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!
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.