Scams Scam's Lexicon

Scammer's Scam Glossary

Scam's Lexicon

Refers to the Nigerian Scams, Email Scams, that is named after the 419th article of the Nigerian criminal code connected with fraud. This is the advance fee fraud done through online and by email.


Anonymously Sent E-Mail or Accidentally Sent E-Mail. It involves the act of sending e-mails to scammers but pretending that it was send mistakenly to them. Ideally, the email is supposed to look like you're in the middle of a fruitful transaction.


Short form of "Scam Baiter" is usually a person who uses any of a variety of techniques to irritate, harm, or waste the time of a scammer responding to fraudulent emails.

E-mail Scams

False offers being sent to victims by email.

Flash Money

Virtual money that appears temporarily in a victim's bank account as per the deposit of a fake check or a fraudulent electronic transfer to make the victim believe that the scammer is legitimate.Generally the scammer says the victim to send him a percentage of the flash money as real money, usually by money transfer.The tough time begins for the victim only when the bank charges him after discovering the original cheque or electronic transfer to be fraudulent.


(Internet Crime Complaint Center) - IC3's website is a vehicle to receive, develop, and refer cyber crime complaints. They claim to provide victims of cyber crime a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of suspected criminal or civil violations but are neither effective in their actions taken against the 419scammers nor provide needful assistance to the victims.


A scammer.


The largest city in Nigeria where world's most of the scammers live.

Wire Transfer

This is the method of transferring money from one person to another. Generally scammers request the victim to pay the money using wire transfer service like Western Union and Moneygram stating that the speed at which the payment can be received and processed, allowing quick release of the supposed payoff is high.The real fact is that wire transfers and similar methods of payment are irreversible, untraceable and, because identification beyond knowledge of the details of the transaction is often not required it is completely anonymous.


African nation that is the origin to nearly 95% of the world's 419 scammers.

Scam Baiting

(Baiting, Scam-Baiting, Scambaiting) Annoying an 419 advance fee fraud scheme e-mail scammer, by showing interest in the scam and then fooling the scammer to perform costly, silly or time-wasting tasks.

Western Union

Most of the scammers prefer this money transfer company as the validity of the transfer can be checked online.

Transfer Burn

Situations in which the baiter has tricked the scammer to travel unnecessarily to the MoneyGram office or bank to cash a non-existent money transfer.


Proof in the form of emails,phone recordings,photos that which can be showed by baiter to scammer of how he was baited successfully.


The box which is found to contain valuable things (virtually) as depicted by scammer to tempt the victim.


The person being tricked. (The mark of scammers are the VICTIMS and that of baiters are SCAMMERS).

Money Mule

(Check Mule) .A person whose account is being used for illegal fund transaction with or without his knowledge.