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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


Shaye L Haver
Hello dear friend, Accept my apology for not responding to your mail earlier, it is not my making, but the situation around us, I do all my best to protect myself and keep eyes on my self, but I see I can not do it all alone, I need someone, I mea..........
Most effort for least (potential) reward
We all know the "I am <blah><blah>... Send Moneygram/Western Union to" type of scam email. Often they don't last long as they tend to be one shot attempts at getting money by the lad. However I have been solidly baiting one of these ty..........
Scammer sends me Fedex labels
So this scammer is under the impression that I've accepted to work for him as an accounts clerk. I convinced him that I would be saving him money if I deposited the packages myself. He sends me a bunch of Fedex labels. As the package are destin..........
Herding a Hundred
I had a lad who decided it was in his best interests to provide my character 100 different bank accounts during the [url=]Year End Walk[/url]. During the bait, I established a West African IT..........
Scamwarners cost a lad €85,000
of imaginary money. Every so often lads find themselves posted at SW and try and claim their innocence. "[mask:1:ea9f50b668]Cihangir Tekcan[/mask:1:ea9f50b668]" was one such lad, who claims to be a Turkish entrepreneur and was advertising on Link..........

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