Scam Baiting is the art of wasting as much of a scammers time and resources as possible. Normally conducted with Nigerian 419 Scams, UK Lottery Scams, or Sweetheart Scams.
I Love Scam Baiting. I *$&%# those nigerians up.
Scambaiting is the "De Facto" sport you can practice with a webmail account. Practiced, since there are thousands of 419 scammer
s out there, stealing money to honest people. The main goal of scambaiting is tomake a scammer waste its time, money (if he is in an internet cafe), and patience into a "victim" who will not fall, thus preventing the scammer on getting his hands on people who might fall for it. Consists on doing the following:
1. Obtaining a free webmail account, preferably one which masks or does not display your IP when obtaining headers, and setting it up under an alias, be it a punning name or a legendary character such as Jack Sparrow
, Forrest Gump
, Marty McFly
, Bruce Banner
, and the list goes on, use your imagination.
2. Scam letters come and go. You can obtain them by accident or by seeding guestbooks with another email account(not very recommended).
3. Take one of the e-mails obtained, and reply.
4. Make him suffer like G did
with nonsense questions, arguing over the legality of the deal, and try to make him go off script (since most of the answers are scripted) with a load of resources, such as imagination and...
Scam Baiting (SKAM bay.ting) pp. Harassing an email scammer, particularly one running a 419 advance fee fraud scheme, by feigning interest in the scam and then tricking the scammer into performing costly, silly or time-wasting tasks.
Synonyms: scam-baiting, scambaiting, b8ing, baiting.
- scam baiter n.
I've been scam baiting the same Nigerian scammer for over a year and he STILL thinks I'm a 104-year-old WWII vet who is willing to send him money! LOL!