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.
Other types include social media chatbots that automatically send a thank you message when you follow someone new.
You might also receive bot-like responses that are actually the result of a customer service rep using a tool to save time typing.
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.
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.
A human would not respond exactly the same way to different questions or comments.
Does Not Speak Naturally Most people don’t chat with a Hemingway level of clarity and brevity.
Still, look for those patterns and consider some of the tactics below.
Chatbots have become advanced, but there are still ways to trip them up and out them as the imposters they are.