A "burn" is anything that a baiter does that harms, irritates, insults or delays a scammer. Examples include:
Examples in which the baiter has tricked the scammer into traveling unnecessarily to the Money Gram office or bank to cash a non-existent money transfer.
Instances in which the baiter has tricked the scammer into traveling unnecessarily to the airport to pick up a non-existent victim.
Cause where a baiter has tricked a scammer into making a long-distance phone call.
Instance where a baiter has tricked a scammer into taking a unique pics that the scammer has requested. For example a baiter might request a photo from a scammer of him holding a sign that says "I Love You".
Instance where a baiter has tricked a spammer into spending money on postage or into paying for shipping costs.
To insult a scammer's mother.
(Sometimes just called "safari" or “Travelling”) - Tricking a scammer into traveling over 200 miles (round trip) or getting them to cross a border.
When a baiter, typically after long bait, disclose to the scammer that he has been scam baiting him the whole time. This is typically done in an insulting and disparaging manner designed to humiliate the scammer. NOTE: Some baiters discourage this as it may serve to teach the scammer.
Bed Time Burn
When a baiter calls a scammer every 20 minutes while the scammer try to sleep or take rest.
When a baiter tricks a spammers into doing something that gets the scammer arrested. This is very complicated to do and is considered the "holy grail" of scam baiting.