Hi all. I call myself TheDane, and I'm from Denmark, as my name suggests. I've never been scammed, but I've always hated scammers with a vengeance, whether it was street hustlers playing find-the-queen, or corporate scale Ponzi schemes. And I've also spent years being annoyed to hell about those Nigerian mails that always ends up in the spamfilter.
One night, some 2 years ago, I was bored on a summer night, and purposely surfed the net. I don't remember how, but suddently I'd stumbled across something called a 'scambait'. It was a scambaiter that called himself JojoBean, who had fooled an African 419 scammer for 2½ years, wasting his time. I downloaded the pdf and started reading - and 3 hours and 338 A4 pages later I was speechless. This was among the funniest things I've ever read - and the best part was, that this was something I could do as well!
A link led me to 419eater.com, and I started reading threads there. The next day, I opened some mail accounts, and sent out my first replies to scammers. I found out that I had a good talent for baiting scammers - I've played role playing games since I was a teenager, and the expierience from that was something I could really use in this new thing. Here, two years later, I'm still hooked, and since I'm now between jobs, I have more time on my hands, and thought I'd lend a bit more effort to the warning aspect of fighting internet scams. So I will try to read, learn, and constribute with whatever knowledge and expierience I have with general or particular scams and/or scammers.
Nice to be here!