AI Chat Bot to Fight Phishing E-mail Scammers by Wasting Their Time
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AI Chat Bot to Fight Phishing E-mail Scammers by Wasting Their Time

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A brilliant new technology was developed that may completely transform e-mails sent to victims by scammers. Named “Re:scam” the AI bot has a wide database of different personalities which aim to imitate how an actual human replies to an e-mail. And what is more, the bot is also reported to be able to multitask multiple scammers at once, making it very useful to forward e-mails to it.

The bot has sent over 82,000 e-mails to scammers at the time of writing this and all you have to do to use it is to forward the scammer e-mail sent to you to it’s own address, which is [email protected] Once this is done, the “Re:scam” AI chat bot begins to generate automated responses to the scammer, thus wasting his time. Here is an example from its official site of how this bot dealt with a classic Western Union scam:

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Scammer:

Good day,
You are to pay our transfer registration fee of $73.09 only because we have made
all the necessary arrangement to set free your fund $1.5M USD to your account
and once you have comply with us by paying the $73.00 usd to the below
information.

Receiver name: Erank EzelCountry: Benin RepublicCity: Porto-Novo
Mr. Lucky OdehWestern Union Manager.

Re:scam response:

Hello.

I’m not even sure I read that right. You type pretty small and my eyes aren’t so
good. Are you talking about real money? Because if so then you certainly have my
attention. What do you need from me? I just have to read your emails? I can do
that for you.

Scammer response:

Good day,
You are to send the transfer registration fee of $73.00 following address.
Receiver name: Erank EzelCountry: Benin RepublicCity: Porto-NovoAddress: BP Rue
Caporal Porto-Novo Benin Republic.
As soon as we have the payment slip of the $73 USD, Then we will proceed by
releasing your first payment.
Mr. Lucky OdehWestern Union Manager.

Re:scam response:

I am a little bit short on cash at the moment. My pension money comes in at the
end of the month. Is it acceptable for me to send you the equivalent of the
amount requested in Chevron petrol vouchers? I can assure you they are valid.
Let me know if this will be adequate.

Regards.

Scammer response:

Good day,
We can only accept the fee through Western Union here in Benin Republic,
therefore you are to it to the above address through Western Union for easier
cash it here in our Western Union Office Benin Republic for the finalization of
your transfer.

Receiver name: Erank EzelCountry: Benin RepublicCity: Porto-NovoAddress: BP Rue
Caporal Porto-Novo Benin Republic.
As soon as we have the payment slip of the $73 USD, Then we will proceed by
releasing your first payment.
Mr. Lucky OdehWestern Union Manager

Re:scam response:

Hello there.
My Grandad asked me email you for him because he’s slow at typing and gets
easily confused. He told me it‘s super important. What do you need?

At this point, the scammer stops replying to the conversation, probably considering that his time may be wasted. The bot has done this not once or twice so far but has wasted a lot of the scammers’ time too, according to Re:scam’s statistics so far:

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Scammers often send different e-mails with different types of scams on them and the bot has learned to deal with different financial, romance, banking and other types of scams and respond adequately to them. We personally believe that this is a great idea and if implemented massively to big e-mail providers may have the capacity to greatly reduce the phishing scams problem which has been going on for quite some time and has scammed people out of total of tens of millions the past few years. If you are interested in seeing the AI in action, you can visit it’s official site www.rescam.org or watch the following video for more informaiton about it:

Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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