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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


How do I.....
I have received a letter from a Fatima Aziz but the header shows the following email. She is telling me she is a barrister in Dubai and she is holding $15,500,000 on behalf of a deceased client who shares my name. She's as..........
Pissed off a scammer, did I mess up at all?
Without going into details, I got a weird phone call, messed around using a virtual machine, and installed some remote desktop software and they installed some other things. After like 45 minutes I just ended the call and closed the vm since I had..........
smallboi forever
My rich rancher character needs to pay a $200 fee, but is too busy to go into town to the Western Union. He has one of his ranch hands do it for him. The ranch hand pockets the money and sends a profane taunting email. The lad forwards the email to t..........
Mr. George gets frustrated
I'm baiting this lad for about a month now. I am playing an old very rich woman (O.B.) and her retarded gardener Bilo. We're at the MG/WU stage and I am delaying a lot, replying at a pace of one mail a day. Mr. George is about to lose his nerve and t..........
Jess Ticulate
Surely nobody would scam me
Although I have used the name Jess Ticulate, that is actually the name of my butler's pet alligator. I like to keep a low profile as I have been warned of ne'er-do-wells who inhabit the interweb, facetube, twitterspace and the like. My real name i..........

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