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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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2009-08-24, 21:57:25
anonymous from Australia  
Hi there everyone .. received a message today in tagged from this man going by the name of Roland he has been a member since Aug28th 2009 and hails from Los Angelas CA..and is 38 yrs of age after veiwing his profile i noticed another lady had commented about his pic being stolen and to be aware that he is a scammer... this is the following message he left me sorry if i don't have a email add for him but i don;t respond to scammers to give them the satifaction that i even took the time to waste my energy on replying to them....

hello pretty



beautiful;i wanna let you know that you happened to be the most pretty woman on this website and i could not take my eyes of your picture when i got to your page,your beauty caught my instincts,i know you may think or say that there are lots of beautiful women on the website but note that the beauty of a woman is in the of the eye of the beholder and he that finds a wife finds a good thing,i went through your profile and i enjoy reading it,so if you found my profile interesting get back at me so we can take it from there,



Roland




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2009-08-25, 11:50:19
anonymous from Colombia  

PATTERSON LOAN FIRM

A la atención de: Sr willian

Estoy en la recepción de su correo y su contenido es bastante señaló. Deseo informar a usted que PATTERSON PRÉSTAMOS INC will estar dispuestos y en condiciones de financiar su solicitud de préstamo siempre y términos de contrato de préstamo es de acuerdo upon.Enclose es una aplicación de orden que se le exige a Introducir y volver a nosotros para que podamos tener una la documentación oficial de su solicitud.

Los términos del préstamo y calendario de amortización: --

El reembolso del préstamo se basa en una base mensual, que consisten en la capital de préstamo y el tipo de interés juntos. Al igual que su escrito, el período de duración del préstamo es para el 4 de Años. Por lo tanto, encontrar el tipo de interés y calendario de pagos a continuación.

Préstamo Monto: $ 6,600.00
La tasa de interés del préstamo: 3%
Plazo:4 años
Préstamo de Pago Mensual: $146.09
Número de pagos: 48
Intereses totales pagados: $412.14
Pagos acumulados: $7,012.14


Además se informó que, de conformidad con las normas que rigen esta organización, usted será obligado a hacer el pago en base mensual.

Nota: El pago mensual del préstamo se calculó en 47 pagos de $ 146,09 más un pago final de $ 145,91.

Reconocer la recepción de este correo y volver a nosotros tan pronto como sea posible a fin de que le enviemos nuestro Acuerdo de Préstamo Carta de Términos en los que tendrá que anexar su firma para el procesamiento de su préstamo archivo.


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2009-08-25, 15:26:20
OJAS from United States  
2009-08-25, 16:53:59
anonymous from United States  
Donald (8/24/2009 5:37:00 PM):
Hello
Kate Donald (8/24/2009 5:37:05 PM): How are you doing?
shootingstars_11 (8/24/2009 5:37:18 PM):
good,hows detroit?
Kate Donald (8/24/2009 5:37:36 PM):
Awww...right now am not in Detroit
shootingstars_11 (8/24/2009 5:37:54 PM):
ok.were are you then?
Kate Donald (8/24/2009 5:38:16 PM):
Right now am stuck in an hotel in west africa due to some problems
shootingstars_11 (8/24/2009 5:38:27 PM):
?
shootingstars_11 (8/24/2009 5:39:03 PM): you got pics?
Kate Donald (8/24/2009 5:39:12 PM):
Yeap..you?
shootingstars_11 (8/24/2009 5:39:16 PM):

shootingstars_11 (8/24/2009 5:39:24 PM): yes,a few
Kate Donald (8/24/2009 5:39:32 PM):
Okay
Kate Donald (8/24/2009 5:39:40 PM): I'm gonna email it to you later ok
shootingstars_11 (8/24/2009 5:39:51 PM):
photo share sweet
shootingstars_11 (8/24/2009 5:40:01 PM): turn cam on?
Kate Donald (8/24/2009 5:40:09 PM):
I don't have a cam sorry
Kate Donald (8/24/2009 5:40:11 PM): do you?
shootingstars_11 (8/24/2009 5:40:34 PM):
no cam,,but i can see yours from my lap top
Kate Donald (8/24/2009 5:40:53 PM):
you can see what?
shootingstars_11 (8/24/2009 5:41:03 PM):
your cam if on
Kate Donald (8/24/2009 5:41:23 PM):
I don't have a cam
shootingstars_11 (8/24/2009 5:41:50 PM):
i know you said that,i like to see live who im talking with
shootingstars_11 (8/24/2009 5:42:24 PM): you could be anyone with pics
Kate Donald (8/24/2009 5:42:46 PM):
I'm for real
shootingstars_11 (8/24/2009 5:42:56 PM):
then show me
Kate Donald (8/24/2009 5:43:16 PM):
i already told u i don't have a cam damn it!
shootingstars_11 (8/24/2009 5:44:06 PM):
third time..i herd you the first..i said i like to see who i am talking with
shootingstars_11 (8/24/2009 5:44:21 PM): you dont need to get pissy
Kate Donald (8/24/2009 5:44:27 PM):
bye then
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 1:07:04 PM):
so whay is your story.?
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 1:07:25 PM): what is?
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 1:09:59 PM): what is your story....?
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 1:51:23 PM):
i ll talk 2 u later
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 1:51:27 PM): in 3 hrs
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 1:51:35 PM): bye 4 now
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 1:51:40 PM):
k
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 4:30:31 PM):
Hello
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 4:30:40 PM):
hello
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 4:31:02 PM): hows your day?
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 4:31:30 PM):
How are you?
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 4:31:35 PM): Ok n you?
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 4:31:47 PM):
i am good...
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 4:31:59 PM): whats you doing..
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 4:32:13 PM):
Just here stuck
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 4:32:20 PM): in this hotel
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 4:33:15 PM):
why three hours to get back to talk?
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 4:33:46 PM):
I got to lie down..was having headache
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 4:34:22 PM):
so whats your story..
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 4:36:51 PM): r you here?????????????


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Kate Donald (8/25/2009 4:40:03 PM):
Well it all happened like this..I met a guy called JOSH in McDonald's there in Detroit, he's from Nigeria in Africa, he came for a degree in when i met him and he used to be telling me he loves and cares for me..and i fell in love with him and when he returned to his country he asked me to come and see him.So i gathered some money and got myself a trip ticket,when i got down here he turned out to be a lier,cheater,heart broken and thief
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 4:41:34 PM):
and why dont you just go back home then
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 4:41:38 PM): ??
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 4:42:00 PM):
The bastard stole my money jewelries and some others stuff before i woke up the following day. I thought i will be able to find him cos i reported him to the police over here so i waited for weeks unfortunately the police couldn't find him and now i cannot pay the hotel bill for the weeks i spent. Presently the hotel has held down my int'l traveling passport and traveling documents.. cos am owing them the bill and i don't know how to pay that cos the bastard has stolen everything belonging to me, money,digital camera and jewelries...i am not in I would be so grateful if you help me outta here with the hotel bills and i promise you will never regret helping me out I will always do everything to make you happy when we get together..will always do your wish and take care of you for the rest of my life if you help me.. i need someone loving,caring,understanding and truthful like yourself in my life.
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 4:42:36 PM): l hope you find a place in your heart to help me settle the hotel bills i am owing..so that i can get back all my belongings and come back to the states. please kindly help me outta here..I'm not just looking for financial support only, I'm looking for something meaningful and lasting. If this is what you re looking for
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 4:42:50 PM): I will be so glad and happy if you could help me out of here.I think you understand now that am stranded here now.I really need ur correspondence to my situation if you can be there for me i will be so much happy.I don't have anyone that will help me get out of my sadness.I don't mind if i would give you my heart and everything you want from me in life to make you happy..I'm helpless and hopeless over here.I need you to be there for me please.All that i just need you to do for me now is to help me get a hold of the hotel manager for me.
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 4:46:33 PM):
my view is all you need to do is go to the united states embasy..you will get help from them and they will send you back home,that is if that is who you truly are and where you truly came from
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 4:47:27 PM):
I'm originally from Spain..only moved to Detroit when i was 12...I 've been to the embassy but they can't help..I'll be happy if u can help me outta here
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 4:48:12 PM):
ok,where is your family in detroit then
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 4:48:28 PM):
I have just my parents and they are late now
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 4:49:27 PM):
and your parents phone number?i will call them
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 4:49:42 PM):
i say they are dead
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 4:49:55 PM): even before i left the states
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 4:50:48 PM):
ok,give me your hotel name and number..
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 4:51:07 PM):
i can only give you their e-mail
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 4:51:16 PM): Baylod Hotels
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 4:51:58 PM):
baylod hotel,in what township?
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 4:52:06 PM):
Lagos
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 4:52:08 PM):
address where your at
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 4:52:22 PM):
don't know
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 4:52:34 PM): what do u want to use all that for?
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 4:52:39 PM):
lol.you know where you are...
BUZZ!!!
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 4:56:28 PM):
where are you????????
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 4:56:57 PM):
are u gonna email the hotel ?
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 4:57:18 PM):
nope.im asking you where you are..
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 4:57:29 PM):
y?
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 4:58:39 PM):
im waiting to here where you are...not telling ...not going any further
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 4:58:53 PM):
ok
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 4:59:04 PM): keep waiting
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 4:59:53 PM):
it is you that will be waiting...
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 5:00:16 PM):
ok
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 5:00:39 PM):
ok,what?
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 5:01:13 PM):
I'm in Lagos
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 5:01:13 PM): told u already
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 5:01:13 PM): Lagos Nigeria
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 5:01:17 PM): in Ikeja
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 5:05:08 PM):
so your outside of lagos
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 5:06:13 PM):
Ikeja is the capital of Lagos
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 5:06:46 PM):
your in likja then
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 5:07:07 PM): you give me your hotel address.
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 5:07:48 PM): that is in likja
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 5:08:17 PM):
4,Obafemi Awolowo way , Ikeja Lagos
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 5:10:13 PM):
ok...
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 5:10:25 PM):
so what next?
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 5:10:50 PM):
i will make a few calls
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 5:11:20 PM): to try and get you back in U.S.
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 5:11:35 PM):
who do u want to call?
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 5:12:39 PM):
someone that may help get you back in U.S.,that is if your telling the truth
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 5:13:02 PM):
why can't u help me yourself
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 5:13:14 PM): I want you to help me yourself
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 5:14:35 PM):
that is helping you myself...i dont need to be lied to,if your telling me the truth ,you will be helped
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 5:15:17 PM):
I want you to help me yourself
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 5:15:41 PM): am not lying
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 5:15:51 PM): will just be comfortable with u helping me
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 5:15:55 PM): gota go
shootingstars_11 (8/25/2009 5:16:23 PM):
ok..tc
Kate Donald (8/25/2009 5:16:32 PM):
k
Kate Donald has signed out. (8/25/2009 5:16 PM)

Last message received on 8/25 at 5:16 PM the states for over three weeks now .
2009-08-26, 07:28:08
anonymous from Germany  
Hello ...... its email address havingmynewlife@yahoo.com Before this man I would like to warn the woman world. He is a cheat. I learned it to know with Neu.de under the name Fredrick (Fred) Jason. Comes from Leominster, lives and works in road construction in Ghana its charming and dear kind dazzled me
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2009-08-26, 07:58:29
anonymous  
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I received this email and the page is a PHISHING page beware of these scam....

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2009-08-26, 10:42:04
xmen-9009@hotmail.com from Syrian Arab Republic  

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2009-08-26, 10:46:16
xmen-9009@hotmail.com from Syrian Arab Republic  

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2009-08-26, 11:56:11
wanwan from Korea (R)  
@2009-08-26, 10:37:02
xmen-9009@hotmail.com from Syrian Arab Republic

Hey Stupid Scam Boy from Syria !
This is not a Dating Site !
Go away !
OFTEN you are coming here & put non-sense spam & scam pictures on Delphi.
Stop your childsih actions on here.
We don't need you .
Never come back !


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2009-08-26, 18:13:56
anonymous from Australia  
Hello ... and yet again i have received another scammer message this week in TAGGED...

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From:Cann C
To:Me
Date:Aug 27, 2009 8:16 AM
Subject:Re: Hi...

Message:
Hello Sweetie.
How are you doing ? I was on this site trying to look at profiles before i found your profile interesting . You sound so nice and i will be happy to get along with you ) I think we have alot in common if you are interested kindly give me a chance to get to know you. I am a single dad of a Son *Jeff*19years old .I live in Colorado. I just think i will give it a try maybe i could find a friend then see what happen. Can i be your friend?..I am easy to get along with also a simple man. I own a house and i live alone with Son and my pets . I lost my wife in unto Accident 12years ago. Its a long story . I am willing to get along with you. Can you give a chance so that we can get to know more about each other . If you are interested..This is my email address, cann_cabell @ gmail . com
Hope to hear back from you.

Cabell



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2009-08-27, 02:10:04
anonymous from Australia  
How the Scam Works
Scams are a BIG business in the literal sense. These are run just like any organization; there is a hierarchy, an organizational structure, the peons, the managers, the big bosses, the pimp daddy's. They shut down the internet cafes to normal business so the scammers can do 'their jobs'. Home computers are a rare commodity, most cannot afford them and they cannot afford the monthly connection. This is a HUGE business for them, there are well-to-do, respected business men/ women who have quit their 'normal' daily jobs in order to get in on the scamming, and it’s easy money.
The scammers work in shifts. They have a script that they follow, just like telemarketers. That is why they all sound the same; that is why the words are so similar. They are taught what to say and when to say it. They normally work in groups of six people, and they take shifts. This is why they are always on the computer and at times it seems you are talking to different people. There maybe times that they have forgotten what you talked about before, they call you a different name, and they take time to respond to you because they are talking to other people. When they are gone from the computers for any amount of time they are either looking up the information in order to answer you or they are consulting with a more experienced member of their 'team'.
The scammers send sweet words, the poems, and the love letters...all swiped off the internet. The people behind these scams are men, women, and teenagers of ALL ages. The male victims, who think they're talking to a real beauty, may in fact be talking to a man or a 13 year old child.
The pictures are stolen off various modeling sites, there are some sites listed in the 'Modeling Website's' section. Recently scammers have been using “regular looking pictures” stolen pictures from prior victims and social net work sites.
Nigeria is cash based society, all services, all hotel rooms, all hospital services must be paid for in advance. If a 'true' Nigerian has a problem they call a family meeting, they have family meetings for everything, they do not get on the internet and pick a stranger off a dating site and fall in love within a few days and immediately ask for money.
Scammers may claim they're being held hostage in the hospital, call the hospital directly and ask about the 'patient'. If they are asking for money to be released from the hospital, they aren't really in the hospital. Nigeria is cash based society all hospital services must be paid for in advance.
When they claim they are an American overseas they should go to the American Embassy for help, the Embassy will help send them home.



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2009-08-27, 02:16:15
anonymous from Australia  
TIPS ON SCAMMERS



1. READ WHAT THEY WRITE. DO THEY SOUND LIKE THE STATE OR COUNTRY WHERE THEY SAY THEY ARE FROM? EXAMPLE WHAT MAN IN THE STATES WRITES, 'GOD FEARING,' IN AN INTRO EMAIL, OR THEY WANT YOUR CHAT ID TO 'GET TO KNOW OURSELFS MUCH MORE BETTER.” OUR MEN DO NOT TALK LIKE THAT.

2. IF THEY SEEM TO WANT YOUR CHAT ID, I WRITE THEM THIS.

'I am sorry, but due to the inordinate amount of scammers I receive daily, I do not give out my personal id. As a gentleman, I know you understand the wisdom in my decision and will communicate with me on tagged.'

3. SCAMMERS TEND NOT TO READ YOUR EMAILS, THEY SIMPLY SEND OUT A SERIES OF AUTOMATED RESPONSES TO GET YOU TO GIVE THEM YOUR ID. THEY CAN'T SCAM YOU IF THEY DON'T GET YOU OFF TAGGED INTO A CHAT SITUATION WHERE THEY CAN FIND THE WEAK SPOTS IN YOUR HEART AND PLAY INTO THEM.

4. HE'S A SCAMMER WHEN THEY GO VERY DEEP, REAL FAST, AND WANT COMMITTMENTS OF DEVOTION FROM YOU, SIGHT UNSEEN.

5. IF I THINK I WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE, I SUGGEST SKYPE VIDEO TO HIM OR HER. ON SKYPE, THERE IS NO HIDING. EVERYBODY HAS TO BE REAL. IT'S FREE AND SCAMMERS WOULD PREFER NOT TO BE IDENTIFIED.

6. DON'T UNDERESTIMATE THEIR CHARM. THIS IS ALL BUSINESS FOR THEM. THEY CAN BE VERY GOOD AT MAKING US FEEL GOOD.

7. SOMETIMES ONE PERSON WILL WRITE THE PROFILE, (A LOT OF THESE ARE WRITTEN BY WOMEN) AND ANOTHER PERSON WRITES THE EMAILS. THEIR ONLY JOB IS TO GET YOU ON CHAT. THEN THE PROS TAKE OVER.

8. TRUST YOUR GUT INSTINCT, IF HE SEEMS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.

9. GET GOOD AT IDENTIFYING THE PATTERNS OF SCAM EMAILS. THERE ARE SEVERAL PATTERNS REWORDED Repeatedly.

10. HONESTLY, WE NEED TO GET OVER NEEDING OUR EGOS STROKED THAT WE WOULD FALL FOR BULL LIKE, 'THE MINUTE I SAW YOUR PIC I KNEW MY SEARCH WAS OVER” AND HOW GORGEOUS WE ARE THAT THEIR HEARTS STOPPED. YEAH RIGHT.

11. BE CAREFUL MY SISTER, THESE GUYS ARE GOOD. THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT GIVING HIM YOUR EMAIL, IT'S OK. JUST DON'T EXCHANGE CONVERSATIONS OR CHATS WITH THEM OR ACCEPT INVITATIONS.

FEEL FREE TO SHARE THIS WITH OTHER WOMEN IF IT HAS ANY BENEFIT.



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2009-08-28, 00:09:31
anonymous from Canada  
I was scammed by a man named Carlos Zambrotta. I'm sure the name was made up! he said he was a born againChristian and was on a Christian site called Fusion101. He cried and pleaded in the name of Jesus Christ for money to help his son. He also needed money for food since the work he was doing as an Engineer would not be paid until the end of the project! He used the name of Jesus and asked me to pray for him and his son. I must admit I fell for it due to the fact he said he was a Christian! Well anyway I'm praying God deals with him and he repents! What blasphamy and lies. The poetry he wrote was out of this world!His pictures were of a nice looking buisness man. Please be careful. I believe Western Union should be sued and so should Yahoo! After seeing the amount of people that have been scammed they have to know what's going on!!
2009-08-28, 02:13:10
Agent,86 from Salem, United States  
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2009-08-28, 00:09:31
anonymous from Canada

Your entire posting highlights the fact that scammers
have no Moral boundaries of any kind.
Christians are very easy targets for this kind of thief.
These scammers would use God Himself if they could.
Christians have a hard time accepting that a thief and liar
could say the things that scammers do.
Sadly it happens every day.
My scammer was very convincing knowing a lot of Bible.
But even the Bible warns that Marvel Not for Satan Himself
can appear as a Angel of light.
I am sorry that, You had to go through what, You did.
Please take the time to learn all about scams and scammers.
Be wise as a serpent but harmless as a dove.

Kind Regards Bless, You Agent 86 Maxwell Smart \\'^o^'// <><


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2009-08-29, 02:07:11
anonymous from Australia  
Read this interesting snippet in my local paper here in AUS...

BID TO SNARE SCAMMERS

Nigeria's financial watchdog has joined forces with Australian Police in a WORLD-FIRST to catch internet mail and romance scammers.
It's estimated Queenslanders alone are swindled out of about $600,000 each month by internet scammers.
Under the joint venture anyone receiving an email asking for money and pushing rich schemes can forward the letter to the police through there website.which would then be passed on to Nigeria's fraud squad.
The website is www.police.qld.gov.au

THANK GOODNESS ABOUT TIME SOMETHING WAS DONE TO CATCH THESE CROOKS ....
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