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While you might be wise enough to delete or flag emails promising great wealth in far-flung countries, not everyone is so savvy to these scams.
To ensure these scammers have less time to prey on real people, New Zealand online safety organisation Netsafe has developed a tool called Re:scam.
It's an artificially intelligent email bot which engages with scammers in mindless, never-ending conversation, full of unrelated questions that waste their time — it's a similar strategy adopted by Mashable's scam crusader Scamalot.
To use Re:scam, recipients of these emails need to forward them to me@rescam.org. It'll continually reply to the scammer in question, until they stop replying. To avoid detection, Re:scam is able to assume multiple personas, while using humour and grammatical errors as a real human would.