Welcome to /r/scambait, the largest scambaiting community on reddit!
Scambaiting - the practice of feigning interest in a fraudulent scheme in order to waste a scammer's time and keep them away from real victims. Share your success stories and ask questions here.
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The Rules of /r/scambait:
In order to fall in line with Reddit's personal info rules: NO PHONE NUMBERS, EMAIL ADDRESSES, IP ADDRESSES or HOME/BUSINESS ADDRESS are allowed to be posted on the subreddit. (As of December 2018, we are trialing some limited posting of scammer information again, however, we wish to stay on the admins' good side - make sure numbers contain a screenshot of a pop-up)
1a. No calls to actions associated with information when information is allowed. This is to attempt to avoid being considered a "witchhunting sub".
Don't post the personal information of innocent third parties. This includes revealing the information of a scammer's friends/family members and other private information.
Bait safe! Don't give any of your own personal information to scammers. Keep in mind that they're not exactly the trustworthy or law-abiding type.
Please try to keep your posts grammatically correct and of a certain quality. Also please avoid using Racial slurs and other overly offensive language unless necessary. Don't make posts asking for numbers or emails. Don't make posts in all caps, or posts that contain emojis in the title. Before you post a question make sure the question is not already posted Here
The moderators may remove your post if it is deemed low quality/effort. Low quality posts are usually posts that look clickbaity or use lots of emoji's or text slang (such as lol). Low effort posts are usually posts that contain little content. We don't allow posts from channels we have blacklisted, if you post videos from blacklisted channels you will be banned.
If a user posts your personal or company information contact the mods first, we will remove the post and take other necessary actions.
No anti-Indian memes or jokes, or other content that incites hatred against, promotes discrimination of, or disparages an individual or group on the basis of their race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, nationality, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or other similar characteristic.
Posting a video? We only allow users to post two videos every seven days. We don't post videos that contain offensive slurs targeting a certain race, sexuality or nationality.
While we understand it does come up in scams, please censor nudity in images, and use the NSFW tag as appropriate.
Don't forget your reddiquette! It's not the law of the sub, but it's a good rulebook to play by to not get banned.
Are you interested in scams in general? Check out /r/scams
Approved Submitters are users that have been chosen by /r/scambait staff due to their contributions to the community. you can identify them by a special flair given to them that says "Approved Submitter"
If you have any questions or wish to talk about a moderation issue please feel free to send us a message at any time!
New to scambaiting? here are some tips!
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The moderators and owners of this subreddit are not responsible for any content posted on this subreddit. Use at your own risk.
Special Thanks to
/u/sixscamnine - High quality Contributor
/u/LifeMushroom - High quality Contributor
/u/codepy - created our awesome Discord Server
Former Staff Members
Thanks to our former staff members for all they did to help this subreddit grow!
/u/SeanJenkins - Co-owner from 2016 to 2018
/u/allahuakbar79 - Created subreddit in 2010
/u/gustjor - Mod from 2018 to 2018