Real humans need to sleep and take more than .1 second to type a detailed response.They won’t be responding instantly and at all hours of the night.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.Still, look for those patterns and consider some of the tactics below.
Here are some tips from programmers and people who have encountered these pretenders: Account executive and self-described “computer geek” Chris Orris has encountered chatbots and offered some advice to Talkspace.
Anything that doesn’t grow naturally from the conversation is most likely a disguised sales pitch.
Unless the link is directly related to a topic you brought up of your own will, it is most likely spam. 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!