The #1 Internet Scam Resource (Est. 2004)

What is Scamdex? - Scamdex is a huge archive of Emails from Scammers, going back ten years. It is also a place where you can research and learn about scams - how they work, what to look for, how to avoid getting scammed. We analyse Scam Emails, indexing, categorizing and scoring emails. Examples like : Identity Theft, Scam Emails from African Dictators, Phishing Emails, Fake/Counterfeit Product Scams, Lottery Scams, Work-from-home Job Scams, Dating Scams

Our mission is to collect, classify and index Scam Emails as fast as they appear, making the information contained available for viewing within minutes of being received.

Scam Tip Off Reports

Image of a thief stealing money Seen a Scammer Operating? The Scamdex Scam Tip Off Report is the best way to publicize a scam that you've seen (anonymously, if you like) or a scammer that has tried to rip you off.

We've Moved! - The Scam Tip Off part of Scamdex now has it's own website devoted to naming and shaming Scammers - It's SCAMALOT (Like Camelot or Spamalot, see?).

Scam Email Archive

Image of a thief stealing money Since 2004, Scamdex has been collecting and classifying and publishing all the Scam Emails we have received. That's around One Hundred Thousand Emails! Take a look and see the kind of tricks these scumbag people use to part you from your money.

Scam Classifications

Scamdex sorts it's huge archive of Email Scams into several classifications

Scam Email Archive Stats.

Scamalot Scammer Tip Off Stats.

Analysis from of Tip Off reports shows that Classified Ads i (Craigslist and other local websites) continues to tbe the major source of scam solicitations.

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Scamdex believes

organizations utilizing the Internet have a Duty of Care to their users, AND to those victimized by people who use those services for fraudulent means. "


If you are ever asked to send money to someone you don't know personally, Western Union is a Bad Idea!

Especially if the person wants the money quickly, says he can't accept PayPal or other online payment methods, and especially if it's for a big ticket item. In most cases, WU is the same as cash, which is why it's the Scammer's Best Friend. It's not such a great deal if the laptop never turns up and your money is gone!
See here: CraigsList and here: eBay and here: Western Union


Scam-baiting is the practice of corresponding with scammers to waste their time and/or make them look foolish. Predominately used for 'Nigerian' type scams, scammers are asked to provide photographs depicting them in demeaning poses.Scamdex does not approve of this practice for the following reasons:

  1. Scammers are criminals and may live or have contacts in YOUR country.
  2. Scam-baiting can look a lot like simple racism.
If this IS your idea of fun then the website will keep you happy for days. Got a Scam email not in our repository? Forward the email to Scamdex.