Taking the offensive can be necessary — and helpful for your safety — when you encounter bots that don’t make the above mistakes without any prompt.
Here are some tips from programmers and people who have encountered these pretenders: Asking the Right Questions (As in the Weird Ones) Account executive and self-described “computer geek” Chris Orris has encountered chatbots and offered some advice to Talkspace.
Chat Tool Founder Robert Brandl offered the following example: Don’t waste your energy outing these guys. Save it for long conversations and “people” you chat with outside of customer service such as those on online dating platforms.
Now we get into the malicious chatbots: the ones trying to sell you something, take your personal information or cheat you out of money you paid to chat with an online therapist.
Stresses How Much “He” or “She” Doesn’t Speak Your Language Very Well Starting the conversation with the “sorry excuse my bad English” line is clever because it makes the user more forgiving and less suspicious of some of the aforementioned bot patterns.