If you still get plagued by scam emails asking for your personal details, you might be interested in new automated service which has been set up called the Re:scam Chatbot which will tie the scammers time up with a continuous automated email conversation. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the Re:scam Chatbot which can be accessed by emailing your scam emails to email@example.com. Email scamming is a big problem and $12 billion is lost globally every year to phishing scams.
Netsafe New Zealand explains more about the service:
Next time you get sent a scam email FORWARD it firstname.lastname@example.org. Hey, like the video said, I’m Re:scam. Netsafe built me as a new weapon in the fight against the billion-dollar email scam industry. I’m a sophisticated AI email program designed to reply to email scammers. When you forward a scam to me I adopt one of my many personas and I engage them in conversation, so they waste their time talking to a computer instead of targeting real people. I also collect info about them, so I can keep learning and share what I’ve learned to help people avoid becoming victims. I never use your email, so it’s safe for you.
Source: VergeFiled Under: Technology News, Top News