First of all, an introduction. I am "Alan" and many of you will know me from other anti-scam and baiting sites.
Big Al wrote:If the Scammer is asking their victims to "help them quit scamming" it is just another ploy to gain their trust and get more money from them. They will tell every lie in the book (And a few that aren't in the book yet) in order to keep their victims. Especially ones who they've already gotten money from.
I currently have a scammer on the hook, who swears blind that he is sorry for the military romance scam that he was running and was only doing it because he needs drugs for his mother's cancer and he has now stopped. He then asked the "victim" if she could just send the $650 to save his mother. At the same time, he is in touch with another "victim" and starting the same script on them.
firefly wrote:No revenge in any actions as such, no hidden motives. And it's sure not just to have fun. Baiting involve a lot of work and it´s done with a clear mind, not with feelings. The scammers are criminals hurting people.
Some "baiters" do arrive at baiting sites because they've seen the silly signs, tattoos and stories of scammers being safaried 1000s of miles and think it will be fun to embarrass the "dumb criminal in the Internet cafe". They don't tend to stay around long when they realise that it isn't as easy as it looks to even get a simple photo from a scammer and disappear off to find their next hobby. The ones that stick around are the ones that see the bigger picture and realise that while there is fun to be had, there is a lot more important stuff going on, such as closing down fake websites, reporting compromised bank accounts and credit cards and warning/helping victims.