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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?
IT'S A SCAM!
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
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
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
and also the following important
Here are some of the latest threads from our forums
MISCELLANEOUS SCAMS FORUM
|Fake Checks and Mobile Deposits
|Long time lurker, needing some feedback. I consider myself pretty savvy with a variety of business and individual scams/fraud. This one has me baffled.
I manage a small temporary staffing company.
We have been recently contacted by two indivi..........||mbuzzboiiii
|Grandparent Scammers!! SCUMMMM
|These people are literally the scum of the universe. They are calling grandparents claiming to be the grand children and saying they had either an accident or have been in some kind of physical altercation and have broken their nose. Please refer to ..........||wannab8
|I know these types of scams are very common. Upon browsing apartments.com I came across a very obvious scam. Scammer is listing a high-end apartment for the price of what a room for rent goes for in the area, all amenities included, wants to be email..........||Padme
|IRS/Tech Support Scams -Why they're not discussed here
|Recently we've had a number of members asking about IRS/Techsupport/Card Services scams. At 419eater we do not deal with this type of fraud, however, as there have been questions, here is a quick post outlining why [b:1c822b95bd]we do not bait or di..........||ElmerGlew
|A different Kind of Tech Support Scam
|The last couple days I keep getting a call from a (202-Washington) number and I decided to call it back with a "burner" app on my phone. (by the way, do any of you use such apps and if so do you have any you'd recommend?) Long story short, his (Afric..........|
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