In a new scam, fraudsters are using strikingly convincing AI voice cloning tools — widely available online — to steal from people by impersonating family members.
- “It was never a question of who is this? It was completely her voice… it was the way she would have cried,” the mother said.
The scammer who took over the call demanded up to $1 million.
- The AI-powered ruse was over within minutes when the mother established contact with her daughter.
But the terrifying case, now under police investigation, underscored the potential for cybercriminals to misuse AI clones.