Scambaiting

Mike Berry has been scambaiting for five years. In that time, he has posed as a priest, a pirate, a scientific researcher —even an adult-video impresario. He has published the long and often hysterical e-mail chains between him and the scammers he taunts on his Web site, and some are collected in his book: Greetings in Jesus Name! The Scambaiter Letters. But Mike insists that the site has become more than just a good joke for him; he sees it as a way to keep criminals harmlessly occupied, so they won’t be able to scam real victims.

Read (or listen to) ‘Scam-Baiters’ Turn Tables on Would-Be Cons from NPR

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