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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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2007-05-05, 13:38:39
anonymous from United States  
This girl is in alot of the single dating sites listing in many places in indiana. She claims to of lost her parents as a child and now lives with her granny in Lagos nigeria. She goes by the name of sherry walters,Annie, and some other names. She has been asking for money to get back home to the us and promises to be my wife. I kept telling her that i had no momey and she kept asking how much i had now. I just told her i had just around 100 dollars and she said to send it. Oh by the way she will tell you that she has a traveling agent as a close family friend that is willing to help out with the cost. I was woundering if anybody else was receiving her letters. She is a verry sweet talker to. Here is one of her letters.
Hi My Love,
I just came back from the church..I prayed for you and our kids ..and i prayed to God to grant you a quick recovery from the injury you sustained ...How you doing hope you are doing fine now? am fine over just couldn't help thinking of you ..How is johnny and danielle hope they are doing great..Pls send my sincere greetings to them, can't wait to meet our lovely kids..How is your health now hope you are doing much better than days past ...I once mentioned granny's store , she runs a little store in which she sells cosmetics overhere..she only uses that to while away time...she said she is fed up of staying indors all day long....

Hunnie to be sincere am very greatful having someone like you come into my life..i once had that believe that all men are of the same kind, the story wasn't that when i met you iwish this love of our would grow strong with every passing second........Sweetie, I just wanted you to know that I am the luckiest woman in the world to be with you. I have never been so happy in my life then I am when I'm with you. You mean the whole world to me and I can't wait for the day when the world knows the love I have for you. I want nothing more then to be a great sister, wonderful wife and perfect mother to you jayson
My dearest love, today I sat and thought, with every breath I took, of only you. I remember when we first got together like it was yesterday. Two people in two different worlds, I was all alone, not knowing what life had in store for me. And then an opening of the door and there you stand, a man with a heart the size of the heavens above. One day lead to the next, and then days turned into weeks and weeks turned into month with our love, we made a family, still without meeting eachother in person

You are so far away and I'm not being able to hold you, kiss you, or even able to tell you I love you every day, as we go through the hardest thing we have ever had to go through in the three years we have been together. Yes, I miss you and can't wait till with meet eachother to be able to wrap my arms around you and hold you close to my heart. Days go by and nights get longer. It makes me stronger and stronger. I just want you to know that I will be here as long as it will take; one thing I want you to know is I love you and you will forever be in my heart..Love you always..

Your love

Sherry williams
Name-Soji Williams
Address-11 Aleroad
Text Question-From Who
Text Answer-My Love Jay

Honey make sure u go to the western union with the above Info ok..,I will want you to e-mail me back the Mtcn number on the western union receipt after when you have sent the funds ok..Its very Important honey,Coz Granny said I cant get the money without the Mtcn number # which is going to be on the western union receipt that u will be bringing home after when u have sent the funds ok..I love u so much and I ll be waiting for the Info ok..

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2007-05-05, 14:10:24
anonymous from United States  
anouther picture of sherry walters

2007-05-05, 14:11:17
anonymous from United States  
I found sherry on dating site.
2007-05-06, 07:15:33
anonymous from United States  
webdate dote com, so far everyone of the women i have met on this site, some how end up in nigeria, or were there. The one i got most interested in, started in Scotland, but had to go to nigeria to see her mom, because she's in the hospital from a car accident, Mariah got to nigeria, but She didn't have any money to pay for Her Hotel room, or food, so i sent her money to help her out. on the way back from the bank(to get the money from western union), she was mugged, She said she was in the hospital from being beaten so badly, they took her plane ticket, and money, so now she needed money to pay for her hospital bill, her moms hospital bill, and her plane ticket. Her mom passed away, and she needed money to pay for the funeral cost, so i sent her money for that. Mariah finally left nigeria, to the states, but she had to stop in Wales, because She became ill from the food in nigeria, She now had to pay for her hospital bill, and by the time she got better, and was ready to come to the states, Her plane ticket was no good, so she needed money for her plane ticket, i sent the money, but she said,' somebody stoled it.' so I had to send more, she got the money , and was headed for the states, about a 3 weeks later no mariah, I was pretty upset, finally i get an e-mail, She says shes in lagos nigeria, she says, her friend in nigeria, e-mailed her, and told her she was very ill, and wanted mariah to come to nigeria to be with her, so she went back. She told Me she needed more money for plane ticket to the states, the company she worked for would send me a check to take care of the money i sent her, i got the check, and put it in the bank, about a week later the bank called me, and said the check was fake. I sent her an e-mail, and told her it was over, no more scamming me, and havn't heard from her since, only from one of her scam partners saying she is now in the States, and she wanted to meet me, and i told them i report them to the FBI, and not to e-mail me any more. Enough is enough, this scamming is gotta stop they need more sites like this. the names of the people in this scam: Mariah(tasha, elizabeth) Williams, Peter Duggan, Eka Peters, and Helmers Paul, the countries involved United States, Wales, scotland, nigeria, and cuba. this shows how wide of an area some scams are. be aware of
2007-05-06, 15:08:46
[hidden] from Canada  
MySpace is a hotbed for this stuff. Never knew so many supposed Americans could have a Nigerian connection. Caught one today, in that lady #2 used identical answers to questions I received from lady #1. All from Nigeria--a former British colony--where English is the language of the land, yet letters are poorly composed and spelled. All have come to me, all under 30, all lovely and all want me, 56... Ya, right!
2007-05-06, 18:17:11 from United States  
Anyone seen this picture or had contact with this person.I was talking to her on MSN Messager.Said that she was from a rich family,government seized all of her fathers property,he won the case and comitted suicide.Now living on the streets as her mother went back to Nigeria.Now she is in Nigeria with her sick Mother,and so on.Same old story.I will continue to talk to her and keep all of you updated.

Thank God for this site

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2007-05-06, 18:18:15 from United States  
A second pic
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Dating scammer SANDRA JOE (modified photo)

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2007-05-06, 20:58:13   (updated: 2007-05-06, 21:10:43)
GOD these Nigerians are so predictable and boring.
This is a professional model from FocusHawaii by the name of 'Erika'. Here is the link to the web-site where the photos were stolen!!!! You will find her under 'Female Models - Fashion'


Same model already posted on this site as 'Sandra Mark'


What name and e-mail are they using now?????

Nicks: Sandra Mark, Jenny Rowlands, kellyone_love, kellyluv, nittana, nitta, Joyrose, sandralonely


IP address or

Asks to wire money to UK, in the name of Daniel Momoh, or may give this address
Idris Adeola Onadi
120 Victoria lane
Ikoyi Lagos Nigeria
2007-05-07, 01:13:45
anonymous from United Kingdom  
you are all sink
2007-05-07, 11:42:02
I had met two different people from myspace, one who had a location in Illinois and another who had a location in California. When they sent me an email they wanted to IM, they both started to talk with me. The next day they informed me that they wanted me to know that they were in Africa, One was named Jerry and the other was named Frank. Frank works as a contractor, Jerry works as an international artist. They both apparently got robbed at gunpoint a week later. Jerry had both his kids with him and begged me to send money as his kids were starving. Frank is a remodeling contractor and was also robbed and begged me to send him money so he could eat. Both of these guys acted like a Christian and were using Gods words to attempt to beg me to rescue them from their situation. Honestly, I don't know know if they really had those predicaments or they were just attempting to persuade me to send them money. When I told each of them that I cared about them but I could not send them anything, they both changed from being nice to mean to me. They were not resourceful into solving their own situation and claimed they couldn't get access to any of their money from the USA. Please be careful as they may not be honorable in their intentions and also who knows how many other people they had asked just like they did to me. Please be cautious. I believe that men need to be resourceful and take responsibility for their own actions. Relationships started over the internet without ever meeting the person first are especially dangerous. Who knows how many people someone is talking with and if they are attempting to get money from multiple people? Please be cautious.
2007-05-08, 16:02:11   (updated: 2007-05-08, 16:04:26)
anonymous from Egypt
2007-05-10, 15:11:11
i will akin to any one from my country and he is serious for good relationship.
2007-05-10, 19:24:34
anonymous from United States  
Got 3 more for ya to post, but I am going attempt to gain more info on these girls first...I wanted to know how to get the IP address...on my yahoo email...
2007-05-10, 20:28:52
How to find the IP address of the sender in Gmail, Yahoo! mail or Hotmail:

How to find the IP address of the sender in Gmail, Yahoo! mail or Hotmail

When you receive an email, you receive more than just the message. The email comes with headers that carry important information that can tell where the email was sent from and possibly who sent it. For that, you would need to find the IP address of the sender. The tutorial below can help you find the IP address of the sender. Note that this will not work if the sender uses anonymous proxy servers.

First of all, the IP address is generally found in the headers enclosed beween square brackets, for instance, []
Finding IP address in Gmail

1. Log into your Gmail account with your username and password.
2. Open the mail.
3. To display the email headers,
* Click on the inverted triangle beside Reply. Select Show Orginal.
4. You may copy the headers and use my IP address detection script to ease the process. Or if you want to manually find the IP address, proceed to 5.
5. Look for Received: from followed by the IP address between square brackets [ ].

Received: from [] by

6. If you find more than one Received: from patterns, select the last one.
7. Track the IP address of the sender

Finding IP address in Yahoo! Mail

1. Log into your Yahoo! mail with your username and password.
2. Click on Inbox or whichever folder you have stored your mail.
3. Open the mail.
4. If you do not see the headers above the mail message, your headers are not displayed. To display the headers,
* Click on Options on the top-right corner
* In the Mail Options page, click on General Preferences
* Scroll down to Messages where you have the Headers option
* Make sure that Show all headers on incoming messages is selected
* Click on the Save button
* Go back to the mails and open that mail
5. You should see similar headers like this:
Yahoo! headers : Arul John
6. You may copy the headers and use my IP address detection script to ease the process. Or if you want to manually find the IP address, proceed to 7.
7. Look for Received: from followed by the IP address between square brackets [ ]. Here, it is
That is be the IP address of the sender.
If there are many instances of Received: from with the IP address, select the IP address in the last pattern. If there are no instances of Received: from with the IP address, select the first IP address in X-Originating-IP.
8. Track the IP address of the sender

Finding IP address in Hotmail

1. Log into your Hotmail account with your username and password.
2. Click on the Mail tab on the top.
3. Open the mail.
4. If you do not see the headers above the mail message, your headers are not displayed. To display the headers,
* Click on Options on the top-right corner
* In the Mail Options page, click on Mail Display Settings
* In Message Headers, make sure Advanced option is checked
* Click on Ok button
* Go back to the mails and open that mail
5. You should see the email headers now.
6. You may copy the headers and use my IP address detection script to ease the process. Or if you want to manually find the IP address, proceed to 7.
7. If you find a header with X-Originating-IP: followed by an IP address, that is the sender's IP address
Hotmail headers : Arul John In this case the IP address of the sender is []. Jump to step 9.
8. If you find a header with Received: from followed by a Gmail proxy like this
Hotmail headers : Arul John
Look for Received: from followed by IP address within square brackets[].
In this case, the IP address of the sender is []. Jump to step 9.
9. Or else if you have headers like this
Hotmail headers : Arul John
Look for Received: from followed by IP address within square brackets[].
In this case, the IP address of the sender is [] (Spam mail). Jump to step 9.
10. * If you have multiple Received: from headers, eliminate the ones that have
11. Track the IP address of the sender

IP Address Detection Script

I wrote a Perl script to automate this task for you. All you have to do is select your email service and copy your email headers in the box below.

You may do one of the following:

* You can copy all the headers from your email and paste them here.
In this case, the unnecessary headers (like Subject:) will be removed automatically.

* You can remove all headers except those beginning with
o X-Originating-IP:
o Received:

Enter your email headers below
2007-05-12, 14:04:14
anonymous from United States  
I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!Can you have sex with me?

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