Showerthought, bear with me.
Email scammers can send hundred of thousands of emails with very little effort, but once somebody replies, they’ll have to spend time in the email back-and-forth to bring the scam to completion. As James Veitch explained, that’s a good point of attack. If you tie the scammer up in a back-and-forth with you, they are not scamming somebody else. This is called scambaiting
Write a conversational AI simulating the responses of somebody baiting on the scam
Make it part of a scam filter app running on email servers
Significant permanent slowdown for email scammers
Race to arms, AGI, possible dystopia with trickster AI