Somebody wrote an email bot to waste scammers' time


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/11/08/somebody-wrote-an-email-bot-to.html


#2

Everybody thinks it’s a great joke, until it becomes self-aware and runs for Congress.


#3

It’s all fun and games until some AI wins an election.

Then it’s just fun.


#4

That may be an improvement over the current choices.


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#6

I am not sure why you posit that self-awareness is a necessary requirement for serving in congress… this requirement is not apparent in our current representation.

:slight_smile:


#7

Kind of like Lenny!


#8

“My name is ‘Jerry Jones’.”

LOL.


#9

I can see a future internet that is populated almost entirely by self-improving AI that are in an intelligence race to scam each other. Every so often one of them will grind up a human for food.


#10

I got a freaking Nigerian scammer in my Words With Friends game a couple weeks ago. I wish I could forward THAT guy to this.


#11

I can see a future internet that is populated almost entirely by self-improving AI that are in an intelligence race to scam each other. Every so often one of them will grind up a human for food.

Stop I can only get so erect %END OF LINE%


#12

Not “infinitely” erect?


#13

I think you mean November.


#14

Opensource and self-hostable, there is MLooper too.


#15

Love it! Now, we need to feed it the logic that drives the Mos-burger eating explanation, to truly drive the telescammers insane:


#16

I just forwarded a scammer email to me@rescam.org. It bounced, with this response:

Our system has detected that this message is likely unsolicited mail. To reduce the amount of spam sent to Gmail, this message has been blocked. Please visit https://support.google.com/mail/?p=UnsolicitedMessageError for more information. b188si5112600ith.92 - gsmtp

I am not making this up.


#17

The end is just so beautiful, the telescammer getting increasingly frazzled, Lenny droning on about his third eldest, and then the ducks start making a racket again… perfectly surreal.


#18

Man, Lenny has a big family! :sunglasses:

When I’m feeling playful, I just pivot to my Pi desktop and tell him to go ahead.


#19

Yes please! Going to use the shit out if this. Another reason to read BB first thing every morning.
Thanks MF.


#20

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