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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


Elizabeth Moore <[email protected]> scam
Hi Dear XXX , I am Elizabeth M., HR Department at Marg1n Ltd. We are currently looking for a "Administrative Assistant" to join our team and mentioned that you might be a good fit. For these reasons, I would like to offer you the position. This i..........
MARG1N.COM - [email protected] - [email protected]
STAY AWAY FROM HTTP://MARG1N.COM IT SEEMS REAL. THEY ARE FRAUDSTERS AND SCAMMERS. Messaggio originale ID messaggio <[email protected]> Creato alle: 4 luglio 2019 11:33 (consegnato dopo 19 secondi) Da: Elizabeth Moore &..........
The Case of the Zaftig Blonde
[i:f10fd1d94c]Zaftig: Of a woman, having a plump and sexually attractive figure; voluptuous, well-proportioned; large [Wiktionary] Zaftig: A word of Yiddish origin used to describe a chubby girl, but in a very good way. However, a word of caution: e..........
Some bilingual fun with a loan scammer
Hey y'all. I'm relatively new to scambaiting so I try to not get too ridiculous, but someone posted a French scam email over in surplus and since I speak French, I decided it might be fun to see how much I could get away with. Everything here is tran..........
"It Is Your Duties... To Fight Like A Wounded Lion"
For bombastic behaviour, verbal flatulence, and new dimensions in stupidity… meet Dr John Favor and his other incarnations. The Scammer Dr John Favor (or Favour), “CHAIRMAN OF FUND RELEASE BOARD ACCRA GHANA” Mr. Paul Malcolm Acquah, “Cha..........

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