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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


Need help !! Is this an Online Dating Scam?
Can anyone help me out? I matched with a guy on an online dating site. We exchanged numbers and we communicated via text on the first day, but the very next day he called me via WhatsApp but instead of the usual getting to know one another, he told..........
So I've been baiting Russian love scammers
You people do a stellar job here, and I've baited quite a few times, but I got bored with 419, so tried a few of these. I have two going at the moment and they've been corresponding with me since January. I like them wasting all that time with their ..........
[b:d12b70b9ab]Time for a change[/b:d12b70b9ab] 419Eater has been around since October 2003. Since that time, we have welcomed over 70.000 members (that's 70,000 members for those over the pond) who have written over 1.7 million articles. A lot ha..........
Lehigh Guy
Dirty Dozen Eaterversary
I just noticed that my 12th year here has passed—along with my Premium Membership. I need to check in to eater more often. To mark a dirty dozen years’ baiting I (of course) rectified my membership lapse. I’m looking forward to seeing tha..........
On a (bacon) roll
During this quarantine period, I set myself a little challenge. How quickly could I get 100 bank accounts reported? I hit that target today 8) Here's the [b:9c0184a589]stats[/b:9c0184a589], if anyone's interested: [quote:9c0184a589]Number..........

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