AI chatbot protects potential fraud victims by wasting scammers’ time

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The internet is a minefield of scams and viruses, and users must be mindful of the potential dangers when navigating their way through the web. New Zealand-based online safety organization Netsafe has created Re:scam, an artificially intelligent chatbot, to distract potential fraudsters from preying on the vulnerable. Instead of junking or deleting a scam email, internet users can now forward it to Re:scam who will continue the conversation indefinitely, or until the scammer stops replying. Re:scam can take on multiple personas, imitating real human tendencies with humour and grammatical errors, and can engage with infinite scammers at once, meaning it…

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