True, but its hard to imagine how one could spend as much scam baiting as one does on amateur radio. I've baited about 10 scammers, and I suspect my total outlay is less than $1 in US terms, and I could certianly have made that zero had I not chosen to gets phone calls recorded. Hence I believe the comments about money by N6PAT are just plain wrong. Of course N6PAT's comments about time have some element of truth. Scam baiting does take time. But one of the tricks that baiters like to play, is to make their replies as short as possible, but ensure the scammer has to compose a reply, and not cut and paste something he has written before. Sending an email which is 3 words long like "I don't understand" will take you seconds to do, but causes him to have to rewrite something. I guess I spend a few hours per week scam baiting, but it is something one can spend as little or much time as one wants.