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Scammers can now use AI technology to replicate a loved one’s voice to enhance family emergency scams. Using easily accessible AI technology, fraudsters can create a clone of your loved one’s voice and use it to bilk you out of money.
It can go something like this:
You just received a panicked phone call from someone claiming to be your grandson. It does sound like is his voice but it’s a very weird call. He said he’s been arrested and needs you to wire him $10,000 but don’t mention it to his parents or he’ll get in even more trouble. This sounds suspicious, but it does sound like his voice. What do you do?
Take a minute to think.
If you receive a message like this, always double check before sending money. Hang up and call your loved one on a known phone number. Call a related person to verify the story. Don’t send any money without confirmation.
Remember, if it sounds suspicious, it’s likely a scam.
Take a look at this article from the FTC for more information: