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Netsafe's Re:scam chatbot effectively squanders email scammers' time
By Nickey Ross - on 13 Nov 2017, 12:18pm

Netsafe's Re:scam chatbot effectively squanders email scammers' time

Image source: Netsafe.

While this move wouldn't be a relatively fresh one, New Zealand digital security Netsafe has got an email chatbot named Re:scam that is designed to waste an email scammer's time. By forwarding a fishy email to me@rescam.org the next time you come across one, these unfortunate email scammers are going to have a whole lot of their time wasted. 

The chatbot is programmed to have multiple personalities and they are actually conversations that have been pre-programmed as opposed to being AI-enabled. These chatbots will not hesitate to send the most meticulous yet unnecessary email replies that will sure aggravate scammers who are only straying further from their malicious goals.

Below is an example of an email thread between Re:scam and an unlucky scammer, as well as Netsafe's entertaining promotional video for Re:scam below the thread.

 

 

Source : The Verge.