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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


Mystery Shopper be damned!
I love taking these mystery shopper assignments. Don't know how to hurt them save for having them put together a check and send it to my fake address in Tishomingo and then upon cashing the check and before sending the balance after my commission th..........
South African Loan Scam
This is my first bait and was just messing around a little bit, i've read through a few hundred of the stories over the past few years and just decided to try 1 out for myself. Typical Opening Script [b:a2e6cb2f0f]Lad[/b:a2e6cb2f0f] Company ..........
Captain Gullible - NSFW [Updated - finished]
Here's another hitlad bait I have going. This is a new character, the head of an elite terrorist/assisin squad, [color=blue:c4d6ce384e]Commander Ivan_Gocha[/color:c4d6ce384e]. I respond to the [i:c4d6ce384e]hitlad[/i:c4d6ce384e]'s "Pay me or die"..........
"Pleasa dun kill me" [Updated!]
I got this hitman email from the surplus mails forum and I've been baiting this guy with 2 different characters. This one here I am pretty sure is over. I think he's twigged. I had many exchanges with him though and here is the conversation. My c..........
The Turkish bargaining ritual
I contacted a hitman that Surfowl was kind enough to post on surplus. After a few exchanges I asked him to chat with me. He's a sweet lad. hi [color=red:1aa75a0f71]are you ready to make the payment ? so that i can send you the tape of those who..........

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