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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 ordered a product from that company for $2000 for shits and giggles (had no intent to actually keep the product, was going to refund right away) and they never delivered. I handed them $2000 and got nothing in return. Customer support said "it is b..........
Binary Options Scam
Hi there, anybody familiar with Binary Option Scams? If you are please do take the poll. Whether regulated or unregulated, it seems to be a common theme, that the Binary Options Industry is a scam. Multi Million Scam this is. A key scam is that th..........
Puppy sale scam
Hi, I posted a message to two different sellers on and got responses from the different sellers within 5 hours. Had I not sent it to multiple sellers, i may have fallen for it, but because I got both stories, I saw they were just so si..........
Mailing Scams
Can you share some tips on how to avoid these scams? Also, can we catch the culprits behind these?..........
Jury Duty scam
Got called while I was on vacation by someone claiming to be from the US Marshal Service, Civil Division. He claimed that I missed jury duty and that I could pay my bond ($2000) using a Green Dot. Looks like they're finding ways to get money, skipp..........

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