Ramond's Potential Victim:

Joyce Nelson The lovable Joyce is a 41 year old widow.  She's self employed and has one son.  Little does the scammer know, Joyce is actually a 27 year old man.
About the Scammer:
Name: Ramond John / Adam Henry
Email:  john_loverboy01@yahoo.com
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Profile:  MySpace


My dear stranger Wanda I am searching for my best friend. My best friend who will also be my soulmate. I don't think a great love affair can exist without a foundation of friendship. I believe the greatest joy in life comes from the happiness of your soulmate.As I have said I amwilling to start a relationship with you .and will do my best to make a big loving caring happy family with a woman who will love me and will have the same concepts of love and marriage as I do. My email is john_loverboy01@yahoo.com. Hope to hear from you soon.


Ramond: Hello
Joyce N: Hello
Ramond: this is john
Ramond: from myspace
Joyce N: This is Joyce
Joyce N: from MySpace
Ramond: nice to have you hear
Joyce N: It's great to be here, John
Ramond: Tell me more about your self?
Joyce N: Such as?
Ramond: okay
Ramond: like your Full name?
Ramond: your status?
Ramond: and your occupation?
Joyce N: Name: Joyce Nelson
Joyce N: Status:  Unarmed
Joyce N: Occupation:  Book Supplier
Joyce N: How about you?
Ramond: okay that nice
Ramond: well i am John Ramond
Ramond: and i am single and never married
Ramond: i am an enginer
Joyce N: Nice meeting you John The Engineer
Ramond: \ok i like that name you called me john the enginer
Joyce N: Thanks
Joyce N: I give nicknames
Ramond: tell me do you have a cam?
Joyce N: No.
Joyce N: Do you?
Ramond: i dont have and that because i am using a laptop
Joyce N: It's okay. I forgive you
Ramond: okay
Ramond: tell me why are you not married or are you devoirce?
Joyce N: I was married for 18 years
Joyce N: but he passed away in 1998
Ramond: i am very sorry to hear that
Joyce N: It's okay. He died too soon, but at least his mission was completed
Ramond: okay
Ramond: as for me i once had a girl friend
Ramond: but she played on me
Ramond: i caught her on my bed with another man
Joyce N: Oh
Ramond: and we brooke up
Joyce N: That's awful.  You totally got played on
Ramond: it was very painful to me
Joyce N: Yes. It's painful for me just to hear it
Ramond: okay is just part of life
Joyce N: Yes.
Joyce N: Life is crazy sometimes
Ramond: ok
Ramond: how many kids do you have?
Joyce N: One adult son
Ramond: okay
Ramond: what is age?
Joyce N: 27
Joyce N: Do you have any kids?
Ramond: no i don't have
Ramond: we broke up a long time ago
Ramond: and ever since then i have been very watch full
Joyce N: I'm watchful too.  That's why I have a binocular collection
Ramond: okay
Ramond: but can i ask you something?
Joyce N: Sure
Joyce N: Ask me anything
Ramond: Is there still any room for me?
Joyce N: Room where?
Ramond: i mean can i have a relationship with you?
Ramond: that what i mean?
Joyce N: Yes.  There is a vacancy
Ramond: okay thanks for that
Ramond: because i am always thinking of how to propose to you all this wile and you finally come to my world
Joyce N: You're welcome
Ramond: okay thanks for that
Ramond: you too
Joyce N: You're welcome for that
Ramond: okay
Ramond: got to go please
Ramond: take care
Ramond: okay
Joyce N: Bye
Ramond: when will you be online
Joyce N: Tomorrow
Ramond: do you have a contact number?
Joyce N: I dont' wish to give that out now
Ramond: okay
Ramond: bye
Joyce N: Bye
Ramond: you too\

Three days later...


Ramond: Hello my dear?
Ramond: how is your day
Joyce N: Hello
Joyce N: My day is going fine.
Joyce N: How about you?
Ramond: i am doing great
Ramond: i have seen you for so long where have you been?
Joyce N: I've been around, but I haven't seen you here
Ramond: okay i am sorry i had to travell with my boss
Joyce N: It's okay
Ramond: hope you forgive me
Joyce N: I'm just glad to see that everything is well with you
Ramond: tell me more about your self joyce
Joyce N: What would you like to know?
Ramond: okay tell me how many kids do you have
Joyce N: I have one adult son
Ramond: and that do you still intend to have more?
Joyce N: No
Joyce N: My uterus is faulty
Ramond: okay
Ramond: joy what do you do for a living ?
Ramond: and where you from?
Joyce N: oh my God
Joyce N: You've totally forgotten me
Ramond: no is just that i just want to store that in my dairy to always remeber okay
Ramond: i did not forget you okay
Joyce N: I have answered all these questions before
Ramond: understand pls
Joyce N: You seem very forgetful to me
Ramond: no is just that my travell make me loss so many contact
Ramond: okay
Joyce N: Have a nice life
Joyce N: Bye
Ramond: ohhhhhhhhhhh
Ramond: please wait
Ramond: i told you i am sorry
Ramond: pls forgive me
Ramond: it will never happened again
Ramond: baby
Ramond: pls
Joyce N: If I tell you anything I am afraid you will just forget it again
Ramond: i know how you feel for you to care for someone and for that person not to show interest
Ramond: pls i am so sorry
Ramond: it will never happened again
Joyce N: Okay
Ramond: i swear to you
Joyce N: I accept your apology
Ramond: i care and i really love you
Ramond: you mean alot to me
Ramond: even now that i am lonely
Joyce N: Thanks
Ramond: okay
Ramond: so do you forgive me now?
Joyce N: Yes, but I may choose to quiz you on Joyce trivia to make sure you retain the information
Ramond: okay
Ramond: i love you
Ramond: so tell me your occupation now?
Joyce N: I'm a book supplier
Joyce N: and you are an engineer
Ramond: okay i will take note of that
Ramond: yes i am
Joyce N: See.  I remember things
Ramond: yes you do
Ramond: and can i ask you some question ?
Joyce N: Okay
Ramond: okay
Ramond: do you Really love me or want me?be honest
Ramond: so i know what to say next?
Joyce N: Yes.  Otherwise I wouldn't be here now
Ramond: OKAY
Ramond: now to what i want to say
Ramond: i Really love you
Joyce N: I love you too
Ramond: that why i ask to know what you feel for me
Joyce N: Now we both know
Ramond: i want to spend the rest of my life with you in your heart and in your life
Joyce N: I like it because you sound smart and romantic at the same time
Ramond: okay thanks for the trust you have in me
Joyce N: You're welcome
Ramond: i want to marry you and for you to be the love of my life
Joyce N: Oh....
Joyce N: But I don't want to remarry
Ramond: ohhhhhhhh
Ramond: why
Ramond: tell me
Joyce N: I'm not looking for marriage.  I'm just looking for a good time
Ramond: is it because of your kid?
Joyce N: No
Joyce N: He's not the boss of me anymore
Joyce N: I just don't want to marry again because everybody at my original wedding is dead except me
Joyce N: and going through another wedding would remind me that I'm next
Ramond: okay i understand you
Ramond: okay
Joyce N: okay
Ramond: so i want to promise you now that you have a soulmate
Ramond: now
Joyce N: Thank you for your soul
Ramond: and i will like to tell you that anytime i am not online you can send me mails
Joyce N: Okay
Ramond: when i come online
Ramond: i will reply it
Ramond: that we help us develop ourrelationship
Ramond: okay
Joyce N: Okay
Joyce N: I like that
Ramond: okay my love
Ramond: and i would also be calling you by a name now
Joyce N: What's the name?
Ramond: i will be calling you Mrs Ramond
Joyce N: No
Ramond: as from now on
Joyce N: No you will not
Ramond: why my love
Joyce N: Because I'm not your wife
Ramond: you dont like that?
Joyce N: No.  I hate it
Ramond: but you will soon be
Joyce N: No.  I just told you two minutes ago that I don't want to remarry
Joyce N: or did you forget that too?
Ramond: yes i understand just to make me feel that i have some one that cares about me
Joyce N: Okay
Ramond: okay
Ramond: i will be back soon
Joyce N: It's okay
Joyce N: I need to go too
Ramond: my boss want to see me now
Ramond: okay
Ramond: take care
Ramond: love you always
Joyce N: Goodbye
Ramond: bye my love
Joyce N: I love you too

Two days later...


Ramond: Hello
Ramond: how are you doing today|
Joyce N: Hello
Joyce N: I'm fine.  How are you?
Ramond: i am fine
Ramond: how is your kids|
Joyce N: Kids?
Ramond: hoppe all is well
Joyce N: I don't have kids
Ramond: i am talking your pet
Joyce N: I have a son, but he's not a kid anymore
Ramond: okay
Joyce N: My son and my dog are both fine
Ramond: okay
Ramond: i am happy now that you are with me
Ramond: i will like to talk to you
Joyce N: I'm happy too
Ramond: i told you the order day we spoke that i had a call
Joyce N: Yes.  I remember
Ramond: about what i want to talk to you about is
Ramond: when i got to the office my boss told me that my job had been terminated
Joyce N: Oh
Joyce N: That's terrible
Ramond: i had no any other option than to go
Joyce N: Yes.  You only have one option dealing with The Terminator
Ramond: i feel very bad inside of me
Joyce N: What was his reason for firing you?
Ramond: all he said was that i had all costomer to my side
Ramond: and none to him,
Ramond: that was the reason
Joyce N: That doesn't make sense
Joyce N: What does that even mean?
Ramond: but i have decided that i will go and start up something for myself
Ramond: i want to start an industries
Ramond: for myself
Joyce N: That's good
Joyce N: I'm glad to hear that you are already planning out your next step
Ramond: okay
Ramond: i hope you soppot me for that my love
Joyce N: Yes.  I support any decision you make
Ramond: okay
Ramond: thanks
Joyce N: You're welcome
Ramond: okay
Ramond: but there is only a little thing that is left
Joyce N: ok
Ramond: i want to travell
Ramond: i meet a some one who told me that both of us can come together
Ramond: and start up some thing
Joyce N: Oh
Ramond: but that is in africa my love
Joyce N: Why do you want to travel now?
Ramond: and i had to travell there
Joyce N: Oh
Joyce N: You are there now/
Ramond: just to go and see how it is
Ramond: no i am in my house now
Joyce N: Okay
Ramond: i will be travelling tomorrow so i decided to tell me love before living
Ramond: i should be back in three week time
Joyce N: I wish you luck
Ramond: thanks my love
Joyce N: You're welcome
Ramond: that why i love you so much
Joyce N: I love you too
Ramond: can i have your number so i can call you as soon as i get there
Joyce N: That will be a problem
Joyce N: I don't have international calling
Joyce N: Give me your number and I will call you now
Ramond: okay
Ramond: okay my phone is not with me now is with a friend
Ramond: i already gave it to me
Ramond: because i will not be at home
Joyce N: That's too bad
Ramond: okay
Ramond: i will give you the number when next i am online my love
Ramond: is that okay by you
Joyce N: But you will be out of the country?
Joyce N: and I won't be able to call
Ramond: yes i will be out of the country
Ramond: if you want to call
Ramond: all you need to do is to add 234
Ramond: to the number
Ramond: that african code
Joyce N: I won't be able to because I don't have international calling
Ramond: okay
Joyce N: I will miss you so much
Ramond: i will also miss you too
Ramond: but i promise i will always be with you always
Ramond: i will be online every day
Joyce N: I'm glad
Ramond: i have to go now and get it talk to you soon
Joyce N: Okay.  Goodbye
Ramond: take care
Ramond: love you
Joyce N: I love you too
Ramond: alot of Kisses and Hugs to you
Joyce N: Have a safe trip
Ramond: thsanks
Joyce N: Goodbye
Ramond: bye

The next day, Ramond left the following offline messages...


ramond john (4/30/2007 1:41:16 PM): Hello my love how are you doing today
ramond john (4/30/2007 1:41:24 PM): how are you doing today
ramond john (4/30/2007 1:41:39 PM): well i want to let you know that i have arrive
ramond john (4/30/2007 1:41:47 PM): i got here some hours ago
ramond john (4/30/2007 1:41:59 PM): and i decide to leave you this messgae
ramond john (4/30/2007 1:42:15 PM): thanks
ramond john (4/30/2007 1:42:15 PM): love you alwasy

Later that day...


Joyce N: Hello
Ramond: Hello my love
Ramond: how are you doing today my love
Joyce N: I'm doing fine
Joyce N: How was your trip?
Ramond: it was nice
Ramond: i am in africa now
Ramond: but it is hot here my love
Joyce N: I hope you enjoy your time there
Ramond: thanks my love
Ramond: i will be the most happy man if you can be with me here
Joyce N: In Africa?
Ramond: yes
Ramond: any prolem with that
Joyce N: Are you serious?
Ramond: yes i am my love
Ramond: why do you say that
Joyce N: I'm not interested in going to Africa
Ramond: why my love?
Joyce N: I don't care to visit a hot, smelly place like that
Joyce N: besides, I can't just leave and go traveling without any notice
Ramond: okay
Ramond: i see
Ramond: i understand you
Ramond: it is not a smiling place okay is just that it is hot here
Joyce N: Yeah, and that's part of the problem
Joyce N: I don't like hot places
Ramond: okay
Joyce N: Hot places are where mosquitos live
Joyce N: and the devil
Ramond: okay
Ramond: my love
Ramond: so how is your is your business
Joyce N: Doing fine.  Thanks for asking
Ramond: okay
Ramond: that because i love you
Ramond: and i want to see you big
Joyce N: I love you too
Ramond: i met with the guy i said asked me to come to africa
Joyce N: How did that go?
Ramond: okay
Ramond: he told me that i will pay 60%and he will bring 40%
Ramond: is that okay
Ramond: can i continue with that my love?
Ramond: i need your opinion
Joyce N: What does that mean?
Joyce N: He will pay 60% of what?
Ramond: i mean to start up the business
Ramond: he asked me to give %60
Joyce N: 60% of what?
Ramond: and he will bring %40
Joyce N: Bring it where?
Ramond: to esterblish
Joyce N: Where is Esterblish?
Joyce N: in India?
Ramond: so as to purchase the land
Ramond: in africa
Ramond: and start the contruction
Ramond: do you understand me
Joyce N: No.  You're not making a damn bit of sense
Joyce N: You said he will pay you 60%
Joyce N: You never answered where the 60% comes from that he is paying you
Joyce N: Then you said he is "bringing" 40%
Joyce N: You never said where the 40% comes from, or where it is being brought to
Ramond: okay
Joyce N: Forget it.  Make your own decision
Ramond: come down and let talk
Ramond: okay
Ramond: my love so what do you want me to tell the guy now
Joyce N: Tell him whatever you want
Ramond: what do you want me to tell him
Joyce N: You seem to be unable to explain the concept to me, so I'm not going to offer any advice
Ramond: okay
Ramond: my love what do you want me to tell him
Joyce N: Tell who?
Ramond: the business partner
Ramond: my love
Joyce N: For the last time...
Joyce N: I will not involve myself in your business
Joyce N: That's your decision to make
Ramond: okay
Ramond: thanks for that
Ramond: i love that
Joyce N: Okay
Ramond: tell me my love can i have you number now
Joyce N: It won't work while you're out of the country
Joyce N: I told you this yesterday, but you wouldn't give me your number to call you before you left
Ramond: okay
Ramond: i am so sorry about that
Joyce N: It's okay
Ramond: my love it will
Ramond: all you need to do is just to add the code of the country you are calling
Ramond: and where i am now the code is
Ramond: 234
Joyce N: I have a local calling plan
Ramond: plus my number
Joyce N: I can't make or receive any calls not made in the continental U.S.
Ramond: i understand you now
Ramond: okay
Ramond: but you can call me in a phone boot
Ramond: how about that
Joyce N: Africa?
Joyce N: in a phone booth?
Joyce N: Do you know how many quarters that will take?
Ramond: okay
Ramond: let leave that for now my love
Joyce N: I'm sorry, but I need to go
Ramond: joyce where are you going to?
Joyce N: I'm at work
Joyce N: I can't chat here all morning
Ramond: okay
Ramond: i am sorry
Ramond: so when will we see again?
Joyce N: Maybe later
Ramond: okay
Joyce N: Goodbye
Ramond: are you still there?

Two days later...


Joyce N: Hello
Ramond: Hello my love
Ramond: how are you doing today?
Joyce N: I'm fine.  How are you?
Ramond: i am cool
Joyce N: That's good to hear
Ramond: so how is your health
Joyce N: Healthy as a horse
Ramond: ?
Ramond: and your son?
Joyce N: Also fine
Ramond: okay my love
Ramond: i am not too happy today i was just crying alll day that was why i never wanted to come online
Joyce N: Why were you crying?
Joyce N: I thought you said you were cool
Ramond: you really want to know my love
Ramond: ?
Ramond: i don't want you to be sad also
Joyce N: What's wrong?
Ramond: okay my love
Ramond: i will tell you
Ramond: the issue is that i was duped by those guys i told you that we both wanted to start some business together when i payed the money and we purshase the land on getting some people to the site for them to start the building i got to know that it was not sold out
Ramond: and that i was duped
Ramond: i reported to the police
Joyce N: what did the police say?
Ramond: and up till now i haveent seen those guys
Ramond: that they could not get them
Ramond: they travelled some where else
Ramond: and i was beating up seriously
Joyce N: I'm so sorry to hear of your vicious beating
Ramond: and now i am in the hospiatal for two days now
Joyce N: i hope you were not seriously injured
Ramond: BRB
Ramond: my love
Ramond: i am back
Joyce N: Welcome back
Ramond: i just received some drugs now
Ramond: i was really injured by those people
Joyce N: How badly?
Joyce N: any broken bones?
Ramond: i don't know yet
Ramond: my love
Joyce N: I think you would know
Joyce N: You've been there for two days
Ramond: yes
Ramond: the doc said he need to carry out some x-ray on me
Joyce N: okay
Ramond: but he said he would not do that
Joyce N: why?
Ramond: he said i had not pay for the the once he had treated me for
Ramond: and he could not go against the policy
Ramond: of the hospiatal
Joyce N: I see
Ramond: okay
Joyce N: I hope you get well soon
Ramond: okay
Ramond: thanks for the care
Joyce N: You're welcome
Ramond: the greatest worry i have for now is how to pay my bills
Ramond: i have no money
Ramond: any longer
Joyce N: Your health insurance should cover all costs
Ramond: yes
Ramond: but is not like this here
Joyce N: Why?
Ramond: i dont know
Ramond: life is no longer secure here
Ramond: i just feel like dieing
Ramond: my love
Joyce N: Don't say that
Joyce N: You sound like a huge pussy
Ramond: you know what i feel better because you are with me
Joyce N: Yes.  I'm better than morphine
Ramond: yes my love
Ramond: but to be honest with you i really want to get out of the place
Ramond: and i dont know how
Joyce N: I hope you get well soon and get out of there
Ramond: yes thanks for the comment
Ramond: but they have refuse to treat me
Ramond: for now
Ramond: i tired begging them
Joyce N: I still don't understand why they won't accept your health insurance
Ramond: but they refuse
Ramond: here is a black people place
Ramond: they dont care about how other people feel
Joyce N: Does that bother you that they are black?
Ramond: no but i dont belive that they can do that to me
Joyce N: Do you not like black people?
Ramond: i like every one but they have make me feel like not trusting them any longer
Ramond: baby can you help me out to pay the Bills i will be very glad if you can help me out i Really need to get out here
Ramond: my love
Ramond: Pls
Joyce N: How much are your bills?
Ramond: can you help me out my love?
Ramond: the bills is $650 can you?
Joyce N: That's more that I can lend
Joyce N: I'm sorry
Joyce N: Why aren't you saying anything?
Joyce N: Are you angry?
Joyce N: I'm sorry, but I can't stay here all day
Joyce N: I'll be signing off now
Ramond: brb
Joyce N: Talk to you tomorrow
Joyce N: I hope you get well soon
Joyce N: and I hope to chat with you again tomorrow
Joyce N: Goodbye

I guess he just ran out of time at his internet cafe.  If he had only stuck around a few more minutes he could have easily talked Joyce into it.  (I think it seems more realistic to the scammer if the potential victim plays hardball).

He later sent the following offline messages...


ramond john (5/12/2007 3:20:15 PM): Hello my love how are you doing today i am very sorry for not being online i had to fine a way to talk to you
ramond john (5/12/2007 3:20:15 PM): okay
ramond john (5/12/2007 3:20:25 PM): they have withheld my laptop
ramond john (5/12/2007 3:20:25 PM): okay
ramond john (5/12/2007 3:20:52 PM): and they are not welling to give it back to me until i pay the bills okay
ramond john (5/12/2007 3:21:04 PM): so sweetie i am very sorry for not being online
ramond john (5/12/2007 3:21:16 PM): i hope you will understand me better
ramond john (5/12/2007 3:21:17 PM): okay
ramond john (5/12/2007 3:21:26 PM): i will always love you till i die
ramond john (5/12/2007 3:21:29 PM): okay
ramond john (5/12/2007 3:22:12 PM): i had to plead with the secretary to let me use it to communicate with my wife so i can pay the bills
ramond john (5/12/2007 3:22:14 PM): okay
ramond john (5/12/2007 3:22:25 PM): my love will you help me pay the bills?
ramond john (5/12/2007 3:22:34 PM): i need you the most now my love
ramond john (5/12/2007 3:22:44 PM): love you always
ramond john (5/12/2007 3:22:46 PM): okay
ramond john (5/12/2007 3:22:52 PM): bye for now
ramond john (5/12/2007 3:23:06 PM): just send me offline if you are going to help me out okay
ramond john (5/12/2007 3:23:24 PM): and i will tell you the necessary things to do okay
ramond john (5/12/2007 3:23:33 PM): bye and love you forever
ramond john (5/12/2007 3:23:41 PM): send me greating to your son
ramond john (5/12/2007 3:23:42 PM): okay
ramond john (5/12/2007 3:23:52 PM): love to hear from you soon

Two days later...


Ramond: Hello sweetie how are you doing today
Joyce N: Hello
Ramond: how are you doing today
Joyce N: I'm fine.  How are you?
Ramond: my love
Ramond: i am very sorry for living so soon yesterday
Ramond: i am getting etter]
Ramond: now
Joyce N: That's good to hear
Joyce N: I hope you are making a quick recovery
Ramond: yes my love so i can come and spend the rest of my life with you
Ramond: forever
Joyce N: Yes.  That is what I want too
Ramond: okay my love
Ramond: sweetie can you help me out?
Ramond: about the ills?
Ramond: pls
Joyce N: How much was it again?
Ramond: $650 my love
Ramond: can you?
Joyce N: Here's the thing...
Joyce N: I don't like lending money to friends
Joyce N: Sometimes friends feel like they don't have to repay the money
Joyce N: and it ruins friendships
Ramond: okay
Ramond: i understand you
Ramond: but you have to understand that i really need it
Ramond: my love
Ramond: and moreover i am more than a friend to you
Joyce N: Yes
Joyce N: but it's the same principle
Ramond: yes i know
Ramond: dont let us start an agument will you help me my love?
Joyce N: IF I did would you pay me back?
Ramond: when i get ack home i will repay you back
Ramond: okay
Ramond: so what did you say aout what i asked you for my love?
Joyce N: Do you swear to God on your life that you will pay me back?
Ramond: yes my love i will when i get back to the state i will pay you a visit and i will return your money ack trust me
Ramond: okay
Joyce N: I want you to say it
Ramond: yes i promise that
Ramond: my love
Joyce N: Say it
Ramond: pls
Joyce N: SAY IT
Joyce N: Say that you swear to God on your life that you will repay me
Ramond: i swear to the love that ound us together that will pay you back
Ramond: okay
Joyce N: Are you trying to be difficult?
Ramond: why
Ramond: okay
Joyce N: You refuse to say it
Ramond: i swear to God
Ramond: okay
Joyce N: Say the whole thing together
Joyce N: Say that you swear to God on your life that you will pay me back
Ramond: that i will repay you back as soon as i get back
Joyce N: Say it all together as once sentence
Ramond:  i swear to God on my life that i will repay you back
Joyce N: Thank you
Joyce N: That wasn't very hard to do, was it?
Ramond: okay
Ramond: will you my love
Joyce N: Yes
Ramond: i really need your help
Ramond: pls
Joyce N: I will help you since you have placed your life and soul on the line
Ramond: okay
Ramond: my love
Ramond: so when will you help me now
Joyce N: How did you want it sent?
Ramond: sweetie can you send it through western unoin
Joyce N: okay
Joyce N: No problem
Ramond: i have the information
Ramond: my love
Ramond: can you get a book and a pen now so you can write it down?
Joyce N: I have a pen
Ramond: okay
Joyce N: and a book
Joyce N: an atlas
Ramond: Reciever's Name:Adam Henry
text question:colour
text answer :blue
recivers country:lagos nigeria 
amount:



send me all the information you used in sending the money from the bank okay like the



SENDER NAME

MTCN

STATE

CITY

COUNTRY

ADDRESS

PHONE NUMBER

Ramond: okay
Ramond: i hope you got the information
Joyce N: Yes
Joyce N: Who is Adam Henry?
Ramond: that is the name of th hospaital receptionist
Ramond: okay
Ramond: is the one to pick the money okay
Ramond: my love
Joyce N: Okay
Ramond: pls get back to me as soon as possible
Ramond: when you pay the money
Ramond: i love you
Ramond: pls dont let me down
Joyce N: What do you mean by "let you down"?
Ramond: i mean help me send the money in time
Ramond: okay
Ramond: that what i mean
Joyce N: I'll do it by tomorrow morning
Ramond: okay my love
Ramond: when i get back i will come to your house direct
Ramond: and i promise to come
Joyce N: I will like that
Ramond: okay
Ramond: sweetie they said they want to collect back the laptop
Ramond: so i have to give it to them
Joyce N: Okay
Joyce N: We will chat again tomorrow
Joyce N: and I will miss you
Ramond: okay
Ramond: i love you
Joyce N: I love you too
Ramond: take care and always love you
Ramond: take care
Ramond: and bye
Joyce N: Goodbye

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


Hello,

I'm sorry I'm late. I sent the money, and here's the Western Union info:

MTCN: 7003681580
Sender: Joyce Nelson
Address: 615 N. Front St.
City: Wilmington
State: North Carolina
ZIP: 28403
Country:  USA
Test Question:  Where do we chat?
Answer:  Yahoo

I hope to chat with you again soon.

Love always,

Joyce


The very appreciative scammer sent the following offline messages the next day.  I watched as he typed these messages, choosing to ingore him until his embarrassment.  I've never seen this scammer type so quickly.  I could see his excitement in each offline message he sent...


ramond john (5/15/2007 12:18:19 PM): Hello sweetie and how are you doing today and hope you are cool?
ramond john (5/15/2007 12:19:26 PM): i saw your message and i am very greatful for what you did for me and to complete this you are a loving woman that i can trust and keep company withy
ramond john (5/15/2007 12:20:19 PM): i have given the information to the doctor and he said that he will pick the money by tomorrow morning
ramond john (5/15/2007 12:20:53 PM): and as soon as i get better i will move over to your place so we can start a new life over there
ramond john (5/15/2007 12:21:12 PM): and i will pay you back as soon as i get to the coutry my love
ramond john (5/15/2007 12:21:51 PM): and i want to let you knoe that i love you so much and no one can take your place in my life for what you have done to me
ramond john (5/15/2007 12:22:06 PM): and i will never forget you for the rest of my life
ramond john (5/15/2007 12:22:14 PM): thank's for the help
ramond john (5/15/2007 12:22:42 PM): i love you and take care of your self sweetie and i will be online tomorrow sweetie
ramond john (5/15/2007 12:22:47 PM): love you and bye

Most other scammers would have been online bright and early that morning, then gone to Western Union just as they open, then suffer crushing humiliation, and be back online waiting for my by this time.  I don't know what Ramond's deal is, but he slowed me down by one day.  Regardless, the humiliation would still be the same.

The next day, the scammer took the fake info to Western Union.  As expected, he left empty handed.  This scammer is usually online early in the mornings, however he wasn't online until the afternoon.  I'm guessing he spent the day going to different Western Union locations.  That afternoon, he sent the following offline messages...


ramond john (5/16/2007 1:00:54 PM): Hi Joyce and How are you doing today?.I Miss you and i have been thinking of you always.You have been my thought always.I just want to let you know The hospital had a problem getting the money today honey,I want to tell you why and the changes you need to do as soon as you get this message okay.The Hospital wants you to change the reciever's name and that is not a problem at all.

ramond john (5/16/2007 1:01:18 PM): You just need to call the western union and tell them you wants to change the reciever's name.The reciever's Name You are going to change it into is Mass Peter.I am getting better and i will be alot better when i am finally fine.So i want you to call the western union as soon as you get this message

ramond john (5/16/2007 1:01:31 PM): If you don't know how to get the western union ##.Check the reciept or go to their Website and look up for their contact.You will surely get their Customer Care Line There okay.I will talk to you later and i thought i would see you online.Take Care of yourself and Have a lovely day.Always Thinking of You

ramond john (5/16/2007 1:01:59 PM): Please check your E-mail okay

ramond john (5/16/2007 1:02:04 PM): Talk to you later

And here's the email he was referring to...

Hi Joyce and How are you doing today?.I Miss you and i have been thinking of you always.You have been my thought always.I just want to let you know The hospital had a problem getting the money today honey,I want to tell you why and the changes you need to do as soon as you get this message okay.The Hospital wants you to change the reciever's name and that is not a problem at all.You just need to call the western union and tell them you wants to change the reciever's name.The reciever's Name You are going to change it into is Mass Peter.I am getting better and i will be alot better when i am finally fine.So i want you to call the western union as soon as you get this message.If you don't know how to get the western union ##.Check the reciept or go to their Website and look up for their contact.You will surely get their Customer Care Line There okay.I will talk to you later and i thought i would see you online.Take Care of yourself and Have a lovely day.Always Thinking of You
John

Here's my theory on the new receiver name:  This scammer had someone pick up the money for him (or with him).  The other scammer was the owner of the fake ID claiming to be Adam Henry.  After the embarrassment at Western Union, the second scammer bailed.  Ramond recruited another scammer with another ID (Peter Mass).


Joyce N: Hello
Ramond: i am fine
Ramond: and you
Joyce N: I'm fine also
Ramond: okay my love
Joyce N: Where have you been lately?
Ramond: okay my love
Ramond: i have been in the hospiatl
Ramond: my love
Ramond: they dont want me to talk online
Ramond: all because of my bills
Joyce N: But you used to come online everday
Ramond: and whenever i come online
Ramond: you where not there
Joyce N: I'm sorry, but I can't be online 24 hours a day
Ramond: yes i know
Ramond: sweetie how about what i asked you do?
Ramond: have you correct it
Joyce N: What did you ask me?
Ramond: i mean the information i said you should correct
Joyce N: I didn't do that
Ramond: why?
Joyce N: You wanted me to send it to Mass Peter
Ramond: yes
Ramond: the doctor told me when his secretray got to the bank
Joyce N: I'm not sending my money to some porn site
Ramond: he could not collect the money
Ramond: they said they found no match
Ramond: okay
Ramond: what do you mean by porn site
Joyce N: Mass Peter
Ramond: what that his the name of the doctor him self
Ramond: my love
Joyce N: NO
Joyce N: I Googled that name
Joyce N: and I found this site



Joyce N: and that man was Googling another man
Ramond: no
Joyce N: Yes
Joyce N: I bookmarked it
Ramond: that another person my love
Ramond: okay fine if you dont want to send me the money tell me
Joyce N: No
Joyce N: I don't want to send it for pornography
Ramond: i9 told you that mass peter is the name of the doctor
Ramond: okay
Joyce N: You can buy your own pornogrphy
Ramond: understand me
Ramond: get me
Joyce N: Mass Peter was getting it too
Joyce N: and he seemed to like it
Ramond: sweetie you know what anybody xcanm decide to open any website with any name
Joyce N: But why did you open a porn site?
Joyce N: a gay porn site
Ramond: that not for him
Ramond: i swear to you my love
Joyce N: Are you sure?
Joyce N: because people usually go into porn because they need money
Ramond: can you send me a copie of  the receipt you where giving by the bank
Ramond: now
Ramond: so i can go through it
Joyce N: I'm at work now
Joyce N: and I didn't bring it with me
Joyce N: Do you want me to call Western Union?
Ramond: yes do that
Ramond: to confirm the name
Ramond: and hear what they will say
Joyce N: okay
Ramond: okay
Ramond: i will be waiting fore you
Joyce N: 1-800-325-6000
Joyce N: BRB
Ramond: okay
Joyce N: Did you go to claim the money?
Joyce N: or was it just Adam Henry?
Ramond: the sececrary went
Joyce N: who is the secretary?
Ramond: adam henry
Joyce N: a male secretary?
Ramond: yes
Joyce N: Okay
Ramond: what did the western union said
Joyce N: That explains the gay porn
Ramond: what are you talking about the gay porn
Joyce N: the male secretary
Joyce N: He's a porn junkie
Ramond: yes secetary are female but this one is male because the doctor trusted him that why he said he should go and collect the money
Ramond: from the bank
Joyce N: I wouldn't trust anyone in the porn business
Joyce N: but that's just me
Ramond: okay
Joyce N: May I have my money back please?
Ramond: what money i havent seen the money yet my love what did the western union says?
Joyce N: Okay, but I just wanted your permission before I took it back
Ramond: sweetie all you need to tell them is that they should resend the money to the name adam henry
Ramond: okay
Joyce N: hold on one minute
Joyce N: brb
Ramond: okay
Joyce N: okay
Joyce N: They said the name is already Adam Henry
Joyce N: and it always was Adam Henry
Ramond: okay
Ramond: so can he go and cash the money now
Joyce N: Yes
Ramond: i want to send you the information you sent to me to go through it and see if there is an error
Ramond: can i
Joyce N: What information?
Joyce N: it's the same as before
Ramond: before giving it to him again
Joyce N: Same as before
Ramond:  MTCN: 7003681580
Sender: Joyce Nelson
Address: 615 N. Front St.
City: Wilmington
State: North Carolina
ZIP: 28403
Country:  USA
Test Question:  Where do we chat?
Answer:  Yahoo

Ramond: is that correct
Joyce N: Yes
Ramond: okay
Ramond: my love
Ramond: i will give the information again to the sece
Ramond: okay
Ramond: and i hope this time he will collect the money
Joyce N: Yes. He will be able
Ramond: okay
Ramond: is that what the western union said?
Joyce N: Yes
Ramond: i will give him the information Right away
Joyce N: Okay
Ramond: okay
Ramond: sweetie
Ramond: thanks for all the care
Ramond: i Really love you
Joyce N: I love you too
Ramond: okay my love
Ramond: will you send the rest of your life with me?
Ramond: my love
Ramond: spend
Joyce N: Yes.  I will like that very much
Ramond: okay my love
Ramond: i want to spend the next sec with you
Ramond: just hope to get out of this pains fast
Joyce N: I wish I could spend more time with you but I have things I have do now
Joyce N: I'll be back a little later
Joyce N: Talk to you soon
Joyce N: Bye
Joyce N: I guess you already left
Joyce N: I love you
Joyce N: Goodbye
Ramond: no
Ramond: i  WENT TO GIVE THE INFOR
Ramond: I LOVE YOU TOO
Ramond: ARE YOU STILL THERE?

It was supposed to end shortly after the Mass Peter joke, but I couldn't resist a second Western Union humiliation.  However, the second humiliation may or may not have occurred.  A little over an hour later, Ramond came back online, however it obviously wasn't the same Ramond from earlier...


Joyce N: Hello
Ramond: am cool sweetie
Joyce N: That's good to hear
Ramond: okay
Ramond: have you done the correction of the money you sent to me?
Joyce N: Yes
Joyce N: Did you not go back yet?
Ramond: yes my love
Joyce N: Okay
Ramond: when will you be doing that my love?
Joyce N: I already did
Joyce N: What are you talking about?
Ramond: okay
Ramond: when i get to the bank they told me that there is no match found about the reciever's name sweetie
Joyce N: When was this?
Joyce N: before or after our last chat?
Ramond: do we talk today?
Joyce N: yeah
Ramond: okay
Joyce N: OMG
Joyce N: You're not the same guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ramond: am sorry okay
Joyce N: No
Joyce N: This explains everything
Joyce N: What the fuck have I done????
Joyce N: Who are you?

I'm almost certain this is the one with the fake ID; The scammer who was humiliated at least once at Western Union.

Two days later...



Joyce N: Hello
Ramond: Hello my love
Ramond: how are you?
Joyce N: I'm fine.  How are you?
Ramond: i am getting better
Ramond: I miss you alot
Joyce N: I missed you too
Ramond: okay my love
Ramond: i want to spend the next minute of my life with you
Joyce N: Who was using your computer two days ago?
Ramond: i pray i get better fast
Ramond: who was that?
Ramond: tell me
Ramond: i dont know
Joyce N: Someone was using your ID
Ramond: when was that
Joyce N: Two days ago
Ramond: what did the person say?
Joyce N: Hold on just a sec
Joyce N: I'll show you

Note from James:  I then pasted the entire chat from before.

Ramond: okay sweetie
Joyce N: So who was this?
Ramond: i dont know
Ramond: i am begining to be scared now
Joyce N: Me too
Ramond: for someone to use my id and i should not know
Joyce N: Now I won't know if I'm really chatting with you
Joyce N: or if someone else is using it again
Ramond: sweetie the only prove you can use to know if you are chatting with me now is that when you are now online i will be calling you a name
Ramond: okay
Ramond: first thing everytime
Ramond: okay
Joyce N: Okay
Ramond: i will be calling you mrs ramond
Joyce N: No
Joyce N: I dont' like that
Ramond: okay
Ramond: give me a sugestion
Ramond: sweetie
Joyce N: Peaches
Ramond: okay i will write that down now
Joyce N: and I shall call you Herb
Ramond: okay
Ramond: when ever i am online i will always call you that
Ramond: okay
Joyce N: That's good
Ramond: sweetie you know what i am beging to think that maybe i should open another id so i can add you there
Joyce N: or you can change your password
Ramond: so when i am blocked here i can talk to you there
Joyce N: What do you mean blocked?
Ramond: because i am thinking that the person that is talking to you whenever i am not there might decide to block my email
Ramond: so he can have access to my email
Joyce N: Just change your password
Ramond: okay
Ramond: i will do just that sweetie
Joyce N: Please do that
Ramond: i am doing that now
Ramond: give me some minute
Ramond: brb
Ramond: sweetie are you still there
Ramond: ?
Joyce N: Yes
Joyce N: I'm still here
Ramond: okay sweetie i have done that now
Ramond: and i have changed my password
Ramond: now
Joyce N: That's good
Joyce N: What's the password?
Ramond: you want to know it?
Joyce N: I was kidding
Ramond: okay sweetie
Ramond: sweetie you know what the doctor told me that i am  okay now
Ramond: that i can leave
Joyce N: That's great news!!!
Ramond: and i am happy to hear that from him
Joyce N: Me too!
Ramond: but he cant let me go yet
Joyce N: Why?
Ramond: because of my bills he has not gotten the money yet
Ramond: he told me he will go to the bank again tomorrow
Joyce N: Oh
Joyce N: I took the money back two days ago
Ramond: why?
Joyce N: Because of what happened two days ago
Joyce N: with the man using your account
Ramond: okay sweetie i am happy that you got back your money
Joyce N: Thanks
Joyce N: Me too
Ramond: and now that i have changed my password
Ramond: what would happened
Joyce N: I know
Joyce N: I felt so scared
Joyce N: I knew I was about to be robbed
Joyce N: so I took it back as quickly as I could
Ramond: okay
Ramond: that was good
Ramond: sweetie are you still intrested in giving me the money
Ramond: ?
Ramond: pls
Joyce N: No
Joyce N: That was too close
Ramond: why?
Joyce N: I almost had my money stolen
Ramond: yes that was true but now everything has been resolved
Joyce N: I don't know that
Ramond: pls
Joyce N: Maybe YOU are the other guy
Ramond: sweetie why are you tlking to me like this
Ramond: this john
Ramond: okay
Joyce N: Because I'm not sure about anything
Joyce N: That was so scary to almost have my money stolen
Ramond: so you no longer trust me anymore
Ramond: now
Joyce N: I trust John
Joyce N: it's the other guy I don't trust
Ramond: so i am telling you that i have changed my password
Ramond: and everything is in order
Joyce N: We shall see
Ramond: what do you mean by that
Joyce N: We will see if your password gets stolen again
Ramond: it cant be again
Joyce N: We shall see
Ramond: because i will be coming over to usa back
Ramond: as soon as i pay my bills
Joyce N: I want you to do me a favor
Joyce N: so I will always know that this is the real John
Ramond: and now that i am okay
Ramond: what favour
Ramond: ?
Joyce N: tell me the password
Joyce N: so I can know that it is really you
Ramond: okay
Ramond: what do you want to do with my password?
Joyce N: I want to know
Joyce N: so only you and I will know
Ramond: can you also do me a favour?
Joyce N: yes
Ramond: can i also have you paSSWORD
Joyce N: yes
Ramond: can i have it also?
Joyce N: Yes
Ramond: okay fine
Joyce N: That way we will always know it is really you and me here
Ramond: okay
Ramond: can i have yours now
Joyce N: I asked you first
Ramond: and i will give you mine
Ramond: adeola         
Ramond: then you press the shift key ten times

Note from James:  He meant the space bar.  I usually edit out the passwords when I post these transcripts, but I saw no harm in leaving this one.  It has already been changed.

Ramond: after the name
Ramond: okay
Joyce N: Mine is really señoritabandita

Note from James:  Not it's not.

Ramond: okay



Note from James:  There was a very long pause on both ends.  I was already in his inbox, and I assume he was trying to get into mine.

Ramond: are you there
Joyce N: Yes
Joyce N: I am waiting for you to say something
Ramond: okay
Ramond: i am here
Joyce N: Good
Joyce N: I was so worried two days ago



Note from James:  At this point, Ramond signs off.  I'm assuming he was going to attempt to sign into Yahoo Messenger with my password.

He was in for a rude awakening.  Not only would he be unable to sign into my account, he wouldn't be able to sign back into his.  I had changed his password to "assjuice."

There wasn't too much good stuff in his inbox.  Only some passwords to free dating sites that nobody's ever heard of, and a few emails he sent to himself with pics and notes for his profiles.

I decided it would be easier and more effective just to delete everything.  I wiped out all messages, his sent folder, his draft folder, and I emptied the trash.

I then signed into his Yahoo Messenger.  There were dozens and dozens of people on this.  I deleted each one and erased them from the address book.

I also changed his display pic, but we'll get to that later.

After all of this, I changed his password back and I waited.  Less than 5 minutes later, he was back.


Joyce N: Welcome back
Ramond: are you there
Joyce N: Yeah
Ramond: what do you do to my email?
Joyce N: Nothing
Joyce N: I just had a look around
Ramond: what happened to my email
Ramond: ?
Joyce N: It's okay.  Don't worry about it
Ramond: you deceted my friends why
Joyce N: You can thank me later
Ramond: why should i thank you joyce
Ramond: i trusted you
Ramond: and see what has happened
Joyce N: Are you angry?
Ramond: yes i am
Ramond: because you delected them without permission
Joyce N: Hey, it's all cool, baby



Note from James:  He then noticed that I changed the name on his outgoing mail to Raymond The Scammer.  Yeah, not too clever, but Yahoo greets you with a "Welcome [First Name]" when you sign in, and I didn't want him to notice something out of the ordinary, but I guess he did anyway.

Ramond: why did you call me the scammer
Ramond: i hate that
Joyce N: Don't fill your mind with hate
Joyce N: Hate is the juice the devil drinks as he quenches his thirst in the morning
Ramond: i trusted you and i loved you
Ramond: is this what use to pay me back
Joyce N: No
Joyce N: This is how I paid you back



Ramond: why did you scan my messager
Ramond: list
Joyce N: I scanned it so I could have a copy of all the names
Ramond: what do you want to have there name for
Joyce N: To tell them about you
Joyce N: and I wanted to show them something
Ramond: what is that
Joyce N: http://home.earthlink.net/~justpruitt/Ramond.html

Note from James:  Ramond takes a few minutes browse the page you're looking at now (sans, of course, the chats we had today).

Ramond: why are you doing all this to me?
Joyce N: Because I have declared marshall law
Ramond: why you did all this to me
Ramond: i have your password but i cant hurt you
Ramond: because i love you
Joyce N: You don't have mine
Ramond: i have it
Joyce N: I gave you a fake
Ramond: i know but i search it
Ramond: on a master computer
Ramond: and i have it
Ramond: here
Joyce N: Oh no!!!
Ramond: i will also send the same to all your friends
Ramond: that you are a scammer
Ramond: okay
Joyce N: My friends must not know!!!
Ramond: i promise you that
Joyce N: Please don't ask the master computer when I hide my book of secrets
Joyce N: because there are secrets in that book
Ramond: in the next twenty four hours
Ramond: you will not be able to sign in
Ramond: into the yahoo network
Joyce N: Oh no!
Joyce N: This is the worst thing in the world!
Joyce N: A man with a super secret computer is planning to get me
Joyce N: You're like a Bond villain!
Ramond: okay
Joyce N: I will have no choice but to choke you to death with a shoe string
Ramond: and moreover i have changed my password now
Ramond: okay
Joyce N: I know
Joyce N: but that doesn't matter now
Ramond: you can try and see
Joyce N: My damage has been done
Ramond: we see who wins at last
Ramond: okay
Joyce N: I shall be declared winner
Joyce N: Because we shall fight in the streets of Ketu
Ramond: ohhhhhhhhhhhh
Ramond: im see
Ramond: big bros
Ramond: how far
Joyce N: MUGU
Ramond: maga
Ramond: you go suffer
Ramond: you don win today
Joyce N: I will win every day
Ramond: oka
Ramond: okay

Note from James:  Ramond signed off, or at least pretended to. 

Remember earlier when I said I changed his display pic on Messenger?  He finally noticed.

I can't show you the unedited pic because it will get my site deleted.   My friend Jonathan Walker, author of Jonathan Walker's Nigerian Adventures (a site I designed), sent me this pic which he used recently on one of his scammers.  (His big finish to his scammers is showing them his junk).  This pic is one of the most sickening, yet hilarious pics I've ever seen. 



Ramond came back online and said something so unintentionally funny, that it will forever become part of my vocabulary...

Ramond: you still sey there
Joyce N: Welcome back
Ramond: mastard
Joyce N: Is that a combination of mustard and bastard?
Joyce N: If so, that's pretty clever