Scam emails may be forwarded to postmaster @ scamorama.com.
Headers are good to know about anyway - any ISP to whom you complain will want a header.
GUIDELINES FOR CREATIVE PEOPLE
If you want to submit an actual back-and-forth correspondence for possible posting, please note:
We don't open unexpected attachments (Word, pics, etc). [You shouldn't either!]
The correspondence need not be finished. One whole correspondence or a few long e-mails, in chronological order, are easier to webbify than many short ones. But of course things may take time to play out. If your correspondence will take a while to develop, or you are dealing with more than one scammer (yea you!), please provide descriptive subject lines:
Why? Because there are a LOT of stories in the inbox. Make it clear to which anti-scam your e-mail of the day belongs. This becomes even more important if you are working with others. If it's too much work to figure out where an e-mail fits in an ongoing correspondence, or a name suddenly appears and it's not clear where that character first appeared, don't count on the story appearing. This is a practical matter, not a literary judgment. Would you send a novel to a publisher one paragraph at a time, out of order, with some missing, and some from the other novel you're working on?
Please say whether your nom de scam is your real name, so it and your e-mail address can be anonymized.
Racism and extreme crudeness are not welcome.
We are interested in other languages besides English, but can only intelligently edit French and (not as well) Spanish. We will happily read anything - English sprinkled with other languages is fine too. Maybe we will learn something. Feel free to provide translations, explain puns, cornball inside jokes only locals would know, etc.
Material chosen for posting may not be posted in the order received. Sometimes it's fun to mix up themes, contributors, countries.
If you've submitted & not heard back, don't take offense, just get in touch again.
WHY DIDN'T YOU POST MY STORY?... it was complete, it was coherent, I did everything you said!
Different publishers have different tastes. Don't be upset. You wasted a scammer's time! A fine achievement.
News items in any language are welcome.
Scamorama also links to other web sites which are mostly about "419" advance fee fraud AND (funny OR informative in a social or law enforcement way) AND likely to be around for a while AND not racist or extremely crude.
Links are not expected in return, nor automatically given in exchange. This is to preserve the character of the site and provide a focused, interesting experience for the reader.
FINALLYSorry this was so long.