This is an interesting concept I hadn't thought of: scamming the scammers. I of course have heard of people messing with obvious scammers, my local radio station even makes a bit out of it on a regular basis.

I'm wondering if this is something that is really worth the effort though. Of course, there is probably some personal satisfaction in doing so, especially for those who have been scammed. Could it be a public service though? Is it possible to scam the scammers enough to scare them straight and force them to move on to a more legit method of earning? Or is it more of a "once a scammer always a scammer" situation.

Any thoughts?