Repeat Answers When people chat with bots, they are punching data into a series of if-then interactions.There’s only so much time to code, so some responses might have more than one trigger.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.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.Other types include social media chatbots that automatically send a thank you message when you follow someone new.
Or They Do the Opposite Other bots will try too hard to speak casually by using an excess of “lols,” emoji and similar characters.
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.
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.
More advanced bots can use audio and visuals such as animations. Some of them tell you they are bots before you begin chatting.