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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


Another mass bait request
When you bait this person,please scroll down to the bottom and copy and paste the Craigslist below and email it to him with your request! Please use the Craigslist ad only to start the bait. Please let 419eater know what happens! This is a mass bait ..........
Rustin Cohle
I need some advice please
I've had a lad on the hook for a few weeks now. He's running the trunks in Iraq scam. I've gotten a couple of cheesy photoshopped trophy pics, and I now have the guy's bank info. My problem is that I didn't use a protected email account, I used my ol..........
Dr Mike
Welcome to Sweden IV (Island hopping safari)
A few days ago i (with the help of The Monsignor) welcomed another lad looking for cash to Sweden. The oga to this lad is a repeat offender, which means that he had had the pleasure of my courtesy before. That time he sent a lad to Rame and that was ..........
Speaking to the person who scammed me, how to trap them?
Okay, so a few months ago I attempted to buy something and was scammed. (Details here [url][/url]) I have found the scammer still listing adverts on the site and I am now in cont..........
vonpaso xlura
Dollar chop by a lad
One of the CC lads I'm baiting ordered a second lot of parts. I contacted the sheeper, who told me the same shipping cost as for the first lot. The lad called me and gave me a few black pigs; when I told him he had paid the whole amount, I told him y..........

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