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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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2012-07-08, 19:51:54
anonymous  
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Please find this man and let me know where he is he need to be locked up for scamming, and he need to be made repay me my money i have all the information that will be needed. He has been doing it for a while and he need to be stopped now. His name is Samuel Clarkson form Lagos Nigeria and he has theses 2 names he use also John Thomas and Michael Denton. Please let me know what is going on I need my funds returned to me.
2012-07-09, 00:03:54
anonymous  
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Please beware he use most of the same line
2012-07-09, 19:14:31   (updated: 2012-07-09, 19:39:51)
Tricia  
Please beaware of this man he goes by the name of samuel clarkson and Ayomide Timothy Craig he has a way of trying to be slick and he also use other photos and says he is a contractor from GA. and he will try and tell you all kind of romantic things to get you to fall for him and then later start using a sad reason to ask for money so dont fall for his mess if anybody know anything about him please get in touch with me at diva2064@gmail.com I need to find him and find out who he really is so if anyone have any information please let me know
Emails,phone numbers or adresses anything please let me know I really need to find him because he need to be found and put away.
h, he says he is from the Bronx but he is in Lagos, Nigeria with his daughter Skylare, he goes by Tim also and he use these Email godfearingcraig@yahoo.com and sweethrtony@yahoo.com and
samuelclarkson18@yahoo.com and michael denton m.denton33@yahoo.com
2012-07-09, 19:41:12
Tricia  
Please beaware of this man he goes by the name of samuel clarkson and Ayomide Timothy Craig he has a way of trying to be slick and he also use other photos and says he is a contractor from GA. and he will try and tell you all kind of romantic things to get you to fall for him and then later start using a sad reason to ask for money so dont fall for his mess if anybody know anything about him please get in touch with me at diva2064@gmail.com I need to find him and find out who he really is so if anyone have any information please let me know
Emails,phone numbers or adresses anything please let me know I really need to find him because he need to be found and put away.
h, he says he is from the Bronx but he is in Lagos, Nigeria with his daughter Skylare, he goes by Tim also and he use these Email godfearingcraig@yahoo.com and sweethrtony@yahoo.com and
samuelclarkson18@yahoo.com and michael denton m.denton33@yahoo.com
2012-07-09, 20:13:41
anonymous from United States  
Please beaware of this man he goes by the name of samuel clarkson and Ayomide Timothy Craig he has a way of trying to be slick and he also use other photos and says he is a contractor from GA. and he will try and tell you all kind of romantic things to get you to fall for him and then later start using a sad reason to ask for money so dont fall for his mess if anybody know anything about him please get in touch with me at diva2064@gmail.com I need to find him and find out who he really is so if anyone have any information please let me know
Emails,phone numbers or adresses anything please let me know I really need to find him because he need to be found and put away.
h, he says he is from the Bronx but he is in Lagos, Nigeria with his daughter Skylare, he goes by Tim also and he use these Email godfearingcraig@yahoo.com and sweethrtony@yahoo.com and
samuelclarkson18@yahoo.com and michael denton m.denton33@yahoo.com and JIM THOMAS
2012-07-10, 23:01:38   (updated: 2012-07-10, 23:12:43)
anonymous from Canada  
Here is another scammer that goes by the name Lola Jones, lives in London,Uk. Met her on Friendfinnder.com, and she uses the login (lolacares6290@yahoo.com) on yahoo messenger and also uses a MSN hotmail account (lolacares62@hotmail.com). Don't know who the model is used as the scamming image, so perhaps someone out there will be able to recongize her.

My only hope is the young lady whos picture he has been passing off as his online persona doesn't happen to come face to face with someone whom was scammed by him. As she could be seriously hurt for something she never had a part in.


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2012-07-12, 02:51:19
anonymous  
nick amada from nigeria
2012-07-13, 10:15:11
anonymous  
Does anyone know anything about this man.


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2012-07-14, 08:20:07
anonymous  
Watch out for scammer 'Brian Earley from Erie, PA, USA'. One of his (her?) places of initial contact is Match.com. He also claims to be working on a bridge in Lagos Nigeria and says he has no $ until the contract is completed. He claims to have an 8-year-old daughter named Sherry. He uses the same lines for each women he chats with; cut & paste stuff. He asks to see you on the webcam but claims to have no availability to use one on his end due to restrictions at the motel. He then asks for your commitment to pick him up at an airport near you when his job is completed in 2 - 3 weeks. Next he asks for money and when you say No and ask him more questions he acts deeply hurt. The whole scenario is an exact replica of what all of you are reporting.

His fake profile photo is attached.

Here is an example:

e.brain131@yahoo.com June 2012

Sup Pretty !!A beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you.A women's greatest asset is her beauty.When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.You`re more than beautiful,Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it,I cant wait to know more about you ,you can send me a message to my email address at e.brain131@yahoo.com you can also add me with my IM (e.brain131)have a nice and lovely day .... Hope to hear from u soon pretty...

Kisses and Hug for your Beauty ..
Brian


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2012-07-14, 08:33:54
anonymous  
Here is the fake picture of the dating scammer Brian Earley with his fictional daughter Sherry. The Yahoo email address and Messenger ID he uses is:

e.brain131@yahoo.com

He claims to be from Berlin and to have gone through a painful divorce 4 years ago when his wife cheated on him with a close male friend. He claims to be looking for a Mom for his daughter, who he says is 'his world'. He claims to work from home. He claims to be looking for a house to buy but is waiting for the perfect woman to help him decide on the house.

And that Beauty, that perfect Mom, that Kind and So Sweet woman is YOU.

Some of his typical responses are:

Hmmm....
Oh yeah
Hi babe
I understand that with you
Are you trusting?
I don't want anyone to steal you away from me
God sent you to me
(And he will be whatever religion you are...)
Please pick me at airport or I will be so lonely
I am so shy at first but for you, I will cover you from head to toe in kisses
I will kiss you when you are cooking in the kitchen
I hope you won't get tired of me
Your Beauty, blah blah blah
Pls get on cam so I can see you, it is so scare over here, I can't leave my motel except to go to work
Everything so expensive, pls help me Babe for my health
I love you, Ich liebe dich, you are the only person I have contacted or chatted with, you are in my thoughts constantly, please send me more pictures, sorry I can't send you any but the company Nokia phone does not allow me to take or send pictures


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2012-07-15, 00:43:56
anonymous from Nigeria  
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2012-07-27, 10:13:02
Stadryroofing1@yahoo.com from United States  
The girl with box story same story 10,000 of my money girl name rose Stanton out of motel in Abjua, Nigeria the securties company : lastpost securities ,, Chris pope ,, barrister Tyler stay away bad names bad people and Terry Bolton ,, anyone hear of a lady Angela beth Anderson ? Email me mike stadryroofing1@yahoo . Com
2012-08-01, 05:03:21
anonymous from United Kingdom  
Betwogether (or be2) is an excellent site, on which you can 'pick up' one of these daters daily. I do not believe how stupid they are, writing poems about love, not concentrating and reflecting your letters...offering marriage after the first day...Gosh, such a love industry!!!
I will stay in connection, planning to borrow some money from them, since 'I am really reach, but I need it right away to put down a deposit for a new house'
I started to enjoy it, at the same time it is a nasty thing to do from their site.
It would be worthy to write a book on it! With the right illustrations it could be something. Can anybody give me a hand with this?
By the way, my 'lovers' are Danny from Aberdeen,
Collins Jordan from the USA (presently works in Afghanistan as a solder, retire soon with the plan to buy a house in the UK where half of his family lives, he is a widow with 2 kids
and William Sean with his orphan Maria (his wife died because of cancer), works in Nigeria as a road contractor supervisor with a master degree.

If you go to be2, and somebody gives you an e-mail address from yahoo, asking you to go to yahoo messanger, you can be almost sure, the playtime starts. Such a shame!
I would not like to post the pictures here, since they are fake, and they might be totally innocent people who do not even know what is going on with their images.
2012-08-01, 18:22:53
anonymous from Fredericton, Canada  
watch out for email from allforlovebrandon@yaoo.com he is a scammer from nigeria
This image was also posted here:
Another dating / chat scam - USA/ Nigeria connection



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2012-08-03, 20:50:12
anonymous from Canada  
ok this is a picture of a man that these asshole nigerians are putting on the internet i hope someone will tell him
This image was also posted here:
Another dating / chat scam - USA/ Nigeria connection



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