. Married a british woman but she is dead. Has a heart condition - initially brought on by the death of his wife.
and our contact hit so passionately and he is now calling himself my husband.
He is going by the name Robert Andrew, email is and has given me his telephone number +44 703 190 5759 which i called many times but fail and took contacts with our local telephone company for help and then my suspision arouse.This photo was linked to the name robandrewxx on website. tagged Looking For my Asian Sensational Love, and had the email address

I believed him. Against my better judgement I got caught up in his lies and honestly thought he was genuine until the news revailed that there are scammers out there many have been cheated both males and females the money issue. And I consider myself fairly cynical and worldlywise.

All of this just makes me feel sick to the stomach. I nearly fell for it all. Makes me glad I'm pretty tight with my money.

2009-07-16, 03:41:49
the remainders of the pictures he had sent me...
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He is still active its summer 2009
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