Scamming the scammers
Are you sick of all the stupid scam emails and other time wasting spam emails?
Well, there is a way to get back at email scammers. Just forward their scam/spam email to firstname.lastname@example.org
They have built a bot that then takes over the conversation and then engages the scammer in as long a drawn out conversation as possible.
The hope is that it massively wastes their time and stops them bothering others.
This may seem like a pipe dream, but it does provide some comfort that maybe the scammer and spammers will, the very least, move on and leave us alone.
They may, they may not. It may just end up being bots arguing with bots :-) Re:Scam comes from Netsafe, a well-established non-profit online safety organization based in New Zealand, which is supported by government bodies there. https://www.rescam.org
Of course, you should also block and report the spam and the scam where possible.
Have fun (not that you'll know about it).