Scamming the Scammers

Scamming the Scammers April 29, 2008

Many of you know that from time to time I highlight those phishing and scam e-mails that make it through my spam filter, for the sake of the gullible who might at least have the common sense to google keywords from the e-mail, even if they clearly lack the common sense to know that no one will give a stranger millions of dollars.

Someone just pointed out to me a site called 419 Eater. It is dedicated to the “sport” of “scambaiting”. Basically there are people who will string the scammers along, and even get them to pay for and/or send things (and in one case even take a picture of themselves shirtless with a logo painted around their breast!) as part of sealing the deal. There are other similar sites like Bait a Mugu and What’s The Bloody Point?.
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