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Safety organization Netsafe is wasting scammers time with a chat bot

New Zealand-based non-profit online safety organization Netsafe has launched an initiative to occupy the time and resources of scammers using an artificially intelligent chat bot. Re:scam replies to scam emails with a never-ending series of questions and anecdotes so scammers have less time to target real people.

The AI can assume multiple personas, imitate real human tendencies with humor and grammatical errors, and engage with infinite scammers at once. It also collects information about them to learn how to help others avoid becoming victims. People can forward their scam emails to Re:scam, who will continue the conversation until the scammer stops replying. You can check out Re:scam in the video below:

Re:scam

New Zealand-based non-profit online safety organization Netsafe has launched an initiative to occupy the time and resources of scammers using an artificially intelligent chat bot. Re:scam replies to scam emails with a never-ending series of questions and anecdotes so scammers have less time to target real people.

The AI can assume multiple personas, imitate real human tendencies with humor and grammatical errors, and engage with infinite scammers at once. It also collects information about them to learn how to help others avoid becoming victims. People can forward their scam emails to Re:scam, who will continue the conversation until the scammer stops replying. You can check out Re:scam in the video below: