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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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2006-04-27, 15:42:59
anonymous from United States  
hey is any 1 there
2006-04-28, 12:47:22
anonymous from Canada  
OMG HOW STUPID ARE YOU?? PETER????????? this is a scam , SCAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2006-04-29, 21:39:29
anonymous from United States  
We just need to nuke Nigeria.
2006-04-30, 03:22:32
anonymous from India  
hi my id is from india as i m 20 m
if u love me that come on chat with mne
ok bye
2006-05-02, 18:48:15
anonymous from United States  
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2006-05-02, 18:51:21
anonymous from United States  
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2006-05-02, 18:56:54
anonymous from United States  
How are you? I just wanted to say hi and that I really like your profile. If you
like mine, then lets keep in touch. My e-mail is tochkaa AT

Hi Steve ! I am pleased to receive your reciprocal message. You have
not sent a picture yourselves, please make it. I shall wait a picture
you. Steve You e-mail means for me, that I too was interesting to you.
You Really Steve, see a picture of me nice? - OK, in the following
Messages I shall send you other pictures of me. Steve, at me is
present to you It is a lot of questions and I would like to ask them
in the messages, I hope you Will allow to me answers to them - OK? You
for me the nice person, And on this for me it is important to know
your opinion on some things. I think, that you read my structure and
could see there, that I haves serious intentions to get acquainted
with the good person for relations . I shall try to tell a little
about my character. I do not know as it to start, I think, that I very
romantic person. I like to communicate with people, it is pleasant to
me Good humour. I very much appreciate such qualities in people, as
fidelity and honesty. I believe in love, and I think it very valuable
thing which needs to be protected. I very much The jealous person. I
adore, when to me pay compliments and is ready to listen to them
indefinitely. For me it is necessary, that around of me there was a
cleanliness and the order, I frequently am engaged cleaning. Also to
me to like to prepare for a meal, various tasty things. It is pleasant
to me romantic relations between the man and The woman, but probably
all women dream to get acquainted with good The person to have with
him beautiful romantic relations. But frequently such things come to
an end Very quickly. I have no intention to spend myself on such
acquaintances. While I have not met In the life of such person to
which I would decide to give myself and the life. But me it would be
desirable to find such person. I think, that for the woman the main
thing to have in a life not Career or other success, and strong family
and the favourite person beside what to care of him. Tell please, you
dream to meet what woman in the life? Excuse Steve, that I ask you to
discuss such frank thing with The person whom you know couple of days.
But it is interesting to me to know It about you. I have shortly
written to you my outlooks on life if to you there will be it
interesting, That we can discuss these themes in more detail then. I
to send you other photo!!! I hope to you it is pleasant!!! I shall
wait for yours e-mail. Yours faithfully Tochka.

Hello thank you very much for your interest. I think will be great if we are
begin correspond and learn more about each other. I'm not often visit this site
and will be easy for me if we will use email post. My email adress is:

HI Steve! I am pleased to receive your reciprocal message. You have
not sent a picture of, please do it. I'll wait. Steve your mail means
for me, that I too was interesting in me. Do you really like me on
picture? well.. in the next letter i shall send you another my
picture. Steve i have questions and i would like to ask them in
letters, I hope to get your answers OK? It is important for me to know
your opinion on some things. I think you read my profile and could see
that I have serious intentions im looking for serious relations.... I
shall try to tell a little about my character. well.. I think im very
romantic woman. I like to communicate with people, it is pleasant to
me i like good humour. Also i very much estimate, honesty, loyalty,
understanding, patience. I believe in love, and I think it very
valuable thing which needs to be protected. I very jealous person. I
adore, to hear compliments and is ready to listen indefinitely. For me
it is necessary, that around of me there was a cleanliness, I often do
cleaning. I love a cosiness in the house and I enjoy in the silent
evening of a house. Also i like to cook, various tasty things.... well
also I am always ready to be the most most patient. i think i good
woman :) Probably all women dream to find good man and dream about
beautiful romantic relations. But often such things come to the end
very quickly. In relations should be not only romanticism but a
reality also. I have no intention to spend my time on such relations.
While I have not met such man in my life. But i hope to find such
person. I hope to make family. I think its main thing, not career or
other success. Happy good family and loveperson are main. Tell me
please what you want in the life? What woman? Excuse Steve, that i ask
you to discuss such frank thing with me whom you know couple of days.
But it is interesting to me to know it about you. I shall wait yours
e-mail. Yours Taya.
2006-05-02, 18:57:44
anonymous from United States  
2006-05-06, 13:41:27
anonymous from Egypt  
2006-05-07, 10:44:22
anonymous from United States  

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Interests I like to walk arround of beach Take walk arround the streest and also jogg I am intrested in some one getting tired of Barscene Some one careing and loving Cool and also that can pamper me.....
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2006-05-07, 10:49:07
anonymous from United States  

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2006-05-07, 10:49:33
anonymous from United States  

2006-05-07, 10:54:40
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2006-05-08, 01:49:04
anonymous from United States  
boy... Ohio Schools must realy be bad.
She needs to learn how to spell gooder.ha
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