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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


I believe I've been scammed....
Hello all, First time poster, I wanted to share my experience with some folks who can relate. Here's the story: I was in search of a loan, I have bad credit and. I assets so I can't get a bank loan or any bigger financial institution to give m..........
Doctor Paul
I shook the dude's hand!
So, a friend of a friend posted on FB that someone was interviewing. I'm looking for a job so I decided to go. This is what I learned: [list:b50e60c27f]* This company is looking for drivers and personal assistants. The personal assistant job is..........
Spell casting
Found a "doctor" in my catching account, that can solve all my problems by means of casting spells. I've played along for a bit, and now it looks like he's about to invite me to some voodoo-temple, god knows where. Still no request to send money, ..........
sounds legit
A gentleman name Jimmy has been calling me. He got my number from a person I have never heard of and wants to set up a meeting to discuss setting up a business. I would mess with him, but I believe that I will be murdered, so I have decided to ign..........
Tax Scam
I received a voice mail stating the IRS has been trying to contact me about a law suit. The call came from a pay phone 607-324-9846 and instructed me to call 512-595-0659. Since when does the IRS call from a pay phone? The IRS NEVER CALLS ABOUT TA..........

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