Here are the patterns to look for: Mentions a Product or Service The only product or service that should come up quickly during online chats is the one you are using to facilitate the chat.It isn’t suspicious for someone to mention Tinder while they are chatting on Tinder.The key to detecting and reporting them is understanding how they work in various contexts.
Or They Do the Opposite Other bots will try too hard to speak casually by using an excess of “lols,” emoji and similar characters.
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.
Quick Note from Talkspace: Because we provide online messaging therapy, we frequently hear from potential clients who want to be sure they are chatting with a therapist, not a chatbot.
All of our therapists are licensed, flesh and blood humans, but we understand the concern.
Chatbots are computer programs designed to simulate exchanging messages with a human.