Somebody wrote an email bot to waste scammers’ time

BoingBoing:

When you get a scam email, forward it to me@rescam.org and a bot will keep the scammer busy emailing back and forth with it, giving the scammer less time to rob gullible humans.

This certainly won’t stop scammers and will take more time than simply deleting the email but it might give you a small measure of satisfaction.



  • GlennC777

    That’s awesome. I’ve pasted this in a safe place and will undoubtedly get a depressing amount of use from it.

  • John Kordyback

    That just made my day. Thanks Shawn.

  • James Hughes

    This is great, Usually I screw with them, fill in fake info, credit card numbers and all that, I have a few “credit card numbers” that appear real… But this is even better.

    Off to forward some emails!