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:
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.
(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