Scambaiters - Investigation of Scammers

Scambaiters are cyber crime investigators that investigate scammers using OSINT methods to identify scammers, report them and expose scammers. Scambaiting is a broad term, Scambaiters are often certified cyber security experts or licensed investigators commissioned to work on a scam. Scams and Fraud are rampant, one of the major problems is the lack of resources at law enforcement agencies to investigate every scam and further to publicize the methods to warn the public, often when a scam is investigated by the Police, once the case is closed that is the end. Scambaiters is a way to alert the public and to expose the identity of the scammers in order to Scambaiters disrupt scammers.

Investment fraud involves the illegal sale or purported sale of trading or financial instruments. The typical investment fraud schemes are characterized by offers of low- or no-risk investments, guaranteed returns, overly-consistent returns, complex strategies, or unregistered securities. Examples of investment fraud include advance fee fraud, Ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes, and market manipulation fraud.

The perpetrators range from professional investment advisers to persons trusted and interacted with daily, such as a neighbor or sports coach. The fraudster’s ability to foster trust makes these schemes so successful. Investors should use scrutiny and gather as much information as possible before entering into any new investment opportunities. Digitpol's Fraud Team are certified fraud examiners and can assist to all cases related to Investment Scams and Fraud.

Digitpol has seen a rapid rise of investment scams operated or based in an offshore regions and Asia, the targeted reason for this is due to the fraudsters ease of opening or using bank accounts in offshore regions and in Asia.

If your company has been targeted by Investment Scams and funds have been transferred to a bank account, we can help you, but only if you act fast and if you have the proof. If Digitpol is notified in time, Digitpol will assist to stop the funds from been transferred further and assist with all matters such as reporting the crime to the local Police in the region the funds have been transferred to.

Are you effected by a Scam or Fraud? 

If a cyber crime or cyber attack happens to you, you need to respond quickly. Investment Fraud in its several formats such as online identity theft, financial fraud, stalking, bullying, hacking, e-mail fraud, email spoofing, invoice fraud, email scams, banking scam, CEO fraud. Cyber fraud can lead to major disruption and financial disasters.

If you encounter or believe that you have been the victim of online or mobile fraud, please send an email to Be sure to attach any supporting documentation such as copies of suspicious emails, text messages and questionable links/URLs.

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