Brian's Potential Victim:

Joyce Nelson A 61 year old widow with one son.  Little does the scammer know, Joyce is really a 27 year old man.  
About the scammer:
Name:  Brian Smith / Susan George [ briansmith_1948@yahoo.com ]
Location:  Lagos, Nigeria
Profile:  MySpace


     You've got a wonderful and fascinating profile so i'm sending you an email and show my interest.Have been on this for less than 1week now and i'm in search of my Soul & Dream Mate,Lover,Wife and Life Companion,let me give you a brief introduction of me.My name is Brian Smith White/Caucasian i'm an American Born Irish,But my Dad was an Irish man,born in Dublin.I'm Self Employed Construction Engineer) studied the course Electrical Engineer with a Master Degree, I have a good sense of humour...I live in CA. Age (59yrs).I'm a widower been widowed for 18yrs now.I have just only 1 lovely son ( michael).After the sudden and devasting death of my wife,Who was a wondeful,sweet and caring wife and mother.She was also a teacher and she died by a Car Accident on her way back from her school..Have been single for the past 18 years, am a man with a strong heart,loving, caring, honest, compassionate,affectionate, i also believe in God.I like swining, camping,fishing,reading & writting,tennis,American Football,Basketball,Baseball,golfing,swim ming etc.When i read through your profile i was really amazed and motivated to send you an email and show my interest..I would want us to continue this conversation further through my email which is briansmith_1948@yahoo.com or IM "briansmith_1948" "Hope to hear from you very soon.Have a Nice day.
Brian Smith


Brian : Hello
Joyce: Hello
Brian : How are you
Joyce: I'm fine.  How are you?
Brian : Good
Brian : how old are you
Joyce: 48
Brian : are you from myspace
Joyce: No.  I'm from North Carolina
Brian : Okay
Joyce: but I have one them MySpace things
Brian : wha are you doing for a living
Joyce: I'm a book supplier
Joyce: and you?
Brian : Engineering
Joyce: Okay
Brian : so what are you looking for on the site
Joyce: What site?
Brian : on myspace
Joyce: I wasn't looking for anything.
Joyce: You were the one looking for something because you contacted me
Brian : Yes am looking for someone to love
Brian : and you?
Joyce: Yes, but that's not why I was on MySpace
Brian : Okay
Brian : do you live with someone or own your house
Joyce: I live alone
Brian : Honey do you own your house
Joyce: Yes
Brian : or rent an apartment
Brian : Okay
Joyce: Same home for 30 years
Brian : Okay that nice
Brian : i also own my house
Joyce: Nice
Brian : Okay dear
Brian : So can you tell about you dear
Joyce: Such as?
Brian : are you widowed or what
Joyce: Yes
Brian : Okay
Brian : tell me what you have be doing since you have widowed
Joyce: A lot.  My widowhood began in 1998
Brian : i have been widowed since 5years ago now
Brian : My wife die in a car accident on her to way school
Joyce: How old was she?
Brian : 50
Joyce: Why was a 50 year old woman in school?
Brian : she is a teacher
Joyce: Oh okay.  I thought maybe her mom held her back a lot
Brian : Yes
Brian : So have bee looking for a lovely woman that wil be with me
Joyce: I see
Brian : Hope we can work thingd out together
Joyce: We'll see
Brian : Okay
Brian : am looking for a lovely and a caring woman
Brian : that will spend the rest of her life with me
Joyce: So you expect the woman to die first?
Brian : Ohhhhhh
Joyce: Well that's what you said
Brian : Yes i know
Joyce: Are you planning on waiting it out, or do you plan to make sure it happens on your terms?
Brian : i have a fear of God
Brian : because i belive in God
Joyce: Okay
Joyce: Now I know your fears
Brian : what is my fears
Brian : tell me
Joyce: You just said you feared GOd
Brian : Yes i did
Joyce: ok
Brian : i have to go
Brian : brb
Joyce: ok

The next day...

Brian : Hello honey
Brian : how are you doing?
Joyce: Hello
Joyce: I'm fine.  How are you?
Brian : have really miss you so much
Joyce: I missed you too
Brian : where have you been since all this days
Joyce: I've been around
Joyce: I just didn't see you online yesterday
Brian : Okay honey
Brian : Sorry honey
Joyce: I accept your apology
Brian : Okay honey

Note from James:  Brian begins copying and pasting hokey lines from LovingYou.com, an important tool used by many scammers.

Brian : The miracle of life shone in front of my eyes when you entered my life
Joyce: Thank you very much
Brian :  Nothing can be compared to this feeling of filling up somebody's life
Joyce: nice
Brian : The excitement which tortures me while waiting for you to send me an email, the sweet emails that keep me awake even when I'm exhausted to death, because I wouldn't miss a thing
Joyce: You're mighty kind
Brian : The feeling that you know every corner of my heart. All these things are the most beautiful signs of my love for you
Joyce: loving it
Brian : Really honey
Brian : every single word you say is a part of my soul, as if I have already known what you have been about to say. Every step I make is safe, because you are around me
Brian : When we first met, I didn't even suspect what a wizard you were about to be
Brian : But apparently life can show us such wonders, that we can stay amazed like children, wondering how this could happen to us! Well, I want to thank you for being my best friend, for being my angel
Joyce: I like the way you talk
Brian : Sure honey
Brian : i thank God i found you everyday and every moment honey
Brian : am grateful dear
Joyce: I am also grateful
Joyce: and very thankful
Brian : Thanks honey
Joyce: You're welcome
Brian : I have never felt like this before
Brian : Nobody has taken me so far, except you, my princess from the clouds
Brian : You brighten my days and give me the strength to carry on, fighting everyday for you
Joyce: Thanks
Brian : You revealed the deepest emotions and feelings I've kept inside of me for so long
Brian : Feelings I didn't even suspect to be
Joyce: Sweet
Brian : But most of all, you showed me the real taste of love
Brian : You are my best friend and the one I want for life, my yesterday, my today and my tomorrow
Joyce: You're my best friend too
Brian : You are the one I want everybody to know it!  I haven't had a stronger feeling than this one I have now, that I want face the eternity with you by my side
Brian : I want to wake up with you
Joyce: Lovely
Brian : I Want To Wake Up With You I wanna wake up with you I wanna be there when you open your eyes I want you to be The first thing that I see I wanna wake up with you I wanna lay by your side
Brian : Baby I wanna feel every beat of your heart And throughout the night I wanna hold you tight I wanna wake up with you
Brian : All the love inside me has been sleeping Waiting till the right one came along
Brian : You can share the love that I've been keeping
Joyce: Sharing is caring
Brian : Don't break my heart honey
Brian : as i have give my life to you
Brian : and my soul
Brian : you own me and i want you to do so for me honey
Joyce: I will never break your heart
Joyce: I promise
Brian : me too honey
Joyce: I'm glad we both agree to never break each other's hearts
Joyce: I will keep that promise for as long we both shall live
Brian : Baby You can put the music to my song I wanna wake up with you I wanna reach out and know that you're there
Joyce: Your heart is like an iPod and I shall try not to clutter it with crap that I will probably just end up skipping every time it comes up on the playlist
Brian : Okay honey
Brian : I LOVE YOU
Joyce: I love you too
Brian : I want you to be The first thing that I see I wanna wake up with you And throughout the night
Brian : I wanna hold you tight I wanna wake up with you
Brian : All the love inside me has been sleeping Waiting till the right one came along
Brian : You can share the love that I've been keeping
Joyce: Those are such lovely thoughts
Brian : Yes honey
Brian : baby I wanna feel every beat of your heart And throughout the night I wanna hold you tight I wanna wake up with you All
Brian : the love inside me has been sleeping
Brian : I love you both so much
Joyce: i love you too
Joyce: BOTH?
Brian : I promise you that I would do anything in my power to make you a great person
Joyce: wait...
Brian : outstanding father and loving husband
Joyce: What???
Joyce: Do you realize I am a woman?????
Brian : Yes
Joyce: Then what the hell are you talking about?
Brian : you have stole my heart and my brian away from me
Joyce: I believe the brain part
Joyce: because you are not making sense anymore
Brian : Ohhh sorry honey
Brian : I love you so much
Brian : i will never leave you
Joyce: I love you too
Joyce: I need to go now
Brian : and i will spend the rest of my life with you
Brian : Okay honey
Joyce: Talk to you again another time
Brian : Okay honey
Brian : LOVE YOU
Joyce: LOVE YOU TOO
Joyce: Take care
Brian : BYE HONEY
Joyce: Bye
Brian : where are you going now honey?

The next day...

Brian : Hello honey
Brian : how are you doing?
Brian : hello hony
Joyce: Hello
Brian : have been waiting for you online
Brian : how are you doing?
Joyce: I'm fine.  How are you?
Brian : Good
Brian : Honey guess what
Joyce: What?
Brian : i got a contract yesterday
Joyce: Oh.  That's good to hear!
Brian : Honey i really appreciate you since you have come to my life
Brian : Things change
Joyce: I'm glad that things are working out great for you
Brian : i thank God i found you
Brian : am very happy to meet you
Joyce: I'm thankful too
Brian : Okay honey
Brian : am going to London
Brian : So make sure you pray for me
Joyce: I will
Brian : Okay honey
Joyce: I always pray for heroes
Brian : I love you so much with all my heart
Joyce: I love you too
Joyce: When are you leaving?
Brian : tomorrow honey
Joyce: Oh.
Joyce: How long will you be there?
Brian : jst 2weeks honey
Brian : we would not loss contact
Brian : i will go ther with my laptop
Brian : Okay honet
Joyce: Okay
Joyce: I will miss you
Brian : Yes honey
Brian : i will miss you too
Brian : i will schedule a flight to you on my way back home
Joyce: Really?
Brian : Yes honey
Joyce: That will be so great.  I would love to meet you in person
Brian : so make sure you email me your address
Joyce: okay
Brian : i will be very happy to meet you honey
Joyce: We will work out meeting arrangements when you are ready to leave London
Brian : I need to get setup my luggage ready honey
Joyce: Okay
Joyce: I hope you have a safe flight
Brian : Yes honey
Brian : and pray for me
Brian : Okay honey
Joyce: I will
Brian : LOSO MUCH HONEY
Joyce: Same here
Brian : BYE FOR ME
Joyce: Bye
Brian : LOVE YOU SO MCUH
Joyce: I love you too
Brian : make sure you email me the address okay
Brian : Okay honey
Brian : bye

The next day, the scammer sent the following offline messages...

Brian Smith (7/15/2007 7:37:03 PM): Honey where've you been?
Brian Smith (7/15/2007 7:37:28 PM): Well i've got to tell you that I arrived London safely and i really need to hear fro\
Brian Smith (7/15/2007 7:37:39 PM): From you
Brian Smith (7/15/2007 7:37:55 PM): So makesure you pray for me okay
Brian Smith (7/15/2007 7:38:44 PM): Work will start tomorrow and I'll let you how everything goes by
Brian Smith (7/15/2007 7:38:54 PM): I Love you so much sweetie

24 hours later...

Brian : Hello honey
Brian : How are you doing?
Joyce: Hello
Joyce: I'm fine.  How are you?
Brian : Good
Brian : how was your day?
Joyce: I had a good day. I hope you did too
Brian : have been waiting for you online honey
Brian : where have you been honey
Joyce: I was at the tractor supply store for a while, but I left after they wouldn't let me play any more checkers
Brian : Okay honey
Brian : i have really miss you so much
Joyce: I missed you too
Brian : do you got my offline
Joyce: Yes
Joyce: I just read it
Joyce: I'm glad to hear you had a safe arrival
Brian : Okay honey
Brian : Work started today and everything seems to be fine
Brian : I discovered that my main equipment seems to be missing
Joyce: That's good to hear.  I hope all goes well for you
Brian : When i called the Shipping Co in charge of it
Brian : I was been told that it had been shipped down here and there wasnt any possibly or nothing they could do for me
Joyce: What are you talking about?
Brian : I discovered that my main equipment seems to be missing
Joyce: oh okay
Brian : After much delebrations,I and some of my colleages went around the city to check if we can,We found a very good store that has an exact description of this equipment
Joyce: Okay.  That's good
Brian : After much inquiry,we finally agreed that they would be collecting $1500 for renting out the equipment to me
Joyce: Okay
Brian : After checking my budget and financies
Joyce: I see
Brian : I was thinking and wondering,I have tried using my ATM and also tried to contact my Bank
Joyce: Okay
Brian : But since i'm based on a Fixed deposit account,Nothing can be done expect i appear in person and US ATM dont work here
Joyce: Okay.  I see
Brian : I was thinking if you would be such a darling as you've always been and contiue to be by loaning me someone funds
Brian : I know it sounds too blunt and plain but i feel behinde ever successful man there a woman to support
Joyce: How much are you asking for?
Brian : atleast $1000
Joyce: Why don't you ask your co-workers?
Brian : they don't have anything to give me
Brian : So i want you to loan me the money
Joyce: So you and all of your co-workers traveled with no money?
Brian : i only came with me and Michael
Brian : So honey try to do something for me
Brian : and i will surely refunds the money back to you
Brian : when am back home
Brian : Okay honey
Joyce: How soon could you pay me back?
Brian : as soon as am back from London
Joyce: When do you expect that to be?
Brian : i will be coming down to you
Brian : when did you want to give me the money
Joyce: I asked you a question
Brian : so i can come to you honey
Brian : when will you give me the money
Brian : Please i will surely refund the money back to you when am back to state
Brian : Okay honey
Brian : I promise you that
Brian : Okay honey
Joyce: Okay
Brian : I love you with all my heart
Joyce: I love you too
Brian : when will you send the money now
Joyce: No
Joyce: It's too late to go anywhere now
Brian : Okay that will be tomorrow
Joyce: Okay
Joyce: I'll try to do that tomorrow before work
Brian : Okay honey
Brian : Thanks very much for your support
Joyce: You're welcome
Brian : should i give you the infor now
Brian : So you can write it down
Joyce: Yes.  I have a pen
Brian : Okay honey
Brian : Here is the name:Susan George
Brian : Address:110 Marylebone High Street
Brian : London
Brian : Zipcode:W1U 4RY
Brian : So make sure you write it down
Brian : Okay honey
Joyce: writing it now
Brian : Okay honey
Joyce: Okay
Joyce: I've got it
Brian : Love you
Joyce: I love you too
Brian : that is such of u
Brian : thanks for being there 4 me
Joyce: You're welcome
Brian : u mean a lot to me
Joyce: You mean so much to me too
Brian : i asure u all the goods thing ur heart will ever desire
Brian : just belive in that
Joyce: I believe it
Brian : am that man that ill feel that empty space in ur heart
Brian : and fill it with love and happiness
Brian : so u belive that sweetie
Joyce: I believe it with all my heart
Brian : love to read that
Brian : sound lovely
Joyce: Thank so much
Brian : honey it seems am thirsty
Brian : i have to get a coffee to drink
Joyce: Okay
Joyce: I need to sign off too
Brian : i ill be expeting those info first thing in the morning around 10 am in the morning
Joyce: I'll try to do that before work in the morning
Brian : nice of u
Brian : i have to go now
Joyce: Okay
Brian : love u uuuuuu
Joyce: Goodnight
Joyce: I love you too
Brian : love u
Brian : Bye..
Joyce: Bye
Brian : bye

Late that night, I sent the following email...


Hello Brian,

I'm sorry if I'm late.  I have sent the money and here's the claims details you will need.

MTCN:  7003681580
Sender:  Joyce Nelson / 615 N. Front St. / Wilmington, NC 28403
Receiver:  Susan George / 110 Marylebone High Street / London / W1U 4RY
Test Question:  Where do we chat?
Answer:  Yahoo
Amount:  $1000

I hope to chat with you again later after work.  Take care.

Love always,

Joyce


The next morning, Brian came online and received the email.  He then took the fake claims info to Western Union and, of course, left empty handed.  Brian was forced to take the Western Union Walk of Shame back to the internet cafe where he then sent the following email...


How are you doing.....Honey i went to the western union with the man renting the equipment for me and they told us there's no Transaction with the Transfer you made to me and please let me know if you send the money or not ,Becasue the man at the western union service is trying to fight with me and kindly get back to me with the correct information of the money you sent to me .....Honey i really need to start the work earlier so i can finished the work and come home to meet you..I really care about you and i want you to be mine and i will really appreciate if you know that you make the Transfer to me.
 
Kindly get back to me with the correct information if you know you sent the money.
 
Love Always.

Later that day...

Brian : Hello
Brian : How are you doing today?
Joyce: Hello
Joyce: I am fine.  How are you?
Brian : Good
Brian : do you got my message
Brian : ?
Joyce: Yes.  I read them
Joyce: What seems to be the problem?
Brian : i went to the western union with the man renting the equipment for me and they told us there's is no money on the Transfer
Joyce: What is the man's name?
Brian : Susan George
Joyce: There's your problem
Brian : what do you mean
Joyce: Western Union doesn't do business with transexuals
Brian : i cant understand Sweetie
Joyce: Trannies
Brian : Explain in details
Joyce: Chicks with dicks




Brians signs off and blocks me.