An AI voice cloning scam involves using artificially-generated audio files to deceive victims.

Scammers mimic the voices of loved ones, creating urgent situations to defraud unsuspecting individuals.

They exploit machine learning and AI text-to-speech tools to produce convincing voice recordings.

Scammers collect audio clips of the target (often from social media). These clips are fed into an AI voice generator that analyzes cadence, tone, and pitch.

The generator produces unique audio that closely mimics the subject’s voice.

Scammers send these recordings to friends or relatives, hoping they can’t distinguish between the real person and the AI-generated version.

Common Scenarios

· Urgent pleas for financial assistance (e.g., “I’m stranded, send money immediately!”). · Fake distress calls (e.g., “Your loved one is in danger, wire funds now!”). · Kidnapping hoaxes (e.g., cloning a child’s voice to convince parents).

How to Spot an AI Voice Cloning Scam:

Be Skeptical: If you receive an urgent request for money or help, verify it independently. Listen Carefully: Pay attention to subtle differences in voice quality or behavior.

How to Spot an AI Voice Cloning Scam:

Check Caller Identity: Confirm the caller’s identity through other means (e.g., call back directly).

How to Spot an AI Voice Cloning Scam:

Limit Voice Sharing: Be cautious about sharing your voice online, especially on social media. Enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA): Add an extra layer of security to your accounts.