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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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2008-03-18, 18:10:04
anonymous from Australia  
Another Nigeria love scam, I found out by typing in the number he gave me to call him on +2348073562386 in Google and had a hit.
This is my story - I was matched up with a guy via eHarmony – Nino from Sydney. After wooing me in 2 weeks he asked for $45 000. I said no. Left in tact with my money but robbed emotionally. I’m posting this as this should help potential victims.
Name on eHarmony - Nino from Sydney
Email address and yahoo messenger name used -
Contact number used - +2348073562386
Said New Yorker living the last year in Sydney.
Working on project installing radios in GSM stations in Nigeria
Move fast with in 2 weeks to build up your trust and focus on love and family
Included is the photo but obviously not the guy on the other side
Thanks and please take care, they are out there!!

2008-03-18, 18:24:32
anonymous from United States  
Do any of you recognize her???

2008-03-18, 18:43:08
[hidden] from Denver, United States  
to whom it may concern,i,ve chatting with this beautiful young lady,i met her on was from las angelas.. then she gave me here yahoo number.we started chatting .anyways she started wanting money for here birthday,,then a computer.its always about.she right says she is in love with make along story short .after reading alot of these storys .I think she is envolved in the some type of orgination.She goes by munifa_moha here name is WASILA MUMIN..Shas sent me alot of pictures ,even here voteing card,idont no how true this realy is. the computer is new to me.if his girl is lieng i want her exposed.idont no if i,m downloading the pictures corectly.I DONT NO HOW TO DOWNLOAD THE PICTURES. AFTER ALL IS SAID AND DONE THIS LADY IS IN GHANA,,,ACCRA,

2008-03-18, 20:57:31
anonymous from United States  
2008-03-19, 20:04:19
anonymous from United States  
Another Laura Daniels sighting!!

I think she is differnt (at least her picture is). I found her, or she found me on She is called 'Mary501' on this site and supposedly home based in Cincy. She is supposedly a fashion designer working in West Africa. I became suspicious because in the 1st e-mail she asked me to go to yahoo messenger and to contact her at lauradaniels002. We discussed only about soulmates (of all things on, common, let's get real!! Anyway, I played along. We never discussed monies.... only what our definition of a soulmate is. Immediately after logging off with the promise of future e-mails, I decided to do a search on her. And low and behold! Look what I found on this site! Thank you to all of you who have taken the time to share their more unfortunate experiences with me.... Take care.

2008-03-19, 21:16:36
anonymous from United States  
this is another picture i=of Dwayne Carter Hills. Met on Match .com allthe same crap about how much he loves me and wants to spend his life with me but needs money for customs. Cant get blood froma stone but he was pretty persistant and now no word. told him to google himself and he could find himself ondating scams denied it but I told him to give it up. Finally did

2008-03-20, 15:01:57
He goes by the name of Mr.Jack Johnson ( Supposedly works as an Engineer for Texaco in Ohio but currently on a rig off the UK with a 20 year old daughter studying at University of Lagos, Nigeria. He is worried about her as the campus where she is staying does not feed them well. He needs $500 to be sent to her for food and to pay for her exams. Being on sea he is unable to do anything. Will pay back with interest when he comes to visit LOL. The Dean on the University is supposedly John Olam, tel no. +2348028899045. His daughter Kate (definately no american accent) tel no: +2348028899045. He contacted me through my space via email. His my space nic is Jack Johnson. He has a second profile on my space Jack. For an American and an Engineer his english sux. This is one of the pictures he is using. The others he sent me are too small to actually see the face.

2008-03-20, 15:04:27
Correction on Jack Johnsons email address:
2008-03-20, 19:42:30
Nancy Said She was a women but who knows? This women or man calls themself Nancy Thomas, Her/ he yahoo messenger Id name is nancy_thomas2007. She/He scammed me and they said they wanted too come live with me. Well she/He needed money, Who ever it was was always asking me for money and wanting me to send money to them for food, and she also had a grandma or AKA 'Granny'. Well she said her dad passed away, and his old bussiness partner was going to give her 4500 dollars to come live with me but for some odd reason he had to send it to me. Well I took it not the best thing to do, but the check looked real I guess that a scamm artist for ya! Well I did'nt have to pay all of that I only had to pay 600 Dollars still alot of money for a whole lot of nothing! I also Have written proof of some of the conversations that we had so keep a look out for her and i have a picture of her also but like I said before you never know it might be a guy!!!


2008-03-20, 23:28:43
anonymous from United States  
Id name is nancy_thomas2007.

And I bet I have more pictures of her than anybody. She is a model from a Hawiian model site as some of us know and I hope you are threw with HIM.
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2008-03-21, 12:44:28   (updated: 2008-03-21, 12:48:34)
anonymous from United States  

Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 15:12:51 -0700
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and found out that why you have not received your payment so you are to contact the ATM payment centre
direct phone number:+2347035058701

Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 13:00:47 +0100
From: '' <> Add Mobile Alert

Address: 5 Eccleston Street
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9:00am to 6:pm all days.

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pays $1500 a month plus benefits and takes
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#Your full name:

#Your age,#Occupation:
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2008-03-21, 13:04:55
anonymous from Lake Alfred, United States  

>>>'PASTOR' SENYO<<<?????? NIGERIA<<<<<<<&l, SCAMS<<<<>>>SCAMS<<<<

Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2008 14:41:38 -0800
From: Add Mobile Alert
Subject: Call Me (+233 - 246344722)

Houses of Hope
Plot 56 Kofi Attah Avenue Takoradi
Ghana Accra, Ghana.
Tel: +233 - 246344722,

Dear friend

With apologies for interference in your privacy I am
Pastor Senyo Cudjoe one of the Board of Directors of the above
mentioned foundation and also the director Houses of Hope branch in
Ghana. I am
writing you in regard to a good friend of mine and founder of the
Houses of
Hope, who was a foreigner and the managing director of an investment
firm here
in Ghana Unfortunately my friend died in 2000, He established these
to help less privileged
minority people in our society which it was doing before the
unfortunate death
of its founder.

I am to conduct a standard process Investigation/Recommendation on
behalf of The Trust Bank Ghana. This involves the late founder of our
foundation who shares the same surname with you and also the
surrounding his private funds deposited with The
Trust Bank Ghana, the bank contacted me a month ago as the director of
foundation and a trustee to recommend a next of kin to the funds since
he (Our
Late founder) died intestate and nominated no successor in title over
the fund
deposit made with the bank amounting to US$10 Million(Ten Million

The essence of this communication with you is to request that you
provide me with information/comments on any or all of the four issues
regards nominating you to inherit the fund left behind since you are a
foreigner with the same surname hence eligible to
stand for claim of the funds. I have therefore contacted you to be
nominated as next of kin (inheritor) to Our Late founder after all
and investigation even with the relevant embassy has
yielded results showing that there is no known or living next of kin.
You are
required therefore to answer this questions to enable me make my
to The Trust Bank Ghana.

Can you confirm your willingness to accept this inheritance if you are
legally and legitimately nominated through my recommendation to the
bank and approved to stand as inheritor to this funds. Would you
agree to
donate 60% of this inheritance to our charity organization if you are
officially recommended to the bank in my powers to stand as the

It is pertinent that you inform me ASAP whether or not
you are familiar with this personality or and your interest towards
the issues mentioned. You must appreciate that I am constrained
from providing you with more detailed information at this point.

Please respond to this mail as soon as possible to afford me the
opportunity to provide you with more information on matter and upon
consent proceed with the recommendation of your person to the bank as
inheritor of the funds.

Thank you for accommodating this inquiry.

Remain Blessed.

Pastor Senyo Cudjoe
Tel: +233 - 246344722,

2008-03-22, 11:08:05
anonymous from United States  

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snoopymalty: hld min pld now
snoopymalty: ok i here
maridiar_tinny: OK JAMES
snoopymalty: what going on \
maridiar_tinny: SO HOW ARE YOU DOING
snoopymalty: you are samihu right now tell me truth righ now
maridiar_tinny: NO
maridiar_tinny: WHY
snoopymalty: samihu not in jail i already call police dept
snoopymalty: dont lie me damn it
maridiar_tinny: NO YOU LIE SAMIHU IS IN JAIL
snoopymalty: no way
maridiar_tinny: WHAT NUMBER DID YOU CALL
snoopymalty: many diff. police i forget which one
snoopymalty: i am soooo mad
maridiar_tinny: THEN YOU MAKE WRONG CALL
snoopymalty: oh pls
snoopymalty: i did call police samihu not in jail and police search on samihu
snoopymalty: why samihu lie me sop now
snoopymalty: you samihu right noww
maridiar_tinny: NO I AM NOT SAMIHU
snoopymalty: dony lie me
maridiar_tinny: NOBODY IS LIE YOU JAMES
snoopymalty: oh pls
snoopymalty: i think bullshit samihu not in jail
snoopymalty: dont fool me
snoopymalty: it hurt me
snoopymalty: bullshit
snoopymalty: i talk police about samihu and 2700.00 they say no every where police dept.
snoopymalty: all police in accra ghana police dept. say no
snoopymalty: nothing
snoopymalty: come on
snoopymalty: stop lie me i soo piss offf
maridiar_tinny: who say that james look if you dont trust me then is alright ok
maridiar_tinny: nobody is lie you james
snoopymalty: no i belive police what they say
snoopymalty: you will big in troulbe
maridiar_tinny: then you ost james
snoopymalty: ost ???
maridiar_tinny: ok thank you
snoopymalty: tell me truth
maridiar_tinny: yes thats the truth james
snoopymalty: why i spend you $$$ and help you damn it it hurt me
maridiar_tinny: so are you ready to send the money so that we can make all the document and show you all that document james
snoopymalty: what
maridiar_tinny: are you ready to send the money ?
snoopymalty: no way\
maridiar_tinny: ok bye
snoopymalty: you pay back me
snoopymalty: why say bye
snoopymalty: i know that youare samihu
maridiar_tinny: yes bcos i am here bcos of you and your wife samihu but seee what you telling me now james
snoopymalty: i not belive it
maridiar_tinny: ok if you not belive anyone then bye for now
maridiar_tinny: is that good
snoopymalty: you give me what police delt.
snoopymalty: ok fine i going call police and catch you
maridiar_tinny: i say that are you ready to send the money james thats all i ask you james
maridiar_tinny: ok good bye
snoopymalty: no way
maridiar_tinny: go and call ok
snoopymalty: i not pay for it
maridiar_tinny: ok
snoopymalty: why lie me
snoopymalty: i know you are samihu
snoopymalty: i sooo mad
maridiar_tinny has signed out. (3/16/2008 8:16 PM)

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2008-03-22, 13:25:48
yes hello i have been chat withA GIRL FROM NIEGERIA HER NMAE IS DONNA BECK HER EMAIL IS BBDONNA12yahoo,is she real how do i find out can anyone help me
2008-03-22, 17:10:03
she good but not that good
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