scam baiter n.
The British authors of another scam-baiting page, www.geocities.com/a_kerenx/ call their hobby "the new Internet blood sport." The pair, who often write under the name Alexander Kerensky, have tricked scam artists into waiting in front of a public webcam in Amsterdam, then posted their images on the Internet. In one exchange, they pretend to be a retired general who is naively cooperating with the scam until they invent a scheming girlfriend who threatens to expose the scam artist if she doesn't receive a cut of the money.
Lynn Cowan, "Web Enthusiasts Take Up Scam Baiting," The Wall Street Journal, March 19, 2003
So congratulations to one website, Scamorama.com, which is playing the fraudsters at their own game. They aim to thwart and humiliate the criminal gangs by "scam-baiting" and are currently posting up the daily emails they are exchanging with one "Jonathan Mokoena". The asinine criminal believes he has lured Princess Margaret (accompanied by her Keeper of the Bedpan and her equerry Lord Luny-Binns) to a secret meeting in Accra to help unlock a Dollars 235m fortune.
Apart from his failure to notice that Princess Margaret died in February, Mr Mokoena believes she lives in Tode Hall and spent her last holiday in Clacton.
Patrick Collinson, "Have you met Lord Luny-Binns yet?," The Guardian, December 7, 2002
Graham. "Fun with Mythos," alt.horror.cthulhu, November 9, 2002
So few will feel sorry for those scam artists whose chains are given a few good yanks by the scam baiters at sites such as scamorama.com and quatloos.com. Perhaps we should be sending them money to help finance their good works.
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