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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?

IT'S A SCAM!

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

MISCELLANEOUS SCAMS FORUM

dementedman
Posted:06-18-2016
Views:604
Replies:4
So weird...
A friend of mine on disability with severe memory issues was just scammed, twice. First for $250 and then $650. A browser lock-up and 'virus warning pop up and call this number for support.' On a computer not worth 300 bucks new, freely giving them h..........
babayaga
Posted:06-11-2016
Views:688
Replies:0
Apartment rental scam
So my friend is looking for an apartment to rent and found a great deal. Too good to be true, honestly. She emails for info, exchanges a couple of emails, and then she receives this: [b] Hello Anne, Thanks for getting back to me with the con..........
lighten_up
Posted:06-09-2016
Views:471
Replies:1
Ebay Scams
I got this from a communicty site that our police post on.. I thought it was good info.. I did not know about a couple of these scams or how they worked. [quote:732916c5ae]eBay scam 1: Buying an expensive photograph How it works: Possibly the ..........
JJJingleheimerschmidt
Posted:06-01-2016
Views:1043
Replies:8
Fake IRS screwed lady out of $2,500.00
A local lady, old and widowed received a generated voice message from none other than the IRS with the final warning that she was being sued by the IRS and should call the number provided to make restitution. I found out about it over coffee two day..........
Toastypants
Posted:06-01-2016
Views:451
Replies:1
Text scam
I'm not really sure where to put this thread, since it's not exactly a phone scam in the 419 sense, and it may be pointless even posting this, but just in case... I live in Ireland, and today I got a text from a strange number (+4689999966). The t..........

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