scambaiting


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scambaiting

(ˈskæmˌbeɪtɪŋ)
n
(Computer Science) computing slang the practice of pretending to fall for fraudulent online schemes in order to waste the time of the perpetrators
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"I WILL DO EVERYthing that am asked": Scambaiting, digital show-space, and the racial violence of social media.
(2013) 'Scambaiting: Ein Erzahlgenre zwischen interaktiver Fiktion und Hetzjagd im Internet' in K.
"From Internet Fraud to Interactive Fiction: The Ethics and Poetics of 'Scambaiting'." Internet Fictions.
The site is leading the fight against scams through the medium of scambaiting. This involves entering into a dialogue with the scammers, simply to waste their precious time and resources.
"I regard myself as a curator of advance fee seam and scambaiting correspondences."