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Another dating / chat scam - USA/ Nigeria connection


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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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2009-11-22, 20:13:06
OJAS from United States  
2009-11-24, 11:31:59
anonymous from Canada  

I'm writing to the same girl that your writing.Tade Awosanya.Below is the agent that she told me.I'm really curious about her so I tried to check the phone number that the agency.And they said that they can provide visa for her.But how is that going to happen if I don't file the petition for from my country.For me is a way to scam people.I already send monet to her and keep on asking for more.Now I don't intend to send money to her anymore.

Hello Sir,
We are a travel agent with repute .We help our client(s) in the procurement of traveling documents such as passport. visa and all other needed travel documents ...We help our clients book flights...We also make hotel reservations on behalf of our clients too.

We have five offices..two in in in Ijebu-ode,in which our new client MISS TADE AWOSANYA got in touch with us...We have links with all the embassies all around here...We have a good working relationship with KLM NIGERIA..

All of over clients all of the country -Nigeria can testify to the service that we provide..In all that we do we give all our clients our best so that they can come again...We ensure that our clients get the needed documents with ease..
Below are the cost the travel documents that she asked for ...

VISA $1100
As for our payment...we will want that paid before we commence work on the travel documents.If the funds are ready.. it will take 10-14 days before all of the needed travel documents can be obtained. For our website,it is under construction now...u can reach us via this medium..You can also call on this number +2347039516074

i hope i have provided you with the needed information that you need...for our office addresses

Lagos Head Office
53 Adebowale Street

Ijebu-Ode Office
13 Adebanjo Street,
Ijebu -Ode
Ogun State

Banji Oduwole
For Diamond Travels

2009-11-25, 10:33:43  
You could always do what I do, don't send money. Just keep 'em talking, they'll eventually get bored. I tell them I don't have any money, if they get overly agressive I break contact. Most dating sites won't remove the scammers, when you do report them. I will keep a scammer expecting money for as long as possible, but they've never gotten any, and never will. Guys don't let your penises control your wallet. Most scammers use yahoo, no offense to yahoo was meant, but it's true. I've had 32 scammers dangling on lines, in the last 6 months, they all used I'm lonely and easily bored, what can I say. LOL Though I did have one I almost fell for, she came up $50 short for a plane ticket, and she was really hot. Then just before I was ready to send her the cash, 'her mother had a heart attack', and she needed money for medicine($798). That's when I closed my wallet, and never looked back. She was from Nigeria, supposedly, but her emails came timemarked -0800. Nigerian time codes should be +0100.
2009-11-25, 13:44:10
anonymous from Israel  
hiy miss ass
2009-11-25, 13:48:42
eyal from Israel  
your ass is god win you are farts hhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhh
2009-11-25, 13:52:49
anonymous from Israel  
burger love you are lock like the manster girl
2009-11-25, 15:47:10   (updated: 2009-11-25, 15:48:28)
Agent 86 from Salem, United States  
2009-11-25, 10:33:43
Wolf***************** Page # 223

Please contact the site administrator Peter.

Ask Peter to remove Your e mail address as soon as possible.

Failure to do that will result in the scammers watching this site
will flock to Your inbox.

Tell Peter the name of this thread
[ Another dating / chat scam - USA/ Nigeria connection ]

Also give the date and time and page # [ 2009-11-25, 13:48:42 Page # 223 ]

Kind Regards Agent 86 Maxwell Smart \\'^o^'// <><
2009-11-25, 19:50:25
WW from Japan  
@2009-11-25, 17:46:08
anonymous from Australia

Have not you read the message of agent86?
Remove your e-mail address,I think so.

2009-11-25, 20:42:40
anonymous from Australia  
I was just wondering if there was a dating site to contact Russian ladies that can be trusted
2009-11-25, 21:02:35
ww from Japan  
@2009-11-25, 20:42:40
anonymous from Australia

I hope
1)First,please register your e-mail address on Delphi
2)You can contact the registered members via Delphi.

99% Dating websites involve Scammers.
So it is hard for you to find good Russians on line.
It is very risky for you to try to find Russians on line.
So I don't want to recommend an on line love for you.
Be careful !

It is the admin's address,

page 224
thread's name
your time stamp

You can contact the admin and can ask him to remove your e-mail address.
Scammers are watching you & are collecting your address.
2009-11-26, 00:30:52
anonymous from Australia  
Thank you WW,
I am really sick of this garbadge...i have registered with Delphi...
i have tried to delete my e-mail address..but must confess
it does not bother me anymore...i will keep looking for that special person
and i'm not going to the end of the day...these mutt's will get what they
2009-11-27, 03:02:13   (updated: 2009-11-27, 03:13:37)
@Agent 86
My address wasn't entered with that comment, I'm not even registered here. I just posted the comment, checked the hide my email box, clicked hide my location. I even left it marked 'anonymous'.
As I say this I've done the same thing placing this comment. When I clicked hide my location, my address appears like magic in the text box where anonymous used to be. Now tell me something's not screwed up here. Could just be paranoia talking, but did you ever wonder how scammers get so good at what they do? By not doing what a failed con-artist did, or learning from the mistakes of those who failed. This site could be used or even owned by scammers/con-artists to perfect their trade. Think about it, dude.
They didn't need this site to find my address, 30 minutes after I established my address with MSN I had 85 emails advertising beautiful Russian, Chinese, Filipino, and Indian girls who were just dying to be my bride. For a billionth of a second, I felt like the cat that just swallowed the canary, then I reigned in my libido, and started deleting. So it really doesn't matter, as long as there are guys out there who can't control their lust, or chivalrous nature, this will continue to happen. They should teach how to control the male libido in school. I as a man, and I think of myself as a good guy, willing to help anyone I'm able to, or at least point them in the direction of someone who can. Think if I come riding in on my white charger, and save/help this beautiful damsel, I might get lucky. Which has never happened, by the way. That is the weakness these scammers are playing off of, that's why they always portray themselves as, in my cases, gorgeous 26-34 year old women. The last one claimed to be 34, but her pictures looked to be about 23-24. What I was thinking, why didn't the 34 year old women, I knew, look like that when I was 34?
I just thought of this. You want to know where I found out about this website at? It appeared in my email box 20-40 minutes after I walked away from the '34 year old' lady with all my money, still in my pocket. So how did they find out about me?
Anyway thanks, Friend.
2009-11-28, 03:34:07
Agent 86 from Salem, United States  
2009-11-27, 03:02:13 (updated: 2009-11-27, 03:13:37)

Sorry to hear about the posting mishap.
Still please ask to have Your e mail address removed from here.

I am speaking from personal experience.
Scammers have many ways to obtain Your address.

But as far as this site is concerned when they run their address Harvesting
here the flood gates of Hell open.

I understand getting 20 or so like You talk about.
But what I am talking about is over 100 overnight piling in.
It has taken me a year of daily battling to get it down to a manageable
number again.

Its Your choice in the end.
I just wish I had never made that mistake.

Kind Regards Agent 86 Maxwell Smart \\'^o^'// <><
2009-11-30, 13:43:29
anonymous from United States  
this is a big scammer from nigeria serah smith other one's in this mark jones v fletcher she call them lawyers
This image was also posted here:
Another dating / chat scam - USA/ Nigeria connection
Another dating / chat scam - USA/ Nigeria connection

2009-11-30, 13:52:25
anonymous from United States  
hillary price aka hillary shineman corrolave (ghana ) on yahoo messenger

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