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What Is a AI Voice Cloning Scam?

November 17th, 2023 | 2 min. read

What Is a AI Voice Cloning Scam?

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AI Voice Cloning Scams are a new form of fraudulent activity where scammers use artificial intelligence technology to mimic the voices of individuals, often loved ones or familiar voices, to deceive victims. This emerging trend is becoming increasingly prevalent and sophisticated, making it more challenging to discern scam from reality.

common examples of ai voice cloning scams

distress calls

Scammers may mimic the voice of a loved one in distress, often leading to panicked responses and quick financial decisions.


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impersonation scams

Fraudsters can impersonate anyone from friends to business associates, using familiar voices to make fraudulent requests.


In extreme cases, scammers have even cloned voices to demand ransoms, such as an Arizona mom who received a $1 million ransom demand in her daughter's voice.

ways you can avoid ai voice cloning scams

  • Be Skeptical: Always verify unexpected requests, especially those involving money. Call back the person on a known number to confirm the request.

  • Protect Your Voice: Be wary of sharing voice samples or participating in voice surveys over the phone, as scammers might record your answer.  
  • Report Suspicious Activity: If you suspect you're a victim of an AI voice cloning scam, report it to your local law enforcement and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Remember, while AI has brought about many positive changes, it also has its downsides. Staying informed and vigilant is your best defense against AI voice cloning scams.


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As the Content Specialist and author of the Learning & Guidance Center, Yanna enjoys motivating others by uncovering all that's possible in the world of finance. From financial tips and tricks to ultimate guides and comparison charts, she is obsessed with finding ways to help readers excel in their journey towards financial freedom.


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