A trolling chatbot to email scammers
Re:scam is an email chatbot operated by New Zealand cybersecurity firm Netsafe. The bot aims to stop scammers by wasting their time. The bot makes scammers believe their trick works by answering to the email and keeps the conversation going until they give up. Next time you get a dodgy email in your inbox, forward it on to email@example.com. The chatbot will do its very utmost to waste their time. And you will receive screenshots to enjoy your revenge!
Phising remains one of the easiest yet hugely effective fraud techniques online. If the artificial intelligence behind the chatbot is relatively simple, Re:scam is first and foremost a good way to raise awareness of this issue.
Spotted in 2018
- New Zealand