Anything that doesn’t grow naturally from the conversation is most likely a disguised sales pitch.
Sends a Link Without You Asking for One Unless the link is directly related to a topic you brought up of your own will, it is most likely spam. Asks for Personal Financial Information Real person or not, receiving a message asking for any personal financial information such as your credit card number means it’s time to say goodbye.
The key to detecting and reporting them is understanding how they work in various contexts.
Then you can exploit their weaknesses and out them as robots!
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.Real humans use lots of sentence fragments when they’re chatting.Or They Do the Opposite Other bots will try too hard to speak casually by using an excess of “lols,” emoji and similar characters.He recommends outsmarting them by typing questions one wouldn’t typically ask in certain situations.A human would be confused but able to answer the questions accurately.