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Man dupes victim of over Rs 5 crore by using AI face-swapping technology

Deepfake Frauds: Due to Deepfake technology, a person has been cheated of about Rs 5.15 crore. This incident was carried out by making fake video calls from AI. Let us see how to avoid deepfake fraud.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology is very useful for cyber thugs. Recently, a person from China lost about Rs 5.15 crore by getting trapped in AI fraud. A fake video call was created from AI. By doing this the scammers trapped this person. With AI Deepfake technology, this person was prepared to transfer money. This incident shows how people are being trapped by deepfakes and AI, and fraud is also happening. Let us see how such fraud can be avoided.

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The case of China shows how cleverly cybercriminals are using AI technology to commit fraud. Deepfake technology makes the situation even worse. Deepfakes make everything seem real and people easily believe in fake things and take losses.

The victim received a video call in the name of his friend. These calls were being made by cyber criminals. The cyber thug made a fake face of the victim’s friend and talked on a video call through AI deepfake face swapping technology. He convinced the victim that he is his friend. The victim also transferred about Rs 5.15 crore considering it as a friend.

The victim realized the dupe when his friend denied any such video call or transaction details of Rs 5.15 crore. However, the police have recovered most of the money. Cyber ​​criminals are using photo, video, and now video call means every method to cheat.

This is not the first time such an incident has happened. Last month, some miscreants made an exact voice of a girl with the help of AI and asked for ransom money from her mother. The daughter of a lady from America went out for skiing. Meanwhile, he got a call from the miscreants. His daughter’s voice was heard on the phone and then a demand of $1 million was made. He felt that his daughter was really in the possession of miscreants. Although his daughter was absolutely safe.

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