Netsafe brings back scam-busting bot

Netsafe brings back scam-busting bot
Netsafe CEO Brent Carey says efforts to tackle email scams in New Zealand lags behind other OECD regions. (Image: NZME)
Maria Slade
The development of generative AI has enabled online safety body Netsafe to relaunch a scam-busting bot designed to waste scammers’ time.When suspicious emails are forwarded to Re:Scam, it identifies which ones are scams and begins a never-ending conversation, thus frustrating the criminals so they can’t target their next victims.With its multiple personalities and growing vocabulary, there is no way for scammers to know they are talking to Re:Scam rather than a human being.Netsafe first launched the scam-baiting intelligence sy...

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