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Does somebody want to transfer millions of dollars into your account?
Does someone want to pay you to cash cheques and send them the money?
Met a new friend/penpal on a friendship/dating site who's asking you for money?
Has a dying person contacted you wanting your help to give his money to charity?
Have you sold an item and are asked to accept a payment larger than the item amount?


Don't fall for common scams like this - fight them!

So what is scambaiting? Well, put simply, you enter into a dialogue with scammers, simply to waste their time and resources. Whilst you are doing this, you will be helping to keep the scammers away from real potential victims and screwing around with the minds of deserving thieves.

It doesn't matter if you are new to this sport or a hardened veteran; if you are wasting the time of a scammer, or frustrating them in any way well that's good enough for us, and we would welcome you to join with our now very large community.

Although this site concentrates mainly on the Nigerian 419 scam, we are happy to deal with other types of scams if and when the opportunity arises. We also have a large team of experts dedicated to the removal and closure of fake scammer banks and sites.

Even if you are a newcomer, much fun can be had and at the same time you will be doing a public service. If you are new to this game and need to know what scambaiting is all about, please click on the 419 FAQ link at the top of the page. See also Baiting Tips for information on getting started on this great cyber-sport

We encourage everyone to contribute to this site and the good cause of scambaiting by joining in the fun on the FORUM where you can meet new friends and seek expert help, tips and advice on anti-scamming. User participation is absolutely encouraged. Please help us to raise awareness the world over!

Do not be fooled into thinking scammers operate from a specific part of the world. Advance fee fraud scammers are a world-wide menace, and they operate from every continent. These scammers range from small one-man-band criminals scamming a few thousand dollars a year, to highly organised groups raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars a month.


Please take time to read our article, "The Ethics of Scambaiting"
and also the following important information.

Here are some of the latest threads from our forums


buried under 419 emails
Replies:2 Black mail
Here is a feeble black mail attempt. You guys maybe getting a video :shock: I did my best. I wonder how they did it when my camera has been disabled? :D; dkim=fail reason="key not found in D..........
New to this. Question related to VMs and VPNs.
I want to let a lad connect to a virtual machine hosted by my real machine. If I run a VPN on my host machine, will the lad have any way of telling what my real IP is while connected to my VM? I don't want them to have any way to identify me or my ne..........
Journalist enquiry
Hi, I was a member of this forum and an avid scambaiter many years ago. I'm really glad to see it is still active. I now help edit a political blog - I won't mention which one here for security reasons but am happy to disclose it in PMs. A s..........
Academic scam- what will happen, and what should I do?
This is not your usual 419 scam. I've been baiting a so called academic journal. The initial modus operandi is as follows. These guys email academics telling us what wonderful people we are, and would we like to be editorial board members. If we ..........
Breech Birth
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