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(Boing Boing)   Email bot mails back scammers to waste their time. No word on if the e-mails contain a link to Fark.com for maximum time wasting   ( boingboing.net) divider line
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1306 clicks; posted to Geek » on 08 Nov 2017 at 4:16 PM (12 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2017-11-08 03:40:55 PM  
I approve.
 
2017-11-08 04:23:44 PM  
I was pretty active in the scambaiting community about 10 years ago and we had a decent bot that would keep many scammers busy through about a dozen email exchanges, then we'd manually pickup the ones who looked like they were ready for some more abuse.

We also (allegedly) had a pretty decent keylogger that we'd eventually send them. Came in handy for (allegedly) farking up all their accounts and warning off their victims.

/good times
 
2017-11-08 04:25:30 PM  
Let me know when it is sophisticated enough to convince scammers to send humiliating pictures of themselves:

img.fark.netView Full Size

/That is water that he is dumping, nothing more.
 
2017-11-08 04:28:11 PM  
You know once this tech is developed the scammers will get their hands on it and it's back to square one right?

email? don't use it.
 
2017-11-08 04:44:46 PM  
It's no James Veitch.


More adventures in replying to spam | James Veitch
Youtube C4Uc-cztsJo
 
2017-11-08 04:49:09 PM  

Dimensio: Let me know when it is sophisticated enough to convince scammers to send humiliating pictures of themselves: a handwritten transcription of a Harry Potter book.


419Eater is a wonderful place. The letters archive is full of magic.
 
2017-11-08 05:16:25 PM  
Was the HERO tag busy funneling money out of Nigeria?
 
2017-11-08 06:13:40 PM  
So the bot is an email collector with the addition of identifying which accounts are active.

Good job.
 
2017-11-08 06:53:06 PM  
If I were to win the lottery in a big way ($300m or more), I'd give serious thought to putting together a Leverage-style team of hackers and headcrackers to do nothing but track the various scumbag fraudsters down and put an old fashioned beat down on them.

We'd start with Rachel from Card Services, that biatch.
 
2017-11-08 07:31:21 PM  

Priapetic: If I were to win the lottery in a big way ($300m or more), I'd give serious thought to putting together a Leverage-style team of hackers and headcrackers to do nothing but track the various scumbag fraudsters down and put an old fashioned beat down on them.

We'd start with Rachel from Card Services, that biatch.


The ones that used to bother me the most were the slimeballs that would pop up after any disaster posing as relief agencies. I took great pleasure in singling those particular bottom feeders out for extra abuse. Not that anyone deserves to get scammed, but there's a bit of greed involved in the 'Nigerian prince with $20million' scams. These farksticks scam people who are just trying to help.
 
2017-11-08 08:05:41 PM  
There are a couple of project managers at work I'd love to pull this on.
 
2017-11-08 08:06:20 PM  

Priapetic: If I were to win the lottery in a big way ($300m or more), I'd give serious thought to putting together a Leverage-style team of hackers and headcrackers to do nothing but track the various scumbag fraudsters down and put an old fashioned beat down on them.

We'd start with Rachel from Card Services, that biatch.


And Jennifer from Loan Servicing is next!
 
2017-11-08 08:33:57 PM  

McGrits: So the bot is an email collector with the addition of identifying which accounts are active.

Good job.


Came here to say this.  Yeah, not sending them my email info.
 
2017-11-08 09:03:01 PM  

Thunderboy: Dimensio: Let me know when it is sophisticated enough to convince scammers to send humiliating pictures of themselves: a handwritten transcription of a Harry Potter book.

419Eater is a wonderful place. The letters archive is full of magic.


I still have my coffee mug, won from their 2004 1st anniversary contest, on my desk at work.
 
2017-11-08 09:09:49 PM  
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Priapetic: If I were to win the lottery in a big way ($300m or more), I'd give serious thought to putting together a Leverage-style team of hackers and headcrackers to do nothing but track the various scumbag fraudsters down and put an old fashioned beat down on them.

We'd start with Rachel from Card Services, that biatch.


Really? I'd start sending out emails to random accounts claiming to be somebody who just won $300M in the lottery but had nothing good to spend it on, and I'd offer them $20,000,000 if they'd send me some information.
 
2017-11-08 09:17:42 PM  
Man writes computer script that responds to telemarketers, wasting their time.

Hello, this Lenny:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=​P​LduL71_GKzHHk4hLga0nOGWrXlhl-i_3g
 
2017-11-08 09:48:03 PM  
P-p-p-p-PowerBook?
 
2017-11-09 01:26:20 AM  

Thunderboy: Dimensio: Let me know when it is sophisticated enough to convince scammers to send humiliating pictures of themselves: a handwritten transcription of a Harry Potter book.

419Eater is a wonderful place. The letters archive is full of magic.


419eater was one of my early favorites. Tried to convince my then-wife that we should get Sears photo studio-type shots done of us holding loaves of bread with fish on our heads.
/she didn't roll like that
//I still do
///not sure if Sears studio is even there anymore
 
2017-11-09 11:35:15 AM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: I was pretty active in the scambaiting community about 10 years ago and we had a decent bot that would keep many scammers busy through about a dozen email exchanges, then we'd manually pickup the ones who looked like they were ready for some more abuse.

We also (allegedly) had a pretty decent keylogger that we'd eventually send them. Came in handy for (allegedly) farking up all their accounts and warning off their victims.

/good times


You were doing the Lord's work there, sir. Thank you.
 
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