Rising Scams Use AI to Mimic Voices of Loved Ones in Financial Distress
In a world where technology advances but malicious minds keep up, financial scams are growing. This time, scammers are using artificial intelligence (AI) to mimic the voices of our loved ones in desperate situations. Cue the spooky soundtrack!
The scammers use recordings of these voices and deep learning technology to make fake phone calls, desperately trying to solicit money from unsuspecting victims. The recorded voice of the loved one is used to create a sense of urgency and distress, and in some cases, the victims are tricked into providing their financial information.
The sad truth is that this isn’t the first malicious scam of this kind. In fact, fraudsters all over the world have been known to use AI to imitate our loved ones’ voices for decades.
While it may seem that these scammers are always one step ahead of the tech, there are things that individuals can do to protect themselves. It is important to keep in mind that most scams focus on creating a sense of urgency, and that it is always best to take a step back and investigate the situation thoroughly before providing any information. There are also organizations such as the Federal Trade Commission that are working hard to raise awareness and help protect people from these types of scams.
So, if you ever receive a call from that sounds too good to be true, it is important to take the necessary measures to protect yourself and your loved ones.