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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


Lad so stubborn he never asks for cash!
This got weird...the lad was so fixated in getting his percentage of my non-existent fund that he talked himself out of scamming me. :confused2: Nothing special but at least I'm an oil baron: ----- ARE YOU ALIVE? I write to inform yo..........
NSFW - 3 year love bait comes to a sticky end.
NSFW and the mails represent the views of my characters - not necessarily mine. Obviously heavily summarized low down of a 3 year bait. My siggy makes reference to Simon Dormoo who I have baited for 3 years now. Standard 419 scam which developed i..........
CocaCola Lottery
Hello to all, I'm not a native speaker, so I apologize for my bad english. However, no scammers are not Lord Byron, so my messages were well understood. I somewhat masked all names with "x", you know why. The story, the characters and plot..........
Straight bait for Bank Account
This is just a straight bait, with the intention of gaining bank accounts. There is nothing exciting, no safaris, no trophy pictures, no newspaper headline making developments. Vivian works on Sav0 Island in the Solomon Islands, she is the Secretary..........
Scammer sends a hacked photo with his phishing spam email.
Not sure if this is the right way to contribute, but I ended up in a conversation with a scammer by accident this morning. What was unusual is that the scammer had included a photo (hacked from photo box or the like perhaps) with his email to me. ..........

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