Lawrence's Potential Victim:

Joyce Nelson The lovable Joyce is a 55 year old widow.  Lawrence contacted her via MySpace.  Little did he know, Joyce is really a 27 year old man.
About the scammer...
Name:  Lawrence Ferdinand / Charles Mbajiobi
Email:  mclaw_fed_001@yahoo.com
Location:  Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
Profile:  MySpace
Note:  Another scammer using his real pic.  There's one thing I really like about this kid...  Just like me, he tries to keep each chat as short as possible while still pushing his main objective.  He's obviously inexperienced in scamming, but unlike most scammers, he knows that you can only go so far in each chat, and staying too long is a waste of time.  Other than that, he's a piece of shit.


Hello i am Lawrence and i will like to be ur friend care to do so here is my yahoo id mclaw_fed_001@yahoo.com................i hope to hear from you ........


Lawrence: hi
Lawrence: what up
Joyce N. : Hello
Lawrence: how are you doing ?
Joyce N. : I'm fine.  How are you?
Lawrence: i am kool
Lawrence: what ur name ?
Joyce N. : Joyce
Lawrence: i am Lawrence
Lawrence: asl pls ?
Joyce N. : I'm 55, Female, and I'm from North Carolina
Lawrence: ok
Lawrence: what do you do 4 a leaving
Joyce N. : I'm a book supplier
Lawrence: ok
Joyce N. : Do you work?
Lawrence: yes
Lawrence: i work as a computer operator
Lawrence: do u have a web cam ?\
Joyce N. : No.   Do you?
Lawrence: yes
Joyce N. : May I view it?
Lawrence: you can



Lawrence: can u see me now ?
Joyce N. : Yes. You look very handsome
Lawrence: thanks
Lawrence: are you single ?
Joyce N. : Yes.
Lawrence: so tell me about urself ?
Joyce N. : What would you like to know?
Lawrence: somethings about you
Joyce N. : I have a question for you...
Joyce N. : Why did you contact me?
Lawrence: just for friendship
Joyce N. : Okay
Joyce N. : Consider me a friend
Lawrence: really
Lawrence: just like that
Joyce N. : Yep.  Fast friends are the best friends
Lawrence: lol you haven't know all about me
Joyce N. : Yes, but I know you enough to call you friend
Joyce N. : but not BFF or anything.  That has to be earned
Lawrence: ok
Lawrence: so what have you been up today
Joyce N. : Nothing much.  How about you?
Lawrence: nuting much
Joyce N. : Sounds like we both had a fun day
Lawrence: yes



Lawrence: i have to go now
Joyce N. : Okay
Lawrence: talk with you tonite
Lawrence: ok
Joyce N. : Nice talking to you
Lawrence: bye
Joyce N. : Bye

Two days later...


Lawrence: Hello
Lawrence: what up
Joyce N. : Hello
Lawrence: how are you doing ?
Joyce N. : I'm fine
Joyce N. : How are you?
Lawrence: i am kool
Joyce N. : What have you been doing since we last chatted?
Lawrence: nuting lol
Lawrence: just that i am waiting for my admission
Lawrence: coz i am going back to school next 2 weeks
Joyce N. : Oh
Joyce N. : I hope you get accepted
Lawrence: yes lol
Lawrence: but there is one thing that is given me problem
Joyce N. : What's the problem?
Lawrence: i don't think you will help me out
Joyce N. : Help you how?
Lawrence: i mean i dont think you will help me if i tell you
Joyce N. : I may
Lawrence: are u sure ?
Joyce N. : I'm sure that I might
Lawrence: ok
Lawrence: what is boring me right now is money
Lawrence: i dont have much to pay
Lawrence: the one that i have is not enough for me
Joyce N. : Oh
Joyce N. : How much?
Lawrence: in our own currency is hundred thousand Naira
Joyce N. : How much is that in USD?
Lawrence: about $5000
Lawrence: five thousand usd
Joyce N. : That's a lot more than I can do
Lawrence: really
Lawrence: so can you help me with any amount you have
Joyce N. : I can't offer any where near that amount
Lawrence: why ?
Joyce N. : I don't have that kind of money to give
Lawrence: so how much can you offer me
Joyce N. : I wasn't prepared to offer more than $100 or $200
Lawrence: ok
Lawrence: then help me with that pls
Joyce N. : I will on two conditions
Joyce N. : 1.  You promise this will go towards your education
Joyce N. : 2.  You tell me how your grades are in school
Lawrence: ok
Lawrence: i will tell you lol
Joyce N. : Good.  I will like to keep track of your progress
Lawrence: and you will help me with the sum of $200 or how much
Joyce N. : Yes.  It was $200
Lawrence: so are you sure on that lol
Joyce N. : What do you mean by that?
Lawrence: coz i really want to complete my studies
Lawrence: nothing i am just asking lol
Joyce N. : What's with the LOL?
Lawrence: laugh out loud
Joyce N. : I know what it means
Joyce N. : By why do you keep saying it?
Lawrence: it is just a slangs
Joyce N. : Okay
Lawrence: and when are you given me the money ?
Joyce N. : Sometime soon
Lawrence: this will be our next conversation next time
Lawrence: coz i am leaving now
Joyce N. : Okay.  Talk with you later
Lawrence: ok
Lawrence: i want to go and see my school father
Joyce N. : Okay
Lawrence: talk with you later
Joyce N. : I'll be online later
Lawrence: bye
Joyce N. : Bye

The next day...


Joyce N. : Hello
Lawrence: wht up
Joyce N. : Nothing much
Lawrence: ok
Lawrence: so how is ur day
Joyce N. : Pretty good
Joyce N. : How is yours?
Lawrence: my day was so sleepy
Joyce N. : Why?
Lawrence: coz i worked so hard today
Lawrence: just to meet my school father
Joyce N. : I guess he wore you out
Lawrence: nope
Lawrence: i couldn't see him
Joyce N. : why?
Lawrence: his wife dont want me to see him
Joyce N. : Why wouldn't she want you to see him?
Lawrence: lol i dont know
Lawrence: you know the mind of women
Lawrence: they will be thinking otherwise
Joyce N. : Yeah.  She might be afraid he would molest you or something
Lawrence: not that too
Lawrence: she might be thinking that i want to ask him for money
Joyce N. : Yeah.  Maybe that's why
Lawrence: yes
Lawrence: when are you given me the money to complete my education
Joyce N. : I don't know.
Joyce N. : Give me an address and I'll write you a check or something
Lawrence: ok
Lawrence: i will give that to you may be tommorrrow
Joyce N. : Okay
Joyce N. : And I'll send it maybe next week
Lawrence: ok
Lawrence: i have to go now
Lawrence: bye
Joyce N. : Bye
Lawrence: ok

Note from James:  Lawrence pretends to sign off, but he actually went invisible.  He sent the following message, and judging from the spelling/dialect, it was intended for another Nigerian.

Lawrence: nuthing dey hapen
Joyce N. : What?
Lawrence: nothing
Lawrence: i am not talking to you
Joyce N. : You typed it to me
Lawrence: i am sorry
Joyce N. : Okay
Lawrence: thank you
Joyce N. : You're welcome
Lawrence: bye now
Joyce N. : Bye
Lawrence: Good Night

The next day...


Lawrence: Hello
Joyce N. : Hello
Lawrence: How are you doing ?
Joyce N. : I'm fine.  How are you?
Lawrence: am great
Joyce N. : That's good to hear
Lawrence: so what have you been upto today ?
Joyce N. : Nothing.  I just woke up
Lawrence: ok lol
Joyce N. : What have you been up to?
Lawrence: just walking all day
Joyce N. : Okay
Joyce N. : Where did you walk?
Lawrence: some where
Joyce N. : That sounds like a fun place to walk
Lawrence: yes
Lawrence: lol i have the info now
Lawrence: do you want it
Joyce N. : Ok
Lawrence: can i send it to you
Joyce N. : Just type it here
Lawrence: okay
Lawrence: lol here is it
Lawrence:   THIS IS  DRIVERS LICENSE

Name:Mr Charles Mbajiobi
Address:23 Isheri Road Aguda Ogba
State: Ikeja Lagos
Country:Nigeria
Zip Code:23401

Note from James:  This is obviously a Copy & Paste job from an email or message from another scammer.  Lawrence apparently didn't realize he left the words "THIS IS DRIVERS LICENS."

Lawrence: this is the address which you will use to send me the money
Lawrence: ok
Joyce N. : Who's address is this?
Lawrence: it is my schoolfather address
Joyce N. : Why do you have his driver's license?
Lawrence: that is what he used to collect money
Joyce N. : So he gave his driver's license to you?
Lawrence: yes he did
Joyce N. : Why?
Lawrence: you know lol i told you something yesterday
Lawrence: that i went to is house yesterday to see him
Lawrence: but is wife did not allow me to go inside
Joyce N. : Yes, but that doesn't explain why he would hand over a driver's license
Lawrence: beause she knows that i am going to ask him for money
Lawrence: so unfortunately she did not allow me to see him
Lawrence: so this monrning i called him on phone
Lawrence: and i tell him that i want to make use of is drivers license
Lawrence: and he gave it to me
Lawrence: ok
Joyce N. : Okay
Lawrence: and the money he is expecting it from me as from next week friday
Lawrence: coz of my school registration
Joyce N. : I understand
Lawrence: when will i be hoping to hear from you?
Joyce N. : Soon probably
Lawrence: when ?
Joyce N. : Sometime
Joyce N. : Whenever I get the time to do it
Lawrence: lol you dont get what i am saying
Lawrence: when are you going to send it lol?
Joyce N. : What's with the  LOL?
Joyce N. : Are you laughing at me?
Lawrence: nope
Joyce N. : I don't like to be laughed at
Lawrence: it is a slang
Joyce N. : Yeah, but you're laughing about something
Lawrence: i am not laughing at all
Joyce N. : Maybe you won't be laughing so much when I don't send you your money
Lawrence: i swear to you
Lawrence: lol believe me i am not laughing
Joyce N. : You know that LOL means Laughing Out Loud
Lawrence: yes
Joyce N. : So what are you laughing about?
Lawrence: noting lol
Joyce N. : Fine
Lawrence: i am not laughing
Joyce N. : Forget the money
Joyce N. : You can laugh your way straight to hell
Lawrence: no i am not laughing
Lawrence: believe me
Joyce N. : I'm done
Lawrence: why ?
Lawrence: i am appologising to you
Lawrence: i said i am sorry
Joyce N. : I don't care.  LOL
Lawrence: pls
Lawrence: you should not treat me this way
Lawrence: Lol what ever i have done to you
Lawrence: pls have mercy on me
Lawrence: ok
Joyce N. : I don't like being laughed at and mocked
Lawrence: i am very sorry
Joyce N. : You won't be laughing at old Joyce Nelson anymore
Lawrence: yes i promise
Joyce N. : It's over because I don't want to talk with you anymore
Lawrence: God
Lawrence: pls Joyce Nelson pls forgive me
Lawrence: i wont do that again
Joyce N. : Do you swear that you won't laugh at me anymore?
Lawrence: yes
Lawrence: i promise
Joyce N. : Okay.  I accept your apology
Lawrence: thank you
Joyce N. : You're welcome
Lawrence: kool

Lawrence apparently ran out of time at his cafe.

The next day...



Lawrence: Hello
Joyce N. : Hello
Lawrence: how are you doing ?
Joyce N. : I'm fine.   How are you?
Lawrence: i am kool
Joyce N. : Same here
Lawrence: ok
Lawrence: so what about what you want  to help ?
Joyce N. : What?
Lawrence: the money
Joyce N. : I haven't sent anything yet
Lawrence: ok
Lawrence: so when will you send it pls
Joyce N. : Maybe this weekend
Lawrence: ok
Lawrence: and you have to give me your address and full name
Joyce N. : Why?
Lawrence: that is what i will  use to collect it
Lawrence: coz the bank will ask me such
Joyce N. : what do you mean?
Joyce N. : You just hand them the check and cash it
Lawrence: ok
Lawrence: but lol i dont really understand
Joyce N. : Don't understand what?
Lawrence: i mean the check stuff
Lawrence: that wont be easier for me
Joyce N. : I thought you wanted me to write a check?
Lawrence: not a check
Joyce N. : I'm not sending cash
Lawrence: just send me the money to that address
Joyce N. : I will not send you cash
Lawrence: why ?
Joyce N. : Because people don't do that
Joyce N. : It will get stolen
Lawrence: ok
Lawrence: do what ever you want to do for me ok
Lawrence: coz i really want to go back to study
Joyce N. : Shouldn't you be in school now?
Lawrence: yes
Joyce N. : Did you drop out or something?
Lawrence: nope
Lawrence: i have finished my high school
Lawrence: i want to futher my education to the unversity
Lawrence: ok
Joyce N. : I'll write a check to the university
Joyce N. : What's the name of the university and the Dean?
Lawrence: not to the university
Joyce N. : Why?
Lawrence: i have not entered
Joyce N. : Yeah, but you're as good as enrolled when I submit payment
Lawrence: coz i am still seeking for my admission
Lawrence: so when my name is out of the school list that will be ok
Joyce N. : I don't like the sound of this
Joyce N. : I withdraw my offer
Lawrence: why ?
Joyce N. : This doesn't sound right to me
Lawrence: why ?
Lawrence: tell me why ?
Joyce N. : You should have no objection to me writing a check to the university
Lawrence: i told you that i have not entered yet
Joyce N. : So you shouldn't need the money then
Joyce N. : That solves that matter
Lawrence: and i dont want you to send it to the university
Joyce N. : It's okay, because I don't think I want to send anything now
Lawrence: pls
Joyce N. : No.  I'm all weirded out now
Lawrence: ok lol
Lawrence: i we will talk about this
Joyce N. : I don't think that will help
Lawrence: why ?
Joyce N. : Because I've made my decision
Lawrence: for not sending it or what ?
Joyce N. : Yes.  I made decision for not helping
Lawrence: pls Joyce i beg you
Lawrence: pls help me out
Joyce N. : I'm sorry, but the answer is no
Lawrence: i have nobody else to go to
Joyce N. : Hell is always an option
Joyce N. : So feel free to go there
Lawrence: well if you say so
Joyce N. : Yeah
Lawrence: but i know one day you will make up your mind
Joyce N. : I already made up my mind

Two days later...


Lawrence:  Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast,
it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking,
it is not easily angered,
it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
Joyce N. : What?
Lawrence:  If you have it [love],
you don't need to have anything else.
If you don't have it,
it doesn't matter much what else you do have.
Joyce N. : So what are you trying to say?
Lawrence: about friendship
Joyce N. : Sounds like love talk to me
Lawrence: yeah
Lawrence: the first one is about friendship
Joyce N. : Okay
Lawrence: so what up
Joyce N. : Nothing much here
Joyce N. : How about you?
Lawrence: boring
Joyce N. : I'm sorry to hear that
Joyce N. : May I view your cam please?



Joyce N. : Thank you
Lawrence: ok
Lawrence:  The past cannot be changed,
the future is still in your power.
Joyce N. : Yes.  Excellent observation
Lawrence:  A champion is someone who gets up,
even when he can't.
Joyce N. : My favorite champion was Stone Cold
Lawrence: i too
Lawrence: and heatman
Joyce N. : Are you talking about Bret "The Hitman" Hart?
Joyce N. : or The Human Torch?
Joyce N. : because one's a real wrester and the other's a fake comic book character
Lawrence: ok
Joyce N. : The boy behind you just died



Lawrence: were
Joyce N. : Behind you
Joyce N. : Yellow shirt



Lawrence: yes
Lawrence: he is not dead
Lawrence: he is sleeping
Joyce N. : You should poke him with a stick just to be sure
Lawrence: he is sleeping
Joyce N. : Okay
Joyce N. : So I should cancel the ambulance I just called?



Lawrence: ok
Lawrence: yeah
Lawrence: you are very funny
Joyce N. : Thank you
Lawrence: ok
Lawrence: i have to go now
Lawrence: bye
Joyce N. : Bye



Lawrence:  Don't let today's disappointments
cast a shadow on tomorrow's dreams.
Joyce N. : I enjoyed chatting with you again
Lawrence: me too

The next day...


Joyce N. : Hello
Lawrence: Hello
Joyce N. : How are you today?
Lawrence: i am kool
Lawrence: and you ?
Joyce N. : I'm doing fine.
Joyce N. : Do you have your webcam with you today?
Lawrence: you want to see ?
Joyce N. : Yes, please
Lawrence: ok
Lawrence: no problem



Lawrence: hey what are you doing now /
Joyce N. : Just hanging out
Lawrence: ok
Joyce N. : How has your day been so far?
Lawrence: my was kool
Lawrence: and you ?
Joyce N. : My day just began, but it's going fine
Lawrence: ok



Joyce N. : It looks like the ladies love you
Lawrence: WHO
Joyce N. : Two girls behind you
Lawrence: NO
Lawrence: THEY ARE NOT LADYS
Lawrence: they are boys
Lawrence: they are my friend
Joyce N. : My apologies
Lawrence: ok
Joyce N. : Would you like a better pic as your display image?



Lawrence: lol how did you get this ?
Joyce N. : I just took it
Lawrence: where ?
Joyce N. : On here about a minute ago
Lawrence: with mine or what ?
Joyce N. : On your webcam
Joyce N. : I pressed ALT+PTR-SCR
Joyce N. : then I pasted it into Paint
Lawrence: ok
Joyce N. : I have another one that I took also
Lawrence: ok
Lawrence: let me see it ok
Joyce N. : http://home.earthlink.net/~mrjamespruitt/Lawrence-11.gif




Note from James:  Here's Lawrence's reaction...

He then called over his friend to take a look...


Joyce N. : You like it!
Lawrence: lol how come do you do it
Joyce N. : It was all that talk about love yesterday
Lawrence: see dont you know what that means
Joyce N. : Yeah.  It means we've got a baby comin'
Joyce N. : We'll call him Little Larry
Lawrence: i was laying on your body
Joyce N. : and thrusting!
Lawrence: lol it is not funny
Joyce N. : Is it possible for an entire sentence to be an oxymoron?
Lawrence: well but why do you use my pics and yours
Lawrence: dont you know it is an offence
Joyce N. : This was funny and you know it
Joyce N. : I saw you laughing
Lawrence: yeah
Joyce N. : I took pics of you laughing
Lawrence: when ?
Joyce N. : Just now
Lawrence: why ?
Joyce N. : I want to put them on my website
Lawrence: do you have a website ?
Joyce N. : Yes
Joyce N. : http://home.earthlink.net/~mrjamespruitt/Lawrence.html




Lawrence shuts down his webcam and blocks me.