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.