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Last week I got contacted via my profile on a dating web site. The person had a temporary profile only with no picture posted and sent me a one-liner including her yahoo address and she asked me to add her on the yahoo messenger.

I was bored so I fulfilled her request.

Her profile had said she was from Illinois, USA. I live in California. Once we chat on Y! messenger, she says she just left Madrid/ Spain and is in West Africa now.

Supposedly she works for a diamond company which is owned by her step dad. She lives with her daughter since her husband (or kids father, I do not recall) left her after the kid was born. Here are her photos - I am not quite sure that they are really HER photos:


She also tells me that she is on bad terms with her step dad since he asked her for sex. (If that's her real photos, I might ask her for sex also.)
During the chat she was kind of evasive, did not answer my questions but instead asked me questions herself. After about 30 minutes she said she'd have to leave West Africa soon and wants to come to the Bay Area (which is why she had written me) and whether she could stay at my place for a week or two until she had gotten herself a place.

She wanted to see photos of my house (I mailed her two).

During the following week we briefly chatted maybe 3 times. No deep conversation, this woman does not spell well, and obviously does half a dozen chats parallel.

I asked her to visit a web site that I host so that I could trap her IP number. It was 196.3.62.4

I used two different tools (web sites) to identify the location she was coming from. Most web sites reported this IP as in London, UK. One web site located it as CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI.

Note:
If you ever want to do this kind of check, grab the IP number from email headers and use a web site like www.ip2location.com on it. You need to make your email program or web client display all headers, to see the 'Originating IP'. Yahoo's email client offers this. I do not know about AOL or hotmail.


She claims to be on AOL (which I found strange, does AOL offer service in West Africa?)

Yesterday she started talking how her step-dad does not send the money he is supposed to send. A kind of allowance instead of a paycheck. Don't ask me for an explanation of this concept.

I did not like to hear her talk about bills that she cannot pay. I'm kind of allergic to this talk when I know a person from 60 minutes of chatting only :-)

Anyway, today she asked me directly to Western Union her the money, $750. As I am posting this, I am still chatting with her. A copy of today's chat is below.

(myself): hello?
Joy Johnson: i was unable to get u the number cos the phone network was bad
Joy Johnson: i was thinking of geting my self a foone
(myself): is it worth it when you're leaving soon?
Joy Johnson: No...thats the problem
(myself): can you do me a favor? Click on this?
 http://www.ptiemann.com/
(myself): and then, what's the prob - you cannot leave?
Joy Johnson: i dont understand this whole thing
(myself): what thing?
Joy Johnson: what u talking about]
Joy Johnson: the webpage
(myself): oh
Joy Johnson: or what?
(myself): i didn't meant that you actually read it 
(myself): i just wanted to see if it loads properly now

(myself): sorry
Joy Johnson: ok
(myself): are you home?
(myself): i mean.. in the hotel
Joy Johnson: hotel
Joy Johnson: yeah.i just wsanted to know if u will be sending me some cash
(myself): how?
Joy Johnson: western union ....u know any western union around u
(myself): and which w.u. are you at?
(myself): do i need a city/ office number?
Joy Johnson: No u dont i will give u the whole infou need
Joy Johnson: you can send the money in the hotels managers name
(myself): well, what's the hotel's name then? and/or the manager's name
(myself): sorry for the huge font
Joy Johnson: Receivers Name:Mercy Gray
Address:12 hotel road.
City/state:lagos
Country:Nigeria
Zipcode/city code:23401
Amount:$750
Western union security question and answer:
Qfavourite colour
Aink
Joy Johnson: Receivers Name:Mercy Gray
Address:12 hotel road.
City/state:lagos
Country:Nigeria
Zipcode/city code:23401
Amount:$750
Western union security question and answer:

Qfavourite colour
A: Pink
Joy Johnson: thats the ifo
(myself): ok
Joy Johnson: info
Joy Johnson: do u know western union agent location
(myself): here in my area?
(myself): not from the top of my head
Joy Johnson: yes.do u
(myself): i need to look
Joy Johnson: u can give me your address i will find one for u
(myself): don't worry
(myself): i can find it
Joy Johnson: how will u do that
(myself): google
(myself): so how do i know you are really joy johnson
and not just someone making up things?
Joy Johnson: Babe can u just trust me and u see me once i get

to the bay area cos i will foward u my flight info
(myself): how much $ do you need anyway?
Joy Johnson: :$750
(myself): what is the company's name that you work for?
Joy Johnson: i told u yesterday united gemstones.........u dont 
need it to send it ok
Joy Johnson: babe trust me
(myself): oh right, i could not find anything on the web 
about 'united gemstones' either, but they are in Lagos, maybe that helps
Joy Johnson: dont worry just to western union agent location
Joy Johnson: ok
Joy Johnson: what cirt are u in the bay area
(myself): capitola
Joy Johnson: ok.hold
Joy Johnson: is this ur zip code 95010 
Joy Johnson: ???
BUZZ!!!
Joy Johnson: joyee201: is this ur zip code 95010 
joyee201: ???
Joy Johnson: are u there???
(myself): yes
(myself): 95010
Joy Johnson: ok
Joy Johnson: 1475 41ST AVENUE   
Joy Johnson: do u know this address
(myself): Sorry Joy, I just don't believe that you are in 
Lagos, Nigeria. I think you're in London, England
Joy Johnson: peter u r so funny
(myself): and yes, that Western Union on 41st Avenue is only 
a few minutes from me.. what's funny?
Joy Johnson: cos u said i am in england....maybe next year i should 
go to london
Joy Johnson: u mean u have that location close to u
Joy Johnson: ????
(myself): yes, that western union.. maybe a quarter 
mile from my house
(myself): i know it
Joy Johnson: babe i think it will be better u send the money
now because of the time difference
(myself): no way.. you need to give me some reason to believe 
you.. I mean.. I WANT to believe you.. but there's evidence that you
 are not in Nigeria, sorry
(myself): give me one reason that shows me you're  really over 
there and not in the UK or somewhere in the USA
Joy Johnson: the one reason is that am going to pick
 the money up myself
(myself): i need to know a bit more about you
Joy Johnson: u did already......dont be silly peter....dont tell
 me u dont know the first thing about me
Joy Johnson: 
(myself): not really that much.. you've got a daughter, work
 for united gemstones, stepfather is your boss (right?), doesn't 
send you money (allowance instead of paycheck - strange concept),
 you recently came from Barcelona/ Spain to Lagos/ Nigeria
(myself): did i forget anything?
Joy Johnson: No.....what else peter....cant u just trust me for
 .... i will never disappoint u
(myself): why do you stay in Lagos if you don't get paid anyway?
Joy Johnson: i dont stay here,am heree temporary cos my step dad wants
me there......its not want i want,i just have to
Joy Johnson: peter
Joy Johnson: If I ever saw an angel, it was in your eyes
(myself): hm, that's a nice one
(myself): did my eyes reflect and you saw yourself?
(myself): 
(myself): i've got an idea
(myself): is the 750 for the hotel?
Joy Johnson: eah
Joy Johnson: yeah
Joy Johnson: Jede Minute, die ich mit Ihnen aufwende, ist wie Sein im 
Himmel und das Schauen in den Augen eines Engels
Joy Johnson: u know thats the truth
(myself): i could make a credit card payment to that hotel to 
cover your bill
Joy Johnson: no....u cant...cos the whole of 750 is not for the hotel
Joy Johnson: ok....u just have to rush to western union....ok
Joy Johnson: do u have he info writen down
Joy Johnson: ??????
(myself): i cannot leave right now
(myself): i'm waiting for someone
(myself): it's 6:15pm
(myself): they're probably closed already anyway
Joy Johnson: no they close for 7pm....u can just rush ok....peter 
do this for me now
Joy Johnson: ok.....i can get everything cleared tomorrow morning
Joy Johnson: it will only take 7mins or less for western union to 
send the money
(myself): my friend is on the way right now
Joy Johnson: it dosent matter.since u r not going to take more than 
10mins in western union...he can just wait for u
Joy Johnson: PLEASE
Joy Johnson: RITE AID #5966
1475 41ST AVENUE   
CAPITOLA, CA 95010
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm 
Joy Johnson: u can just rush down and you wont take much time
Joy Johnson: PLEASE
(myself): I know the place, I go there twice a week.. 
(myself): why not a credit card payment?
Joy Johnson: it cant be sent
Joy Johnson: just go ok...for me peter
(myself): what is the $ for if not for the hotel?
Joy Johnson: for the hotel bill ,transportation cost.....
and medical checkup because of the weather here
Joy Johnson: ok.babe just try and go huh
(myself): nah, i don't feel as if i could quite trust 
you yet
Joy Johnson: matbe u will trust me and more about me,as
 soon as i get to the state
Joy Johnson: and peter if u say u dont trust me yet i understand
......but u just have to consider my situation and me myself i
 promise never to let u down
Joy Johnson: Promise
BUZZ!!!
Joy Johnson: are u there???
(myself): yes
(myself): phone
(myself): look
Joy Johnson: look what???
(myself): according to my info you're either in
 Cape Missouri or London
(myself): and you give me absolutely no reason why
 i should believe that you're in lagos

(myself): not even a hotel's name
(myself): or a phone #
Joy Johnson: ay hotels.....manager s # (+234)8053601940
Joy Johnson: +234 country phone  code
Joy Johnson: what about this
Joy Johnson: ???
BUZZ!!!
(myself): yeah?
Joy Johnson: didu get it
(myself): the number is busy
(myself): which room are you in?
Joy Johnson: busy...maybe its the network
Joy Johnson: executive room 1
Joy Johnson: ok
Joy Johnson: did u call d # again
(myself): that number is in Lagos?
Joy Johnson: yeah
(myself): area code is 805 ?
(myself): because i thought Lagos is area code 1
(myself): sweety, you need to improve
Joy Johnson: for landlines i think
Joy Johnson: 01 is for the land lines....the number i 
gave u is a mobile # peter
Joy Johnson: thats why u need the +234 b4 dailing 8053601940
Joy Johnson: ok
BUZZ!!!
Joy Johnson: peter can u tell me whats on your mind
Joy Johnson: cos........its like u dont even want
 to take me for my words
BUZZ!!!
Joy Johnson: Why?
BUZZ!!!
(myself): sorry
Joy Johnson: u not answering me
(myself): my friend was at the door
(myself): joy i need to go now
(myself): i cannot call that number again, my friend and i are going out
Joy Johnson: ok
(myself): i'll try in a few hours when i'm back
Joy Johnson: ok
(myself): see, i need to verify that what you tell me
 is true.. ideally also that you are really that hot chick in 
those photos, but that's probably impossible to prove
Joy Johnson: lol......why not
(myself): hm, can you mail another photo of yourself?
Joy Johnson: believe me or noy ,its joy in the pic
(myself): well, are YOU Joy then?
Joy Johnson: i will............will u send on ur way back
(myself): bye-bye
Joy Johnson: bye-bye

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2010-05-19, 14:38:25   (updated: 2010-05-19, 14:40:10)
anonymous  
GOOD GOD!!! HOW MANY PICS DOES THIS PERSON HAVE TO USE? tHIS IS 1 OF 10 THAT SHE SENT ME! VIOLET MUST BE REALLY POPULAR!!! LOL LOL
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2010-05-19, 14:48:19
anonymous  
This Person Is UNBIELVEABLE!!! They Better Remember 'What Around, Comes Around'. This is Another One Of Violet!!! MISS POPULAR!!! LOL LOL
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2010-05-19, 14:51:12
anonymous  
And WOMEN WONDER why MEN DON'T WANT TO TRUST THEM??? LOL LOL GO FIGURE!!!! VIOLET IS A PRO!!! OH AND THERE'S MORE PICS TO COME!!!!!!!!!!LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL
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2010-05-19, 15:43:54
anonymous  
MY GOD!!! THIS WOMAN IS EVERYWHERE!!!!!! HERE'S ANOTHER PIC OF (VIOLET) AS SHE CALLING HERSELF THESE DAYS!!!!!!
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2010-05-19, 15:46:18
anonymous  
WELL....HERE'S ANOTHER ONE OF 'VIOLET' THE POPULAR ONE!!!!!!!!!!! LOL LOL
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2010-05-19, 15:49:52
anonymous  
2010-05-19, 16:01:17   (updated: 2010-05-19, 16:03:26)
anonymous  
WELL...WHAT DOES EVERYONE THINK SO FAR??? MAYBE THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THIS ONE HAS BEEN REPORTED!!!!!! LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL
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2010-05-19, 16:05:38
anonymous  
ALMOST DONE!!!!!!!!!! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
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2010-05-19, 16:07:57
anonymous  
CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT THIS IS BEING DONE????????????? HAAAAA HAAAAA
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2010-05-19, 16:10:06
anonymous  
AND EVERYBODY CHEER!!!!!!!!! BECAUSE THIS IS THE LAST ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HOPE SHE BURNS IN HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
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2010-05-20, 03:07:41
anonymous from Canada  
You would think if someone is planning on scamming someone they would at least change up their e-mails from one to the next (I guess he must copy and paste) That Nigeria Artwork thing just doesn't work! Would you really want someone who planned that poorly for an overseas trip in your life!!!!Not sure where Michael Johnson (alwaysmickie@yahoo.ca) gets his material but it's only believable in fairytales and though it is flattering it's a stretch when he keeps saying 'I hope I am not being to forward' He worries about being forward and then asks for cash ...come on. I would have included his e-mails but they read almost word for word the same as the one that's here so I shan't bore you. Watch out ladies on Flirtbox.
2010-05-24, 23:49:04
anonymous from Brisbane, Australia  
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Hi
I found your website very informative and interesting.
I have been speaking to a man that I was itroduced to on Fusion 101 a christian dating site. At first I was a little suspicious and he sends the most beautiful emails and at first he told me that he was from Adelaide Australia yet in the US with his work. He was coming back the next week and yet surprisingly he had to go to Nigeria for his last project before retiring. He has not asked for any money as yet although I am waiting.....We have spoken on yahoo messenger several times. He claims he is returning back to Australia in a weeks time. my friends say the emailer is a scam. I think that also. In my heart of hearts I want to believe that he is real yet that still small voice tells me otherwise.
His name is David Powell1414@yahoo,com and this is his picture.
Has anyone come across him? I would appreciate your comments
Thank you


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2010-05-25, 14:48:39
genediver67@yahoo.com from United States  
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hey guys the same stuff just happened to me the girl(supposedly D cruse in a missionary and had a boy fall out today and needs a kidney transplant you and i know you cant get a kidney in 48 hrs in nigeria and they were stupid enough to tell me nigeria so i am messing with them am going to send a made up mtcn# and watch them go all over looking for it she only wanted 3500 she found me on yahoo this the second time this has happend the first was a girl in russia named irina so i want everyone to know dont mess with dcruse at yahoo.com also she put in her profile that she was in sc then told me africa so someone needs to stop this crap people that play on peoples emotions are worst than sex offenders and the us gov should help stop this
2010-05-25, 18:04:07
anonymous from United States  
Jeffery Mcneil is still out there trying to scam women! Today is 5-25-2010. He attempted to scam me with the same story of son in africa lost wallet deal. I am not stupid, ladies dont send anyone anything wise up!!
2010-05-26, 15:57:44
anonymous from United States  
I wanted to let everyone know about a scammer that my husband of 11 years has completely fallen for. She says her name is Niki Myka Austin.

She said she works at an orphanage and lives in Nigeria. She has convinced my husband that she is in love with him and wants to come to America but needs money.
She sent him a fake check and he cashed it and sent her the money. Now he has to pay our bank the money $2,900, because the check was bad.

He still thinks she will come to America and they will be together. I know he loves me but he is infatuated with this Niki Austin. I love my husband and want him to stop this with 'Miss Austin'.



If you are reading this Miss Austin, you should know that if you come here I will contact every law enforcement agency to make make sure that you go to jail.

If someone knows of this scammer or can talk some sense into my husband, please contact him at this email address tml1951@yahoo.com. I can also be contacted at vil1958@yahoo.com
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