Are you getting scam emails which offer you a lot of money? If you are aware of the scams you probably delete the emails. But there are a lot of people around the world who are getting affected by these scammers. Scammers are sending too many emails which they are harvested, when a person respond to the email they get in touch with further email or phone calls. When you delete an email from a scammer they are getting more time for finding a new prey.
Netsafe started a new service named Re:Scam. This is an artificial Intelligent email bot which will get engaged with the scammers, for Free. Re:Scam, it can imitate different humans by adding grammatical mistakes, typos, humor extra to a conversation so that the scammer will not find that it is coming from a same email bot.
How to Engage the Scammers ?
What you have to do is just forward the email you received to email@example.com, The AI email bot will do the email conversation with the scammers, and will send you summary of the conversation it had. The conversation can be indefinite.
Remember the bot will not use your email address to contact the scammer.
Watch the following video to get an idea how it works
Re:Scam website: https://www.rescam.org/
Here is an email I got from Re:scam when I forwarded one
They’ll regret sending you that.
The simple act of forwarding me your email is making you part of a huge problem for scammers.
Once I've confirmed that the email is a phishing scam, I'll get into character, and do what I do best: endless, pointless conversations with frustrated, phishing email scammers. It's literally what I live for. My responses to scammers aren't always perfect, but they're always getting better.
If you don't want to hear from me anymore then click here to unsubscribe. Even when unsubscribed you can still forward as many scams as you like. And remember that the emails sent from scammers are real and unedited. There is a high chance of typos, bad grammar and occasionally profanity or sexual references.
I think that's about it. Oh and tell your friends. And family, and family friends, and their friends and family to forward their scams to me. Maybe tell them via email?
PS: The world's reaction to Re:scam has been stunning. Clearly you're sick of scammers. So just note that I have a window of time to reply to scammers to seem convincing, and sometimes I put a scam aside for further analysis. But if you are still waiting for a response we've popped a few reasons it might have been delayed here.