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world of Scambaiting!
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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
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
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
and also the following important
Here are some of the latest threads from our forums
MISCELLANEOUS SCAMS FORUM
|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
|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:
Thanks for getting back to me with the con..........||lighten_up
|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
|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
|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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