Read something very enjoyable today. Netsafe built a bot that wastes scammers’ time. Hurrah! Email scamming is a billion dollar business that preys on peoples’ naivety (and to some extent their greed).

Scammers send out millions of emails. Most are deleted or directed to spam. But a few (enough to keep the scammers in business) hit. Scammers personally with these hits trying to get people to reveal sensitive information. Re:scam is a bot that will engage scammers in an endless conversation. Anytime the scammers spend with the bot is time that they are not preying on your grandmother.

I love it.

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