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Post by Lew Archer » Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:03 pm

Hello everybody, you can call me Leir,

So this all started when I googled about advance fee scams and, somehow, 419 eater showed up. Looking a bit on how active this forum is and how e-mail scams are still a thing – matter of fact, the most popular scam attack, according to Trend Micro, as it still hoards tons of victims.

Then I thought to myself, “well, some stories here are really interesting, why don't I try to have one for myself?”. And that's how I ended up here. A tech writer looking for the next best thing gonzo journalism can do without leaving home in the middle of a pandemic.

Nice to meet you, guys!

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Post by Eluder » Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:52 am

Hi folks.

Since this is the forum's reboot, I tried to re-create my original character in here.

For obvious reasons, no real data about me are present here; those willing can contact me for messengers' accounts, if/when necessary (the accounts are also pseudonymous, of course).

Let move on with the show, let scambaiting be going on.

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Post by Toastypants » Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:01 am

Hello, folks.

Not a new member, but a returning one. Some of you might remember some of my previous adventures some years ago, getting lads to record audio books of A Game of Ice & Fire, or the foul-mouthed Father Bilbo.

My real life job was due to resume a few weeks ago, but has been pushed back til later in the year. So it's a perfect time for me to get back at this. I'm hungry for book 3 in the series of ASOIAF.

Time to do some serious reading and see what's changed in the baiting world over the last while!

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Post by budzman » Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:11 am

Hello everyone!

During the COVID pandemic I got laid off. This left me scrambling to get a job. So I started applying to jobs on forums like Indeed, ZipRecruiter and Glassdoor. In a normal circumstance I would at least research the company and go to a website to see if I even wanted to work there, but due to the circumstances and with rent coming up, I was just reading the job title and applying.

Sure enough, I started getting some scam calls. These guys would ask me for my "full legal name", and ask for a copy of my resume. They would tell me they had a job for me, get me to send them my resume and then hang up. They were scamming me while I was down and incredibly desperate for money.

Which brings me here. I'm going to get these guys back by posting back on these same job forums, only now with different intentions!

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Post by Bertje » Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:56 am

Welcome Budzman,

Glad you realised you were being scammed.

Just a heads up: on this forum we deal with advance fee fraud (AFF), not with other types of fraud. Most times, the 'job site scams' involve the scammers 'hiring' a victim to do some kind of a job which involves receiving money from others and forwarding it to the scammers, keeping a %% of the money received. Someone doing that is called a "Mule".

While I agree that the scammers who target people in a vulnerable position (out of work) need to be taken care of, this is not the type of scam we deal with here.


However, you are more than welcome to stick around and participate in our AFF ventures. Grab yourself a lad (that's what we call the scammers) and have some fun!!

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Post by andyche » Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:38 pm

Hello folks

I'm new here. I'm not really seeking to become a baiter, as I realize this will take a lot of my time
I just wanted to report a scam, and, well, I've skimmed through this forum and found how to do that
But, well, I don't seem to be able to register on scamwarners.com
When I press "register", my browser gives me a DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error
So I figured I'd just register here and report that

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Post by paroxysm » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:24 pm

Hi - I used to lurk a lot on the old forums. I had an account that I can't remember for the life of me, since I mostly used it for reading.

I hope at some point the Eater University links get moved over to the new forum. Since they're on the old one, I haven't been able to read them (I don't remember my old forum login.) Other than that, I'm happy to keep lurking! :)

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Post by Bertje » Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:51 am

Hello new friends.

As for Eater-U..yes, that is something that needs to be done.

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Post by Motherof43 » Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:44 pm

Hi I am new to this type of thing. I came across your website while trying to purchase a puppy online. I am really grateful that this even exist because of the couple of experiences I have had with people trying to scam me. Is this the only place that can help you with trying not to get scammed?

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Post by Shownwinne » Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:51 am

Hello everyone I am newbie and I am glad to meet you all.

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Post by Mr Snrub » Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:46 am

Hey, I've lurked here on and off a while back, I was kind of confused seeing everything different at first. Looking forward to jumping back in

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Post by Kitty La Gore » Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:37 pm

Welcome, friends! Be sure to read the forum rules - viewtopic.php?f=6&t=32 - and let us know if you have any questions or run into any issues with a bait. We're here to help and guide you in baiting safely!

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Am just tired and confused and the cards didn't work. ~Jeff

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Post by nascar014 » Sat May 01, 2021 12:02 am

Hello, I just got scammed for $100, and was looking for a way to get back at them. It looks like this is the community to help do this. I have already reported this to the police, however I don't get the feeling anything is going to happen. What is my first step?

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Post by Bertje » Sat May 01, 2021 9:13 am

Welcome to Eater!

Sorry to hear that you have been scammed.

The best thing to do is to completely block the scammers. Do not bait them. They have your real life contact details. Stay away!

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Post by Munchies86 » Sun May 02, 2021 10:18 pm

Hello! I am Munchies! This is not a name I normally go by online but I obviously don't want my scambaiting to get traced back to my normal online life.

I "finished" my first scambait already, although I wouldn't call it too epic, but I did waste a few days of a scammer's time. Stay safe!

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Post by Bertje » Mon May 03, 2021 6:06 am

Welcome Munchie! Hope you enjoy your stay.

Should you have any questions, let me know!

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Post by throwaway127068 » Mon May 03, 2021 1:01 pm

Hi! :wave:
I haven't thought of another name yet, and I'm a bit scared to use my 6 existing ones. Call me th8, i guess.
I am currently waiting for about 15 inheritances totaling ~$100,000,000 and 5 lottery prizes totaling ~$20,000,000 while simultaneously in a financial crisis and have registered for 2 loans totaling $2,500,000. Magik.
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Post by Bertje » Mon May 03, 2021 1:46 pm

Welcome Th8!

You must be the luckiest person alive, with so much money coming your way! Enjoy your stay here.

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Post by GrassEater » Tue May 04, 2021 6:06 pm

Hey there! I'm Grass Eater and I have a little experience with baiting. I've been doing it on and off for a couple years. It's nice to find a community based around it!
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Post by Bertje » Tue May 04, 2021 7:32 pm

Hey Grass Eater!

Cool of you to drop by. Welcome to Eater!

Please take a moment to read the rules and enjoy your stay here!

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Post by enriquerosaamos » Wed May 12, 2021 9:16 pm

Hello, all :)

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Post by Kitty La Gore » Thu May 13, 2021 12:50 am

Hi enriquerosaamos! Welcome to Eater 8-)
I'm really scared because I notice that I'm develop malaria because of the hot climax here ~ Abiola in Rosso
i was kidnap by Nigeria North desperate danger men in Borno state Nigeria all because of u ~Tim
You are been a foolish man with a naughty brain. ~Paul K
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Am just tired and confused and the cards didn't work. ~Jeff

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Post by 142c0f2 » Sat May 15, 2021 10:23 am

Dear Forum,

This is my new account on the Eater. I created my first one a few years back when I was scammed by a Nigerian identity thief. My employer lost a few hundred Euros back then, and the money was never recovered. Then I found the Eater and lurked around the forums for some time, had good laughs reading the Greatest Hits. However, I didn't engage in real scambaiting back then.

I will continue my story in another thread, where I'm planning to tell about my current bait, which renewed my interest in scambaiting.

Thank you for reading this.

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Post by Bertje » Sat May 15, 2021 10:27 am

Welcome back!

Hope you like the new digs. I'm looking forward to reading about your baits!

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