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Re:scam – fight back against scammers

We’ve all gotten scam email. By now, your email account is probably pretty good at filtering them into the Spam folder but sometimes one slips past the gatekeeper and makes it to you. Sure you can just delete it but wouldn’t it be better to stick it to them? Re:scam is the service that fights back against scammers using AI.

Simply forward the email to the Re:scam team and they’ll handle it. The AI responds to the scammer, mimicking a human and wasting their time with questions and asides. This ties up the scammer so they can’t send any emails to anyone else but they will also never actually win against the machine. Either they give up on the conversation or they will be chatting with this bot forever.

A summary of the messages will be sent to you, some of them are very funny! The scammers won’t know that they are chatting with a sophisticated bot and may hang on for some time which means they are not replying to emails that are from real people who are unaware of the scam perhaps saving them from losing their shirts. You can check the service out on the website.

 

Donyae’s love for technology is based on a need to survive our future robotic overlords. Know thy enemy as you know yourself. But since even odds are on the zombie future, she has also learned how to prepare squirrel. You can find her on Facebook until the robots – or zombies – rise up.

Donyae Coles – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


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