Scammers use AI to mimic voices of loved ones in distress

Scam artists are now using AI to clone voices, including those of friends and family.

The disturbing trend is adding to mounting losses due to fraud.

  • Americans lost nearly $9 billion to fraud last year alone – an increase of over 150% in just two years.
  • In one scheme, a mother recounted a terrifying encounter with scammers who used the voice of her 15-year-old daughter, claiming they had her.

Protecting Your Family: To protect against voice cloning scams, one expert recommends families adopt a “code word” system and always call a person back to verify the authenticity of the call.

  • Additionally, they advise setting social media accounts to private, as publicly available information can be easily used against individuals.

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