Hello fellow scam baiters,
i get about up to a dozen scammers a week that i would consider to be a waste of time because they are quick fire and fall in love within the hour and in the second hour ask for small amounts of money so i block them and move on.
They usually troll free dating sites and use big breasted reasonably well known models off the internet and can be quickly reverse imaged. Just about all of these gold diggers are African and not very good when you compare them to the experienced Nigerian scammers.
About six weeks ago i recieved a letter from a woman on a dating site that was only average looking but to me was quite attractive and can honestly say this was the best scammer i have come across in the 8 years i have been baiting and wasnt an unpleasant experience until the very end.
The woman in question was 32 a fashion designer from New York but in reality was Nigerian mafia and probably a male.
We started writing emails and then progressed to chat on facebook so the scammer knew my history and could see i was not poor and had setup a facebook page especially in my honour.
This scammer never asked for money at first but would never talk to me on the phone and suspect it was because of either the African accent which white Africans also have or because they didnt have a woman available and was only men.
The scammer was a bit distant at first and didnt instantly start to love me but over the coming days slowly but surely tried to lure me in with romantic talk but not sexual .and told me of her plans with contracts in Africa and England that she was waiting to hear from and was the key to scam money out of me.
This scammer thought of every detail even down to having to pee or eating dinner and for some reason which i am still not sure of and maybe was just to gain my confidence said she had to go on a training course for two weeks in another state and if i didnt want her to go wouldnt. But i told her would be good for her career and should go.
After a few days at the out of state course was when she put her major scam into action telling me she had won a contract worth $2 million and of all places Nigeria and needed money to fly there from USA because was short notice and then would fly out to be with me after the five weeks the contract would last and live happily ever after, all the time scamming me for more and more money.
Initially she wanted $3000 USD which i agreed too and gave a fake Western union MTCH number to waste there time and the following day after i had sent the fake MTCH number we chatted was when the abuse started and the fashion designer had instantly changed into a nasty Nigerian scammer that didnt give a a crap about anything but money and ultimately is there downfall GREED.
That scam lasted 3 weeks and from day one i knew but i prefer the longer scams and love to make them work with the ultimate goal of just pissing them off and them admitting to me i wasted their time and money..
The longest scammer was 18 months and was also Nigerian but was my first and cost me $20000 and is why i became a scam baiter.
Sorry wontallow me to post any photos and have plenty.
Although it may not sound like it when reading bait transcripts, most scambaiters do have a set of ethics or a code of conduct that they try very hard to abide by. You will find as you move from baiting community to baiting community that ethics will vary (see â€œTattoosâ€ below), but for the most part, the guidelines are similar.
Cashbaiting is quite simply, the act of getting your lad to send you money or other negotiable securities. It is illegal, immoral and casts you in a very poor light.
On every forum you find devoted to baiting, getting caught cashbaiting will almost certainly result in you being banned. This one included. Some forums might even go so far as to rat you out to your local authorities. Donâ€™t do it.
Itâ€™s not a secret that most lads you will come into contact with are going to be from West Africa. Yes, they can also come from some former Soviet republics, China, South-East Asia and even India, but West Africa is by far the leader of the pack. This simple fact is more than enough evidence for some people to slap a racism label on the whole of scambaiting, but itâ€™s even worse when the baiter IS racist.
On this forum we take a very dim view of racebaiting. If your sole motivation for doing this is because your lad is a different race than you, then you need professional help and you are not welcome here.
INNOCENT THIRD PARTIES
Itâ€™s almost impossible to bait someone and not have it affect other people in the ladâ€™s life. However, it is a good policy to limit the involvement of innocent third parties as much as possible. While itâ€™s easy to look at a place like Nigeria and see it as border-to-border scammers, the truth of the matter is that the vast majority of people there are just living their lives in peace, just like you.
When you make your lad do something that involves disrupting the lives of people who have no direct involvement in the scam your lad is trying to run on you, itâ€™s just bad baiting.
Whenever the situation arises, you should be willing to cooperate with law enforcement if it has a chance to bring your lad to justice. Beware, however, of people and/or baiting communities that brag about secret law enforcement contacts that you are not permitted to talk with directly. The scams you will be exposed to are, for the most part, financial fraud and not a secret, global conspiracy requiring deep undercover operatives that will only speak from the shadows. If you cannot talk with the officer who wants your evidence, OR they do not want to talk to you, then thereâ€™s a very good chance youâ€™re being jerked around yourself.
DEATH / PHYSICAL HARM
No matter how evil/disgusting/unscrupulous/despicable your lad is, he does not deserve to be put in a situation that will cause him death or physical harm. You are a baiter, not a judge, jury and/or executioner. We do not look kindly on baiters who feel that getting their lads killed or injured is a suitable punishment for anything.
MARKINGS / TATTOOS
Of all the controversies in the baiting community, none evokes such strong debate as tattooing your lad. Our official position on the matter is neutral. Weâ€™re not going to ban you if you tattoo your lad in a bait, but weâ€™re not going to encourage it as an acceptable practice either. Some issues must be left up to the individual baiter, and this is one of them.
Scambaiting is the art of engaging internet scammers in an effort to make them believe that a payday is imminent while you waste their time, money, resources and hopefully distract them from taking advantage of real victims.
It really is that simple; although you will inevitably run across those who strive to make it more complicated. Weâ€™re going to focus on the simple, getting you up and baiting in the shortest time and safest way possible.
1 â€“ BE SAFE
The people you will be dealing with are not the most trustworthy individuals in the world. They can and likely will try anything to get the advantage over what they view as a gullible victim.
- Never use your real name. Ever. Make one up.
- Never use your real address. Pick another city and invent an address if you must. Google Maps can help
- Never bait from you main email address. Gmail is a baiterâ€™s dream that you will grow to love the longer you use it. Itâ€™s free, anonymous (as long as you use the web interface) and very versatile.
- Grab a good virus scanner and keep it updated.
2 â€“ PICK A SCAMMER
This couldn't be easier. Go to â€œScam E-Mailsâ€ sections of the forums here and find a letter you like. Respond using your new Gmail account and fake identity and youâ€™re away to the races. If you donâ€™t get a reply, donâ€™t worry... pick another and try again. Have patience and you will be rewarded.
3 â€“ INDULGE YOURSELF
Once you have a dialogue going, indulge your creative side and see how far you can push it. If you lose him, get another letter and start again. Eventually, you will hit on a system that gets results.
4 â€“ PASSPORTS, ID CARDS & WEIRD DOCUMENTS
In almost all cases, these will be the first trophies that you ever receive from a scammer. Most will hand them out like skittles but that shouldnâ€™t take away from the thrill you get when you get your first ones.
On the other hand, if your lad asks YOU for these items, donâ€™t send them. Make up excuses or just ignore the requests altogether. Eventually the lad will get past it and move on and if he doesnâ€™t, well... pick another letter and try again.
Thatâ€™s essentially basic baiting in a nutshell. Itâ€™s not rocket science but like anything else, there are advanced levels that you will eventually become aware of as you gain experience. These advanced levels will become more apparent and more obvious as you progress but you shouldnâ€™t worry about them now. Just go out, have some fun and screw up some day.