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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


Scammer from Africa
So, I'm from New Zealand and have only recently started scam baiting. I've had a few successes where scammers have been emailing back and forth ... the most recent one from a banker in Africa wanting me to give him my personal details has been pre..........
Please, I want you to help me
My story are as follows I am an Egyptian resident and working in Saudi Arabia and I am Egyptian my nationality I was looking for a personal loan in the western sites and came across and spoke to an Indian man says he is the owner of a finance company..........
Lad scams an old Ibo Nigerian compatriot
I know this message does not come as any surprise. This is not the first bait of this type. Some lads claim that 419 is kind of a response to colonialism and we know that they are ready to prey on anybody, including an old compatriot. Long firs..........
Learned Ass Thug Boy– an Evil Attorney adventure
My favorite lad. My most epic adventure. A total of 8 piggies from all over the globe. It’s crazy long so I busted it into chapters but I hope you slog through the whole thing. It goes to some weird places and is the most fun I’ve ever had in the..........
Odin worship, a weird turn in a bait
My months-long abuse of my pot-smoking friend is still roaring on but I had to share the stoned weirdness from today. Wasting this lad's time is sometimes really, really bizarre. Enjoy. (Following my accusation of corruption allowing scamming and ..........

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