‘Scam baiters’ get a kick out of conning the con artists

'Scam baiters' get a kick out of conning the con artists

Every year tens of thousands of people are conned by online scammers, but it is not only the authorities taking action: a network of tech-savvy volunteers is also working to expose them. "We waste scammers' time, we waste their resources and we make them believe they are not as good as they think they are," Jill – not her real name – explains to the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme. She is part of a global network of so-called scam baiters, who spend their evenings trying to unearth online con artists by pretending to fall for their tricks.

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