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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


"This is Rachel from Card Services with your FINAL NOTI
Robocall comes in almost daily telling me to press 9 if I owe more than $4,000 on my credit card. (I don't) The phone number is always different. Yesterday it was my own phone number. Have asked them to stop calling me with no luck. Yesterda..........
new here & housing scam
Hi 419eaters. My first post on this forum so hi all :D A friend of mine was hoping to rent an appartment. He was in reaction on a advertisement on a Dutch housing site. The scammer told him to use AIRBNB for safety. This is the topic he ..........
If you are an artist and you want to safe guard your future in music, you will stay away from freeme digital and everything they have to offer. I authorized them to sell and manage my contents for over 48months and no payments was made available t..........
[Non-AFF]Using Scambaiting techniques against phishers
Hi, now, recently, I have received lots of phishing scam mails into my catcher. Knowing my way around them and being a scambaiter, I thought to myself: Could these be taken by baiting... You know, something like this: 1. You place (using proxie..........
*HOT* Internal Revenue Service "direct number"
Fresh from this morning - [color=green:1f35bd7e88]Removed- bware419ers[/color:1f35bd7e88] "Internal Revenue Service, may I help you?" Just tell them you got a voice mail about a tax bill, and could not make out the name of the caller. Have fun!!..........

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