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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


I guess the Scam Victim Compensation Fund does not keep ....
I guess the Scam Victim Compensation Fund does not keep thorough and complete records of their contacts :) Never under estimate the greediness of the scammer lads I guess. One of my characters had a bait started with a lad last year. Went bac..........
They're just not trying anymore...!!!
Received an e-mail in one of my baiter accounts today from [mask:1:53b565574f] [/mask:1:53b565574f] that simply had the sentence "Please give me money". No more, no less...........
I started in 2012 to reply to this letter saying that I won a lot of money. I have used the same mailadress and sometimes I have just send them some letters and then I have been quiet for months without any sound from them. Tried to get them to fill ..........
Started out boring/routine but has gotten good...insulting
Surprised I have had him on the hook this long-.....Started out [quote:ff5d8fdbb2]Attention: Sir Josson, Sorry for the delay in response concerning your long awaited approved funds, it's as a result of my Ecowas/UN summit journey that lasted fo..........
Fatter Siam
Waiting on that letter of apology from the HM Treasury
For a little over 2 ½ years now I’ve been baiting Nigerian Senator Blimpy and HM Treasury’s Sir Nicholas McPherson (I haven’t the heart to tell him the real Sir Nick’s been retired for some time). The usual wacky baiting hijinks but I was lu..........

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