|So you've been getting those emails with subjects like VERY URGENT FUND TRANSFER and URGENT ASSISTANCE, you know they are some kind of scam and you delete them.|
I've been holding on to some of the funnier ones, just because I collect weird stuff, and I've been aware of some creative people who have replied to these criminals, stringing them along for some good laughs.
Plenty of good examples of this (and lots of other excellent info) are here:
But I recently came across some people that are taking this to a whole new level. They are fighting back, hacking email accounts, getting photos of the crims, even hijacking websites paid for by the "Lads from Lagos."
Described as "the new Internet bloodsport", Nigerian Scam Baiting is the art and science of playing Nigerian '419' con artists at their own game: outright fraud.