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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


Bait and switch online scammer, need advice.
Hi all. My wife recently became the victim of a bait and switch online purchase scam. We could really use some advice, plus I wanted to get word out in the hopes that no-one else gets hurt and this scammer is taken down. I've already seen evidence of..........
Bay Bee
Don't ignore this mail
I received this email a couple of days ago - hadn't checked my email. This is a first for me. Moderators, please edit or contact me if I've done something wrong with posting this. Thanks in advance. X-Apparently-To: [email protected]; Thu, 13 J..........
Bill IPTV Scammer in Texas
This guy is scamming people in Texas by selling IPTV subscription for $250 for 24months, but the trial expires after 24hrs and this guy is nowhere to be found. Name: Bill Possible Age:46-47 Possible alternate names: [color=green:92b7ebb9bb]< ..........
Dumbest Russian love scammer ever?
I just finished baiting one of them and wasted two months of its time. My challenge was to get it off script which as we know is very difficult. She/he/it got mighty irate with me over a very blurred WU form and did indeed get off script. When yo..........
Appartment scam
Hey guys, Im new in scambaiting by myself, but I read and watched scambaiting for some years. Im from germany. I had contact with a scammer by myself yesterday. I searched for an appartment for my gf and me in the city we live. Sadly the appartments..........

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