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At some point, we've all been contacted by a Nigerian prince, long-lost uncle, or some guy that just can't manage to get a bank account with the promise that if we just make one small wire transfer we'll have millions in our account by morning.
Admittedly, I've responded to a few for fun just to see where the conversation can go. As The Verge reports, now one security firm has created a chatbot that allows you to respond to all those annoying scam messages and waste their time like they did yours by sending the email in the first place.
Video: ReScam To use it, you just have to forward the first offending message to [email protected] When you do, a proxy email address will start replying to the scammer's emails for you. And the responses look pretty real.
Rescam has a few listed on their site. For instance, this was the chatbot's first response to a request for a wire transfer.
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It's easy to use, and says just enough to keep the conversation going without letting on that you're actually using a bot to do the talking.