Nelson's Potential Victim:

Joyce Nelson The lovable Joyce is a 45 year old widow.  This girl just wants to have fun.  Little does the scammer know, Joyce isn't a girl at all.  She's a 27 year old man.
About the scammer:
Name:  Nelson Villa / Johnson Mark / Passionate Man Villa
Email:  nelson_villa33@yahoo.com & nelson_villa33@myway.com
Location:  Lagos, Nigeria
Profile:  MySpace
Note:  Since this scammer uses the name Nelson, which is also the last name of my fictional character, I had to change the usual format of chat transcripts.  I didn't want to confuse my regular readers.  I hope all six of you appreciate it.


hello ....... How are you doing today and how is the weather where you are . My name is nelson villa I am a private pilot.While i was searching for profiles i found yours and you caught my eye .so i could not wait for a min without sending you a mail and i also composed this poem for you In your arms is where I desire to be not just for the moment but forever Mere words cannot begin to express how much I wish we were together I know you feel same thing.but the feelings I have for you are true Being without you is painful to say the least for the simple fact that i am really falling for you. I really have the feelings that we have alot in common and would want us to get together and be good
friends and maybe more,i am a nice honest,loving,caring,trustworthy,one woman
one man,kind,outgoing ,sense of humor and i hope with this you will be interested in knowing more about me . I am also looking for a woman who have the qualities a good woman is surpose to have like ,one who is honest,loving,caring,trustwor thy,one man woman,one who is not a cheat,one who i would share the rest of my life with. I also want to let you know that i am not here for games i am really here to find a my soulmate who i will share the rest of my life with and i have the feelings that it's you . I could love to hear from you on what you think about me and as we get to know more better i will email you some more
pictures of me which i feel you will like . I have a yahoo messenger screen name and personal mail which is nelson_villa33@yahoo.com that is my yahoo instant messager id u can send me a mail to my
private email adress which is nelson_villa33@myway.com and you can also need
instant message me on my yahoo if you have a yahoo messenger, you can send mail or add me to your list. I really want to be your good friend for now and maybe more as soon as we get to know better so i feel after
you read this you will get more attention to me ...Regards,

nelson cares....................


The Scammer (Nelson): Hi
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Hello
The Scammer (Nelson): I'm cool
The Scammer (Nelson): Name pls
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Joyce
The Scammer (Nelson): I'm nelson
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Nelson is my last name
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Pretty cool coincidence
The Scammer (Nelson): Location
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): North Carolina
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): How's about you?
The Scammer (Nelson): california
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Okay
The Scammer (Nelson): pls what re' u doing 4 living
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I'm a book supplier
The Scammer (Nelson): which types of book
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Mostly college textbooks
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): but also some nudies
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): How about you?  What do you do?
The Scammer (Nelson): PILOT
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Cool
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): What type of pilot?
The Scammer (Nelson): private pilot
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Plane or copter?
The Scammer (Nelson): I work 4 construction
The Scammer (Nelson): company
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Oh.  I always thought they used bulldozers and forklifts
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
The Scammer (Nelson): Can u tell me more of ur self
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): What would you like to know?
The Scammer (Nelson): Some things about u ,that i ve'nt ask u
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): If you have something you want to know, you need to ask
The Scammer (Nelson): ur age
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): 45
The Scammer (Nelson): But u young like 35 age
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): You're mighty kind
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): You look young too.  Like one of those men that still look like little boys
The Scammer (Nelson): i'm 40yr of age
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): You profile said you were 46
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): So which is it?
The Scammer (Nelson): no
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Yes
The Scammer (Nelson): check it back
The Scammer (Nelson): 1967
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): http://www.myspace.com/185612776
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt):      "I AM LOOKING FOR MY RIGHT WOMAN ( NO HEAD GAMES PLS)"

Male
46 years old

United States
The Scammer (Nelson): it is computer error
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): No.  My computer doesn't make errors
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
The Scammer (Nelson): brb

Note:  Nelson then corrects his mistake on his MySpace profile.

Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): okay
The Scammer (Nelson): i saw 40yrs
The Scammer (Nelson): in my profile
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Okay.  I'll take your word for it
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
The Scammer (Nelson): ve' u married
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I was married for 18 years
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): but not anymore
The Scammer (Nelson): Why
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): He passed away in 1998
The Scammer (Nelson): I' sory 4 that
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): It's okay.  He had no business putting all those shrimp in his mouth
The Scammer (Nelson): i'm a widowed
The Scammer (Nelson): i lost her through motor accident
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Oh.  A biker chick?
The Scammer (Nelson): How many children do ve'
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I have one adult son
The Scammer (Nelson): i ve' one son
The Scammer (Nelson): his name is michael
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): My son's name is James
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
The Scammer (Nelson): What re' u looking in man
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Kindness, honesty and wackiness
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
The Scammer (Nelson): that is good
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): How about you?  What are you looking for in a man?
The Scammer (Nelson): Honest,trustworth and god fearing
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Good
The Scammer (Nelson): What religion re'u
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Christian
The Scammer (Nelson): I'm christian  also
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): So am I
The Scammer (Nelson): Do ve'belive in god
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): It wouldn't make sense if a Christian didn't believe in God
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Will you be online later?
The Scammer (Nelson): yeap
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Okay
The Scammer (Nelson): what time
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I don't know. What time will you be on?
The Scammer (Nelson): I'm very sory that i dont tell u that i'm not in state now
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Where are you?
The Scammer (Nelson): i'm in west coast africa
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Why?
The Scammer (Nelson): due to my work nature i do trave
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Okay
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): You can tell me more about it later
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I really need to go now.  I've got some serious crap to deal with
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Talk to you soon
The Scammer (Nelson): what is time there?
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Goodbye
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
The Scammer (Nelson): bye

Two days later...


The Scammer (Nelson): hi
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Hello
The Scammer (Nelson): i'm fine
The Scammer (Nelson): u?
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I'm fine too
The Scammer (Nelson): what re' u up to today?
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Nothing much.  Just typing words to you
The Scammer (Nelson): do u go to the church today?
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): No
The Scammer (Nelson): why?
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I didn't think it was open
The Scammer (Nelson): why?
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): A lot of places close on Sundays
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
The Scammer (Nelson): hope no problem
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Probably not. 
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
The Scammer (Nelson): I went to church
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Good for you
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
The Scammer (Nelson): thanks
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): You're welcome
The Scammer (Nelson): Pls can i ask u little question
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): You may ask
The Scammer (Nelson): is under propability
The Scammer (Nelson): u may
The Scammer (Nelson): just tell me to ask u
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): What???
The Scammer (Nelson): pls how age his james
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): 27
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
The Scammer (Nelson): my michael is
The Scammer (Nelson): about to be 11
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): That's nice
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
The Scammer (Nelson): i need some one that ll' care for me in the rest of my life
The Scammer (Nelson): and tha ll' also betrustworth and henest
The Scammer (Nelson): mostly god fearing
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): That's what I'm looking for as well
The Scammer (Nelson): Can u be there for me ?
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Yes, as long as you are there for me
The Scammer (Nelson): okay
The Scammer (Nelson): i we be happy if u can keep ur promise
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I always keep my promises
The Scammer (Nelson): that mean will both ve' the same quality
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Yes.  I think we may have many similar qualities
The Scammer (Nelson): Can ll' pray tward this
The Scammer (Nelson): i mean toward our relationship
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): That sounds like a good idea
The Scammer (Nelson): can ll' pray now
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Fine by me
The Scammer (Nelson): let pray now
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): okay
The Scammer (Nelson): lead the prayer
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): okay
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt):  בּרוּךְ אַתּה יהוה אֱלהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, אֲשְׁר קִדְשָׁנוּ בְּמִצְוֹתָו וְצִוָּנוּ עַל נְטִילַת יָדָיִם
The Scammer (Nelson): amen
The Scammer (Nelson): which language re' u speking
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Prayer knows no language
The Scammer (Nelson): OK
The Scammer (Nelson): LOVE
The Scammer (Nelson): i love u so much
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I love you too
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
The Scammer (Nelson): honey
The Scammer (Nelson): i ll' soon be back to the state
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): How soon?
The Scammer (Nelson): Not all to 3weeks
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): okay
The Scammer (Nelson): ll' u marry me
The Scammer (Nelson): bcos i want to settle down
The Scammer (Nelson): immediatly i come back to state
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I'm not going to marry someone I've never met
The Scammer (Nelson): but u see my pics
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I'm not going to marry someone because of pics
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Besides, the pic doesn't show anything below the neck
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
The Scammer (Nelson): honey
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I think you're super cool, but I'm not going to marry someone I've never met in person
The Scammer (Nelson): i also ll' like to meet u impersome
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Good
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
The Scammer (Nelson): u just need to trust me
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I trust you
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
The Scammer (Nelson): pls can u tell me ur past
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): What about my past?
The Scammer (Nelson): what u ve' experience
The Scammer (Nelson): in  good and bad
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): That's a pretty broad question.  You have to be more specific if there's something you want to know
The Scammer (Nelson): ok

Note from James:  Long pause

Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Do you like stuff?
The Scammer (Nelson): u mean what?
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): That's how stupid your question was
The Scammer (Nelson): hahhahahah
The Scammer (Nelson): what do u like most in ur life
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Dogs and cats in little sweaters
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): and you?
The Scammer (Nelson): what i like most is some shuld be honest for what is doing
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): That's good to know
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
The Scammer (Nelson): i love u
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I love you too
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
The Scammer (Nelson): honey
The Scammer (Nelson): You make me feel special, like I'm your one and only.
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): You are
The Scammer (Nelson): yeap
The Scammer (Nelson):  You make me feel like I'm a star in the sky lighting up your life.
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I'm lit up alright
The Scammer (Nelson): You're always lighting up my heart with the things you do and say.
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): That sounds like something I might do
The Scammer (Nelson): yeap
The Scammer (Nelson):  I feel so happy just being with you this way.
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I'm happy too
The Scammer (Nelson): You're my baby, and will forever be my lover
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I feel the same for you
The Scammer (Nelson): You'll will always be the love of my life.
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): You will always be my favorite person in the world
The Scammer (Nelson): thank
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): You're welcome
The Scammer (Nelson): i want to ask u question
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): You may ask
The Scammer (Nelson): Honey how many men are you talking too on the internet???
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): My friends list is only friends and family
The Scammer (Nelson): Ohhh ok
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): So you have nothing to worry about.  LOL
The Scammer (Nelson): Ohhh ok
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): We'll continue this chat another time.  I need to go now
The Scammer (Nelson): Why....
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I'm about to cook some dinner
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Why are you acting surprised?
The Scammer (Nelson): Ohh ok
The Scammer (Nelson): I love you sweetheart
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I love you too
The Scammer (Nelson): Honey will you be my forever?
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I will
The Scammer (Nelson): Ok
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Take care
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Goodbye

The next day, we had another chat.  It all started when he sent this strange email...


The Scammer (Nelson): You are here and we are together. We have plans, we have dreams, and we have love. Do you really want to leave - to let this go away? We have something special, something I almost messed up once, but would never mess up again. What we have is special; many wish to have what we have, so why give up on something so real?
Baby, I may be leaving for college, but I will never leave you. I may not be around physically, but in my heart you are there. Do not compare yourself to the woman in my past, because they would never amount to anything you have, and that's why they were so easy to forget. You are not so easy to forget; you are in every song, every movie, and in my every dream.
When we are done with this little break, we can finally be together and make our dreams come true. Let's not destroy them before we give them a chance .... I love you baby, so don't run because of what you're scared of, just give us a chance, and you will see the love I have for you.
 
NELSON CARES........
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): What the hell is that message all about?
The Scammer (Nelson): U mean u dont like it
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): No.  It doesn't make any sense
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): It was written by a teenager about to go to college
The Scammer (Nelson): why do u ve to say that?
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Because it's obvious
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Are you going to explain?
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
The Scammer (Nelson): just a parable
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): No it's not
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): A parable is story that contains a moral
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): There's not moral here.  It's a letter
The Scammer (Nelson): k
The Scammer (Nelson): I'm sorry 4 that
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I accept your apology
The Scammer (Nelson): I just cares about u
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Try to read this stuff next time before you copy and paste
The Scammer (Nelson): k
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): How is everything with you?
The Scammer (Nelson): honey is fine
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): That's good to hear
The Scammer (Nelson): u?
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Everything's fine with me
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
The Scammer (Nelson): re' u talking with someone here
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): No.  Just you
The Scammer (Nelson): i mean online
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): No.  Just you
The Scammer (Nelson): u mean that
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): are you calling me a liar?
The Scammer (Nelson): no
The Scammer (Nelson): honey
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Good.  You better not do that
The Scammer (Nelson): i'm just asking
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): and I'm just telling you
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
The Scammer (Nelson): I LOVE U SO MUCH
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I love you too
The Scammer (Nelson): DO U PROMISE THAT U WONT TALK TO ANY OTHER MAN
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I only chat with friends and family
The Scammer (Nelson): OK
The Scammer (Nelson): DO U PROMISE ME
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I promise that I will only chat with my usual cohorts
The Scammer (Nelson): U KNOWS THAT PROMISE IS A DEBT
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): How is that?
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Explain
The Scammer (Nelson): PROMISE IS DEBT
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): That's not an explanation.  That's just repeating
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Now explain what you said
The Scammer (Nelson): Since u promise me, that mean u owed me something that is very very important than gold and money
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): How do I owe you anything?
The Scammer (Nelson): That is my bealive
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Whatever
The Scammer (Nelson): bcos i can shit u when i promise
The Scammer (Nelson): okay
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): What???
The Scammer (Nelson): that i love u and i we not love any other person again
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): no...
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Go back
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): What do you mean you can "shit me"?
The Scammer (Nelson): since i ve' promise u
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Do mean you're going to take a crap on my head?
The Scammer (Nelson): i can't i mean
The Scammer (Nelson): That i can date any woman again, since i ve find my right choice
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Okay, but no Cleveland Steamers
The Scammer (Nelson): okay
The Scammer (Nelson): how was ur son
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): He's fine, I guess
The Scammer (Nelson): michael ask me to extend his greating to u
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Tell him I said hello
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
The Scammer (Nelson): ihe want to talk with u
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): okay

Note from James:  Nelson then pretends to be his son, Michael.


The Scammer (Michael): helo mum
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I'm not your mum
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I am Mrs. Nelson to you
The Scammer (Michael): but u are also mum to me
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): No I'm not
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I am Mrs. Nelson
The Scammer (Michael): why?
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Because that's my name
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): and that's what you're going to call me
The Scammer (Michael): ok
The Scammer (Michael): mrs nelson
The Scammer (Michael): That's better
The Scammer (Michael): ok
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): So how are you today, Michael?
The Scammer (Michael): I'm fine
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): How old are you?
The Scammer (Michael): 10years of age
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): What grade are you in?
The Scammer (Michael): u mean my height or class
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Class
The Scammer (Michael): ok
The Scammer (Michael): class 5
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): That's good
The Scammer (Michael): ok
The Scammer (Michael): thank mrs nelson
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): You're welcome
The Scammer (Michael): nice meeting you
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): It was nice to meet you too, Michael
The Scammer (Michael): ok
The Scammer (Michael): bye
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Bye
The Scammer (Michael): let me call my dad
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): ok
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
The Scammer (Nelson): honey i'm here
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Welcome back
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
The Scammer (Nelson): what do re' u planing for ur weekend
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Actually, I was just about to start planning dinner right now
The Scammer (Nelson): why
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Because I'm hungry and I haven't started yet
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I enjoyed chatting with you again
The Scammer (Nelson): i also enjoy it with u
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Thanks
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Goodnight
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
The Scammer (Nelson): bye
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Bye

The next day...


The Scammer (Nelson): Hi
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Hello
The Scammer (Nelson): How was ur day?
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): My day is going fine
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): How about yours?
The Scammer (Nelson): Is cool
The Scammer (Nelson): Sweetheart i have been thinking about you since morning
The Scammer (Nelson): I wishe am there with you
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): That's sweet.  I think about you a lot too
The Scammer (Nelson): I have alote too tell you about my fellings  for you
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Okay
The Scammer (Nelson): Will you liketoo hear
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Yes.  Please tell
The Scammer (Nelson): Ok

Note:  Nelson then began copying and pasting corny lines from LovingYou.com.  He was trying to sweet talk Joyce because he's just about to go in for the kill...

The Scammer (Nelson): I can be myself when I am with you. Your idea of romance is dim lights, soft music, and just the two of us. Because you make me feel like I have never felt before.
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): ok
The Scammer (Nelson): I can tell you anything, and you won't be shocked. Your undying faith is what keeps the flame of our love alive. You and me together, we can make magic.
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): nice
The Scammer (Nelson): We're a perfect match. Thinking of you, fills me with a wonderful feeling. Your love gives me the feeling, that the best is still ahead. You never give up on me, and that's what keeps me going. You are simply irresistible
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): lovely
The Scammer (Nelson): I love you because you bring the best out of me. Your terrific sense of humor.
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): ok
The Scammer (Nelson): Everytime I look at you, my heart misses a beat. You're the one who holds the key to my heart.
The Scammer (Nelson): There is three letter words i really need too tell you
The Scammer (Nelson): Guess what?
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Die?
The Scammer (Nelson): Nop
The Scammer (Nelson): Try again?
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Mud?
The Scammer (Nelson): Nop
The Scammer (Nelson): Again
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Gum?
The Scammer (Nelson): No no no no
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I hope it's not fag?
The Scammer (Nelson): ???
The Scammer (Nelson): Here it is .........................I LOVE YOU ...
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): That's not a three letter word
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): That's a three word sentence
The Scammer (Nelson): On my own understanding that what i mean
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Well you misunderstood yourself
The Scammer (Nelson): oK
The Scammer (Nelson): Thanks for your correction
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): You're welcome
The Scammer (Nelson): Honey i feel like been together with you
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): That is what I want too
The Scammer (Nelson): Ok
The Scammer (Nelson): How can we work that out?
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I dont' know.  what do you think?
The Scammer (Nelson): Well i think of come too your state
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Okay.  That would be easier
The Scammer (Nelson): Yes
The Scammer (Nelson): But honey there is something can you help me ?
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Help you how?
The Scammer (Nelson): Well i'll need somemoney
The Scammer (Nelson): Becoz i dont think the money i have can book my fligth
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Why don't you have money?
The Scammer (Nelson): As i told you befor they have not pay me for the contract i came too do here
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Why didn't they pay you?
The Scammer (Nelson): Becoz i want too quit this job am doing ...and it will take some time befor i get paid
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): That doesn't explain why you were not paid
The Scammer (Nelson): As soon as i get paid i'll refund you back your money oK
The Scammer (Nelson): That's why sweety
The Scammer (Nelson): I really need you badly
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): They have to pay you for your time
The Scammer (Nelson): Yes i know honey ....but you know that its is contract i have agree all this with them befor i started the job...
The Scammer (Nelson): They said is when i get back too state i'll be paid ...after 3 weeks
The Scammer (Nelson): The total money is $32,000
The Scammer (Nelson): Usd
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): How much do you need?
The Scammer (Nelson): I need $800
The Scammer (Nelson): You i can not leav micheal here
The Scammer (Nelson): We need too come together
The Scammer (Nelson): As soon as i get paid i'll refund the money back  ok
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): If I lent it to you, how could you guarantee that I would be repaid?
The Scammer (Nelson): Well honey as soon as i get to you ...after i spend some week with you ....
The Scammer (Nelson): So i'll contact the manager that i have get too the state ...and the next 3rd week i'll give them where too send the money too
The Scammer (Nelson): Honey when i get the money ...i'll repaid with $1000
The Scammer (Nelson): Ok
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): okay
The Scammer (Nelson): So when are you going too get the $800
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Do you swear to God on your life you will repay me?
The Scammer (Nelson): Honey i'll
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Say it
The Scammer (Nelson): I swear too God i'll repay you back with $1000
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Okay.  I believe you
The Scammer (Nelson): Ok
The Scammer (Nelson): Can i give you the information where you will send the money too?
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): okay
The Scammer (Nelson): well i'll need too ask my hotel manger about the info
The Scammer (Nelson): Ok
The Scammer (Nelson): BRB
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I'll wait
The Scammer (Nelson): Here is it
The Scammer (Nelson): Name: JONSHSON MARK
Add  :  113 jonshon street
City  : Ikeja
State : Lagos
Country:Nigeria
Zipcode:23401

Text question and anser you are going too use
Question ....Miracle of
Answer God
The Scammer (Nelson): You got it?
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Why do you want it sent to the manager?
The Scammer (Nelson): Honey he is the one who will get too the western union to get the money for me
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Why can't you do it?
The Scammer (Nelson): You know am not a citizen of this country ...
The Scammer (Nelson): Hes my hotel manager ...
The Scammer (Nelson): Not the manager that travelled
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Are you sure the manager won't rob you?
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): That's my main concern
The Scammer (Nelson): Ohhhh honey this is not the first time he's help someone here
The Scammer (Nelson): No he will not
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): You trust him?
The Scammer (Nelson): Yes
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Okay.  Then I trust him too
The Scammer (Nelson): So when are you seding it ...so that i 'll let him no
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I might do it in the morning if I have the time
The Scammer (Nelson): Ok
The Scammer (Nelson): Send me the details they gave too you in the western union ok
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I will
The Scammer (Nelson): send the information too my email add...
The Scammer (Nelson): Nelson_villa33@yahoo.com
The Scammer (Nelson): Ok
The Scammer (Nelson): You got it?
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Yes
The Scammer (Nelson): Ok
The Scammer (Nelson): What are you doing now?
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Printing the name and address you gave me
The Scammer (Nelson): Ok
The Scammer (Nelson): Let me know when you get it?
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I got it
The Scammer (Nelson): Honey do you have any western union store near to you
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Every gas station does Western Union transfer
The Scammer (Nelson): Ok
The Scammer (Nelson): well i need too go now
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Oh okay
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I'll miss you
The Scammer (Nelson): I miss you too
The Scammer (Nelson): should i expect the MTCN NUMBER TOMORROW
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I will try to get it done in the morning before work
The Scammer (Nelson): what time are you going too work?
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): 8:00 am
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
The Scammer (Nelson): am going now
The Scammer (Nelson): i'm missing you already
The Scammer (Nelson): ok
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Okay
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Take care
The Scammer (Nelson): Ok
The Scammer (Nelson): I LOVE YOU SO MUCH
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I love you too
The Scammer (Nelson): DO YOU LOVE ME?
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I just said I did
The Scammer (Nelson): Thanks so much
The Scammer (Nelson): Bye
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Bye

Late that night, I sent the following email with the standard fake info...


Hello Nelson,

I'm sorry I'm late.  I have sent the money and here is the claims information.

MTCN:  7003681580
Sender: Joyce Nelson / 615 N. Front St. / Wilmington, NC 28403
Receiver:  Johnson Mark / 113 Jonshon Street / Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
Test Question:  Miracle of
Answer:  God
Amount: $800

Talk with you later when I get home.  Take care.

Love always,

Joyce

Early the next morning, Nelson came online to find the fake info.  He then left the following offline messages...

passionate man villa (6/28/2007 6:54:12 AM): Hi honey, good morning.
passionate man villa (6/28/2007 6:59:43 AM): "Every minute I spent with you is like being in heaven and looking in an angel's eyes."
passionate man villa (6/28/2007 7:02:03 AM): Nelson,"If I ever saw an angel, it was in your eyes."
passionate man villa (6/28/2007 7:02:54 AM): Heaven's lost without you.

Two and a half hours later, Nelson took the Western Union Walk of Shame back to his internet cafe.  The humiliated scammer sent the following email...


Good Morning Dear , How r u doing Today, Hope ur having nice time Over there , Sweethearth Thank you very much for the true love you have for me , I really Appreciate the love and caring you have for me , Sweethearth Me and Mr Johnson mark just back from the western union Office , They said know money was send , Cos the brought fake 10 Digit ,To be sincerely Mr johnson mark really try so much for me to get this money , But they told us to come back to the sender and asked This Details Again
 
Full Sender name that was used to transfer this money
 
Recievers Name
 
And please Cross check the 10 Numbers again and resend it
 
Please sweethearth do this for me as soon as possible , im waiting to hear back from you, Thank you very much for ur caring.

Later that day...


Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Hello
The Scammer (Nelson): hi honey
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Hello
The Scammer (Nelson): Do u see my message in ur box
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Yes.  I just received it
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): just finished reading it
The Scammer (Nelson): But honey i went to the westerunion today but could u belive that the MTCN is not corect
The Scammer (Nelson): But honey i dont know what to do about that ....
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): What happened?
The Scammer (Nelson): Is just about the MTCN the number is not correct okay
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I don't understand
The Scammer (Nelson): Can u resend it to me so that i can go and cash it tomorow honey
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Resend what?
The Scammer (Nelson): I mean the MTCN number  resend it again
The Scammer (Nelson): Cos  am not happy about what really happen
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): 7003681580
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): why are you not happy?
The Scammer (Nelson): About the MTCN i haven't collect it honey
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I gave you the MTCN
The Scammer (Nelson): But honey can u give me ur cell#
The Scammer (Nelson): So that i can call u
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Nope
The Scammer (Nelson): Okay honey
The Scammer (Nelson): What is the number
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I just said no
The Scammer (Nelson): But honey i will love to hear ur lovely voice
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I don't want you bothering me all the time
The Scammer (Nelson): Well honey is that how u feel about me
The Scammer (Nelson): But i really want u in my life and i want to spend the rest of my life with u
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Me too
The Scammer (Nelson): But honey why can't u just try and give me ur cell# Cos i really want to hear ur cool voice
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I said no.  You're in a different time zone and you'll be bugging the shit out of me at odd hours
The Scammer (Nelson): Well honey it okay
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Thank you
The Scammer (Nelson): Honey what ur plain for today
The Scammer (Nelson): Hope everything is cool there with u
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Cool like a fool in a swimming pool
The Scammer (Nelson): Well honey i really with u long life and happpness okay
The Scammer (Nelson): But i want u to put me on ur mind ..... everytime
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Sometimes

Note:  Nelson signed off at this point.  I was afraid he got pissed early and left before the reveal, but that wasn't the case.  Nigeria is currently in their rainy season, and it has a severe effect on the internet service.

The Scammer (Nelson): Honie
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Welcome back
The Scammer (Nelson): I'm very sory for the reboted
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): It's okay
The Scammer (Nelson): the network is very bad here
The Scammer (Nelson): their is heavy rain fall and storm
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I understand
The Scammer (Nelson): okay
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I hope you didn't get too wet today
The Scammer (Nelson): Very very wet
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Oh
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): You got wet when you went to Western Union?
The Scammer (Nelson): yeap
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): oh
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Did you get muddy?
The Scammer (Nelson): Not realy
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Too bad
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): There's always tomorrow
The Scammer (Nelson): yeap
The Scammer (Nelson): Let me start by saying that I thank God every night since I found you.
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): That's nice
The Scammer (Nelson): You came into my life when everything seemed so dark but you provided the light to find my way
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Thanks
The Scammer (Nelson): I've never been so certain of anything in my life like I am of us.
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): You're mighty kind
The Scammer (Nelson): Realy
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Oh yeah
The Scammer (Nelson):  I never thought that someone could love me like you do, but guess what?
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): what?
The Scammer (Nelson): I love you that much too.
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Thanks
The Scammer (Nelson): With you I wouldn't mind being a fool for the rest of my life
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I agree
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): You are a fool
The Scammer (Nelson): why did u say that am a fool?
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): You said it.  I just agreed
The Scammer (Nelson): why?
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): For starters, you went to Western Union with a fake MTCN

Note from James:  Again, it appeared that Nelson had signed off.  Either he briefly lost connection, or he just went invisible.  Either way, I invited him to view my webcam, and he accepted...

The Scammer (Nelson): what is going on?
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): It's knuckle-up time, mate
The Scammer (Nelson): are u lieing to me ......
The Scammer (Nelson): why must you be punishing a soul like you
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): You callin' me a liar?
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Them's fightin'words


The Scammer (Nelson): but u to;d me u have been honest to me is like.... u are fooling me
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Put up your dukes, you crumb bum
The Scammer (Nelson): what is all this u are doing
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I am about to engage into fisticuffs with you
The Scammer (Nelson): Were you are still alive telling lieing
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Call me a liar again and I'll knock your block off
The Scammer (Nelson): were were were chalm down
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I will not be called a liar by some mugu

Note from James:  The word "mugu" is from the Nigerian language of Yoruba.  It translates to "fool" and is probably their biggest insult.

The Scammer (Nelson): you dey rugged things
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): you dey mugu things
The Scammer (Nelson): Guy u be run down
The Scammer (Nelson): IO know you
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): u not know me
The Scammer (Nelson): UR BABA GO RUN DOWN
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): you no fuck wit me
The Scammer (Nelson): WELL WHO U BE
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): u dont know me but i know you
The Scammer (Nelson): Na god
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): i fuck u up mugu
The Scammer (Nelson):  Your papa go go heaven go collect him money\
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): You and your papa cried at the bank today
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Your father's tears stained the floor
The Scammer (Nelson): follllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
The Scammer (Nelson): fool
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I am no fool
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Your father is the fool that embarrassed himself at the bank
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I was there.  I took a picture with my camera phone



The Scammer (Nelson): E F C C GO HOLD U BASTARD

Note from James: EFCC (Economic & Financial Crimes Commission) is a law enforcement agency in Nigeria.

Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): Fuck EFCC
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): and fuck you mugu
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I am bigger than the EFCC
The Scammer (Nelson): JUST GO AWAY
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): EFCC works for me
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I make them sell candy bars to earn money for a trip to Disney World
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): But you know what?
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): I keep the money!
The Scammer (Nelson): Your papa go run down i go ingnore u now
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): You can ignore me, but you won't forget me
Joyce Nelson (J. Pruitt): You shall remember me forever
The Scammer (Nelson): yes