Mike's Potential Victim:

Joyce Nelson The lovable Joyce is a 49 year old widow.  She's a fast machine, she keeps her motor clean, she's the best damn woman Mike's ever seen.  Little does Mike know, she's not really a  woman.  She's a 27 year old man.
About the scammer:
Name:  Mike Scott / James Jendol
Email:  heartedlookingforlove@yahoo.com
Location:  Lagos, Nigeria
Profile:  MySpace


I'm Mike,i came accross your profile while searching on this site, and saw you so attractive and decided to
im you. You are so pretty that i believe God spent extra time creating you and if i were to present your
picture in heaven, all the angels would hide their faces in shame.I'm a gentle hearted man, i like making friends because friends are the best. Love is not about body stature, but its all about what is in the heart. what i care about is u are beautiful and i wish to be the man you've
always wanted and i'm sure you and i would work things nicely beaing together. I like holding hands This am Yahoo ID heartedlookingforlove Thanks so much

From Mike Scott


Mike : Hello baby
Joyce: Hello
Mike : How are u doing today
Joyce: I'm fine.  How are you?
Mike : am cool
Mike : were u from
Joyce: North Carolina
Mike : ok baby
Mike : am Mike by name am from ohio but in westafrica  i have store in africa
Mike : and u
Joyce: My name is Joyce
Joyce: and I don't have any stores in Africa
Mike : i have stores in africa me
Joyce: What kind of stores?
Mike : i sell good like electronic

Note from James:  For those of you studying or playing the home game, if a scammer says he owns an electronics store (and/or a clothing store), that means he most likely has or anticipates having a stolen credit card.  The credit card will be used to purchase various electronics, namely iPods and portable DVD players.  But none of that matters right now.  We're just getting started.

Mike : what do u do for a living ?
Joyce: I am a book supplier
Mike : ok baby
Mike : do u have kids
Joyce: I have one adult son
Mike : ok nice
Mike : i have 1 son called jimmy
Mike : 20 yr boy
Mike : and u
Joyce: That is my son's name too!
Joyce: Except I call him James because he's not a little boy or a slow adult
Mike : wow
Mike : do u have bf?
Joyce: Not currently
Mike : ok
Mike : am single and u
Joyce: Yes.  I just told you I was
Mike : how old u jayce
Joyce: I am 49
Mike : am 50yr
Mike : am looking for a nice woman and caring goods honest ok baby
Joyce: I conisder myself to be an honest person
Mike : thats nice
Joyce: Thanks
Mike : ok
Mike : i  am a christain and am single i look up online and i found you any way and am intrested in knowing you more here is something you will like to know about me my hobbies and about my self hobbies.
Joyce: I'd love to hear it
Mike : good

Note from James:  Mike then goes into a routine of pasting info that obviously was ripped off from a personal ad, followed by some random comments/questions, then repeating.  I have italicized all the pasting in case you feel like skipping it.  I skipped most of it myself  when I was chatting with the guy.

Mike : I am a romantic person and I like going for a walk along the sea, a home cosines, to read a good book and to listen a soft music. I am also a sociable person and like to communicate with different people and to share with them my knowledge. I enjoy different holidays, I like to have fun , smiling, traveling and sports
Joyce: I look forward to you sharing your knowledge with me
Mike : really
Joyce: Of course.  You're like my own personal Socrates
Mike : do u have anyboby in africa ?
Joyce: Not that I know of
Mike : do u sure baby jayce
Joyce: Yes
Joyce: Why do you ask?
Mike : nothing just to be sure of urself ok
Mike : romantic but at the same time I try to be objective evaluating the world surrounding me. I do like admiring the seascape which make you feel like leaving for a distant journey, learning something new you have never known before
Joyce: Nice
Mike : ok
Mike : I like dancing in the discotheques and spending romantic evenings with candlelight listening to quiet melodies. I take interest in fitness, swimming and often make runs along the sea side. I like cooking but tasting something another person has cooked feels fine, too
Joyce: very nice
Mike : ty
Mike : do u have house baby ?
Joyce: Yes
Joyce: Same house for almost 30 years
Mike : ok
Mike : do sure that don't have bf baby ?
Joyce: Are you calling me a liar?
Mike : no baby
Mike : just sure
Mike : be honest with me ok
Joyce: It sounds like you are calling me a liar
Mike : am sorry baby
Joyce: I don't like being called a liar and I don't like being threatened
Mike :  I know that somewhere in this world there is a person who wants to find love, hope and mutual understanding as much as I do. The relations between a man and a woman should be based on trust and respect, being able to solve any problem by the way of compromises. That’s the way to keep the sparkle of love burning for many years. I have been looking for a woman to share all the secret things with him and to feel her presence despite many miles between us... My one and only, where are you? I want to find you so much
Joyce: okay
Joyce: Thanks for the novel
Mike : ok hunn
Mike : do u stay alone in ur home?
Joyce: Yes
Joyce: Just me and my dog?
Mike : ok hunn
Mike : how did u get to buy ur house?
Joyce: My late husband built it around 1978
Mike : that means u didn,t get it thruogh home equilty online?
Joyce: No
Mike : ok hunn
Mike : babe how u do feel staying alone?
Joyce: I don't mind. 
Joyce: More food for me
Mike : I am honest,real, easygoing, down to earth, fun loving, passionate, caring, outgoing and spontaneous. I would love to meet someone that I can be with
A creative soul, big on smiles, fun and embracing what life has to offer. Music coarses through me, be it reggae, cool jazz, latin salsa or gospel. Ocean breezes lapping at my toes
Joyce: That's nice, but I'm not into any of those styles of muic
Joyce: I mostly like rock, blues, classic country, and bluegrass
Mike : do u have a cam love to see ur lovely face on ur cam
Joyce: No
Joyce: Do you?
Mike : u are so cute on ur pics
Joyce: Thank you very much
Mike : and i hope u will till when i get back to state to meet the woman of my life
Joyce: hope what?
Mike : hope u will be the woman in my heart
Joyce: I would like to be
Mike : yes baby
Mike : I am an accomplished man, who strives to suceed in every aspect of my life.I am looking for someone who is honest with me and themselves. I want someone who can be my equal and my partner I'm not looking for the Fabio's of the world. I just want someone who is comfortable in their own skin (not to be mistaken with being "Cocky").
I love to go to the beach, to travel, dine out. I mostly hang out with friends and family. I have fun when its the right time
Joyce: I agree
Joyce: I don't like Fabio either
Mike : oh
Mike : am sorry
Joyce: It's okay.  It seems our hatred of him is bringing us closer
Mike : ok baby
Mike : plz brb
Joyce: How long?
Mike : about1hr
Mike : plz k baby
Joyce: I'm not waiting here an hour
Joyce: We'll chat again another day
Mike : plz baby
Joyce: Do you think I spend all day online?
Mike : can u give ur number ok
Joyce: We'll chat again some other time
Mike : ok bye
Joyce: Bye

The next day...

Mike : hello baby
Joyce: Hello
Mike : how are u doing today
Joyce: I'm fine. How are you?
Mike : am cool
Mike : i miss so much baby
Joyce: I missed you too
Mike : how is ur work and family i hope u all fine
Joyce: All is well
Mike : ok baby
Joyce: ok

Note from James:  And he immediately starts with the pasting...

Mike : romantic but at the same time I try to be objective evaluating the world surrounding me. I do like admiring the seascape which make you feel like leaving for a distant journey, learning something new you have never known before. I like dancing in the discotheques and spending romantic evenings with candlelight listening to quiet melodies. I take interest in fitness, swimming and often make runs along the sea side. I like cooking but tasting something another person has cooked feels fine,
Joyce: Nice
Mike : yw
Mike : I know that somewhere in this world there is a person who wants to find love, hope and mutual understanding as much as I do. The relations between a man and a woman should be based on trust and respect, being able to solve any problem by the way of compromises. That’s the way to keep the sparkle of love burning for many years. I have been looking for a woman to share all the secret things with him and to feel her presence despite many miles between us... My one and only, where are you? I want to find you so much...
Joyce: That's very true
Mike : sure baby
Mike : relationship is all about......im also a God fearing person .....and im also a faithful man....... My philosophy on life is to live one day at a time and trust God; to love God, life, family and all children. On a date, I enjoy walks, movies, going out to eat, dancing, or just about anything as long as I enjoy the person I'm with. I'm looking for someone who wants to take it slow in developing a relationship
Joyce: Good for you
Mike :  wanna hold your hand... I know... that's an old Beatle song...but it's true. I would love to find someone special to hold hands with while walking on a beach or watching a sunset; or while just doing ordinary things like driving in the car or grocery shopping. I want someone that can appreciate those basic signs of affection that mean so much and the simple pleasures that make our lives worth living
Joyce: My favorite Beatles song is "Blackbird"
Mike : wow
Mike : tell more about baby joyce
Joyce: What would you like to know?
Mike : anything baby
Joyce: If there's something you want to know, you have to ask
Mike : ok baby
Mike : I feel confused,but all of the noise fades away and I forget my worries when I think about you.Sometimes I feel ovewhelmed by life,and sometimes I don't know what to do,but everything suddenly feels right when i read your email and not minding the content of your email,i sudenlly feel happy and i realise we really have not known each other but things are happening to me so soon and i want to and try to slow down but i really can't help but write and i am kinda patient to see where this leads us to and i pray and hope we will find our right parths together and then we can meet and work things out...well i gotta go now until i hear from you stay safe and take care of yourself..do have a lovely and blessed rest of yourday today
Joyce: Okay
Joyce: Bye
Mike : were u go to baby
Joyce: You said you were leaving
Mike : what do u mean
Joyce: In your last message
Joyce: You said...
Joyce: "well i gotta go now until i hear from you stay safe and take care of yourself..do have a lovely and blessed rest of yourday today"
Mike : oh am sorry baby
Joyce: Okay
Joyce: So are you leaving?
Mike : know am here withu baby
Mike : do u like love pomes honey
Joyce: Not really
Mike : why baby
Joyce: I don't like them because I hate them
Mike : oh ic
Mike : honey do u know am crazy about u?
Joyce: Thanks
Mike : sure and am serious
Mike : do u love me?
Joyce: Yes. Of course I do.
Joyce: Do you love me?
Mike : oh my God am crazy about u and i love u so much
Joyce: I'm so happy to hear that
Mike : sure honey
Mike : hun will u be online later tonight?
Joyce: Probably not
Joyce: I've got something I have to do later
Mike : oh ok
Mike : hun i will love to have ur home add
Joyce: Why?
Mike : ok
Mike : hun i want to send u some flowers
Joyce: I'm sorry, but I'm not giving you my home address
Mike : hun do u trust me?
Joyce: Yes, but I do not give out my home address to anyone that I have not met
Mike : oh ok i understand u

Note from James:  As I ment  As I mentioned at the beginning, scammers want addresses because they have stolen credit card numbers.  A lot of times, scammers soften up the victim by purchasing flowers, candy, or some cheap-ass ring.   Regardless, I wasn't going along with it this time.

Joyce: Thank you for understanding
Mike : ur welcome
Mike : baby will u like my son to call u his mum?
Joyce: No
Mike : why?
Joyce: I am not his mother
Joyce: and I have not even met him
Mike : yea i know
Mike : he is here with me now
Joyce: Okay
Mike : u know since i divorcedhis mum hehas benn
Mike : asking me o n
Mike : he has been asking me for his mum
Mike : and i told him not to worry that he will have somebody very soon to call his mum
Joyce: You told me your son was 20 years old
Mike : yes
Joyce: Isn't he too old to be behaving this way?
Mike : well i dont know hunn
Joyce: He's a grown man
Joyce: He shouldn't be acting like a child
Mike : sure
Joyce: I don't care if you are reading this, Jimmy.  Grow up and act like a man!
Mike : well u know since he was young he havent set his eyes on his mum
Mike : he said he knows but he just need someone to call his mum
Joyce: He's too old for that
Mike : yeA
Joyce: If he doesn't grow up, you should give him a paddling
Mike : yea baby
Joyce: There are people younger than him dying in Iraq
Mike : haha

Note from James:  Maybe that "haha" was a late response to my paddling remark but I don't think it was.

Joyce: Why is that funny?
Mike : yea i know
Joyce: Do you think our nation's brave young men dying for our freedom is funny?
Mike : well hun lets forget about that now
Joyce: I can not believe you would mock the death of our troops!
Mike : yea

Note from James:  I sign off

Mike : Hello Honey
Mike : U there

The next day...

Mike : hello My love
Joyce: Hello
Mike : how are u doing today
Joyce: I'm fine.  How are you?
Mike : i miss u so much sweetie
Joyce: I missed you too
Mike : ok baby
Mike : happy sunday sweetie
Joyce: Thanks
Mike : i hope u all fine and ur family
Joyce: Yes.  All is well
Joyce: I hope everything is great with you too
Mike : yes honey
Mike : jimmy said hey
Joyce: Hey to Jimmy
Mike : thanks so much baby
Joyce: You're welcome
Mike : i need you in my life joyce
Joyce: That's mighty nice of you
Mike : yes baby

Note from James:  The unoriginal bastard again starts with the copying and pasting...

Mike : Life is so unpredictable. Changes always come along, in big or small ways. I don't know what happened that this sudden change has turned my world upside down. I don't know exactly what it is, it just hit me, but there is something really special about you
Joyce: Thank you kindly
Mike : yeah baby
Mike : baby do u love me joyce?
Joyce: Of course I do
Mike : i miss so much baby
Joyce: I missed you too
Mike : I know you're there, alone in your bed
And I want you to think of me
And I want you to imagine how it would be
Feeling my body
So close, so hot and so tender
And you hear me whispering in your ears
Words you've never heard before
Oh, listen, baby
Joyce: ok
Mike : yeah
Mike : And when you fall asleep
I want you to dream of me
And I know your dreams will tell you
All that could happen
When you taste my salty skin
Joyce: ok
Mike : baby will u be my Queen
Mike : joyce
Mike : ?
Joyce: I would rather be Prime Minister.  That is where the real power lies
Mike : sweet i can,t wait to meet u
Mike : i can,t wait to be with u
Mike : i wish i could fly come over there and meet u
Mike : i wish i could take a flight be coming
Mike : babe i really want u in my arms
Joyce: I would love to meet you too
Joyce: That's one of my top five or six wishes
Mike : honey i do believe and have faith that oneday we going to meet
Joyce: Me too
Mike : so sweety can u do me a favour?
Joyce: What is it?
Mike : sweety can u lend me 200$ i need to pay my workers i have 700$ with me right now and after the transaction am going to pay u back i promise and if u want it in interest
Joyce: Why do you not have any money?
Mike : i only have 700 with me and i need to pay them 900 its was a deal we did and after i pay them am going to profit more money from it
Joyce: Okay
Joyce: When do you expect the transaction to occur?
Mike : its was our business and i am the manager of the company and i need to pay them after that i will gain more money from it
Mike : i promise not to fail
Joyce: I believe you
Mike : and i will be coming back to the state after i pay them and i will pay u the money in interest if u want it
Joyce: Okay. I will lend it to you
Mike : Ok so do u know any nearest western union store closer to you
Joyce: Every gas station does Western Union
Mike : Ok so do u need the info to send me the money to
Joyce: okay
Joyce: Let me get a pen
Mike : Ok
Mike : here is the info to send me the money to
Mike : NAME: JAMES JENDOL
CITY: IKEJA
STATE: LAGOS
ZIPCODE: 23401
COUNTRY: NIGERIA

  TEXT QUESTION: PET
   TEXT ANSWER: CAT
Mike : u got it
Mike : and get back to me with the refrence number that is the Mtcn number and senders name and address
Mike : u can send it to my email its heartedlookingforlove@yahoo.com
Joyce: Okay
Joyce: I've got it
Mike : Ok so can u go send it now
Mike : so i can wait for u to get back
Joyce: No
Joyce: I'll do it tomorrow
Mike : Ok
Mike : as soon as u send it tomorrow just get back with the info to my email
Joyce: I'll try to get it done early tomorrow morning before work
Mike : ok thank u so much for helping me and i promise i will allways treat u the way woman suppose to be treated
Joyce: You're welcome
Mike : so sweety what ur home address and phone number?
Joyce: You don't need a phone number to claim money, but here is my address:
Joyce: Joyce Nelson / 615 N. Front St. / Wilmington, NC 28403
Mike : hon don,t u mind if i even call u anytime to hear ur lovely voice
Joyce: Sorry, but we're going to keep this as an online thing for now
Joyce: As the relationship grows, we will move towards that
Mike : Ok Hun
Joyce: Okay
Mike : sweety let me rush go see my son now i will talk to you later
Mike : i told him about u and he was so happy
Joyce: Tell him I said hey again
Mike : have a nice day
Mike : take good care of urself stay bless
Joyce: You too
Joyce: Goodbye

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


Hello Mike,

I'm sorry if I'm late.  I have sent the money and here are the claims details.

MTCN:  7003681580
Sender:  Joyce Nelson / 615 N. Front St. / Wilmington, NC 28403
Receiver:  James Jendol / Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria, 23401
Test Question:  Pet?
Answer:  Cat
Amount:  $200

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

Love always,

Joyce


Early the next morning, the scammer came online and received the message.  He then took the fake claims info to Western Union and, of course, made an ass out of himself.   He then took the long and lonely Western Union Walk of Shame back to the internet cafe and he sent the following offline messages...


Mike Scott (8/6/2007 10:24:13 AM): hello hunn
Mike Scott (8/6/2007 10:24:16 AM): how are u doing today?
Mike Scott (8/6/2007 10:25:27 AM): hope all is well with you out there ?hunn i need to talk to you on here now....concerning the money you sent across to me.hunn i went to the western union outlet over here to cash it ...but they said it cann,t be track .hunn that means there is no money been sent across
Mike Scott (8/6/2007 10:25:53 AM): hunn plz kindly let me know what is really going on out there .hope to read from u anytime from now hunn

Later that day...

Mike : Hello Honey
Mike : How are u doing today
Joyce: Hello
Joyce: I'm fine.  How are you?
Mike : AM NOT DOING GREAT BABY
Joyce: Why?
Mike : I WANT TTO BANK AND THEY TOLD ME THAT THEY IS NO MONEY IN THE INFORMATION U GAVE ME
Mike : IN THE MTSN??
Joyce: Why?
Mike : I DONT KNOW
Mike : CAN U GAVE ME THE CORRECT MTSN NOW?
Joyce: 7003681580
Joyce: What kind of mistake did you make?
Mike : NO BABY
Joyce: Are you sure?
Mike : yeah baby
Joyce: I don't see how they could not give it to you.  That pretty much narrows it down to your mistake
Mike : can u call the money back
Mike : and re-send it
Joyce: How?
Mike : u will just go to the bank and collect the money and re-send it
Mike : they will give it to u
Joyce: I can't go back today
Mike : why baby
Mike : the bank is still open
Joyce: Yeah, but I am not going back into town
Joyce: I'm already home now
Mike : can u call them that they is a problem?
Joyce: Okay
Joyce: Will they let me do this over the phone?
Mike : yeah baby try it and complain to them
Joyce: Okay
Joyce: I will do that
Mike : pls do that now
Joyce: Okay
Joyce: I will call them now

Note from James:  I sat there silent for a few minutes while I "called"

Mike : ok
Mike : how is it baby?
Mike : baby are u there?

Note from James:  After another couple of minutes...

Joyce:
Mike : what is it baby?
Joyce:
Joyce:
Joyce:
Mike : baby i dont want all this pla talk tome
Mike : ok
Joyce: I have never been so embarrassed in all my born days!!!
Mike : what is it baby
Mike : who embarrased u?
Joyce: You did!!
Mike : how baby??
Joyce: I can't believe I actually sent you money.  
Mike : what do u mean baby
Joyce: The people on the phone treated me as if I were some kind of fool
Joyce:
Joyce: That was the most embarrassing phone call of my life
Mike : baby i dont understand u anymore
Mike : baby what did they tell u on phone?
Joyce: I am sending it to you now
Mike : ok
Joyce: I want you to hear the embarrassment I felt

Note from James:  I selected the "send file" and I sent Mike the "phone call" to Western Union.  Click below to hear the phone call.  (Mike was given an MP3 of the call, but I have added visuals since I was having it hosted on You Tube).


Mike : pls dont let them make u mad at me
Mike : plssssssssss
Joyce: I'm mad at them for laughing and I'm mad at your for causing it!
Mike : ohh no baby some one is bordring ur heart now i can fell it
Joyce: You hurt my feelings, Mike
Joyce: You did!
Mike : how baby u know i cant do that
Joyce: You embarrassed the shit out of me
Mike : but am not the fuailt baby
Joyce: You tried to dupe me and take my money
Mike : baby pls stop saying tht plsssss
Joyce: You are a duper!
Mike : how can i do that
Joyce: You will not take my money! I will not allow it!
Mike : now u are embarrasing me in the pressence of jimmy
Joyce: Fuck you
Joyce: and FUCK JIMMY
Mike : do u mean that
Joyce: Yes
Joyce: I hope Jimmy dies today
Joyce: That will teach you a lesson!
Mike : god will not that to happened to me ok
Joyce: Maybe you both will die today
Joyce: but I hope Jimmy dies first so you will be sad for a little while
Mike : baby why all this
Mike : i u dont have to this tome
Joyce: I'm not doing anything to you
Joyce: I'm doing it to Jimmy
Joyce: The sins of the father are passed on to the son
Mike : get lost