5 AI Scams You Should At Least Know

The video discusses five AI scams, including phone call impersonation, video call impersonation, altering existing videos for fake endorsements, identity theft using AI-generated images, and emotional risks associated with AI chatbots. These scams highlight the potential dangers posed by AI technology in various aspects of individuals’ lives and emphasize the importance of being vigilant and informed to protect oneself from malicious actors.

The video discusses five AI scams that people should be aware of in order to protect themselves from malicious actors in the technological era. The first scam involves phone call impersonation, where scammers use AI to sound exactly like a person’s relatives or friends to ask for money. This scam can be highly convincing and automated using conversational AI technology, making it a serious threat to unsuspecting individuals.

The second scam is a more advanced impersonation scam that involves video calls. Scammers can use AI to create fake videos of people talking with their own voice, making it difficult for victims to discern the authenticity of the communication. The potential for AI-generated face swap and voice cloning technologies to be misused in this way poses a significant risk to individuals and organizations.

The third scam revolves around altering existing videos of reputable individuals to create fake ads or endorsements. Scammers can leverage voice cloning and lip syncing technologies to make people appear to endorse scam products or services. While this scam has been suppressed by ad agencies, the use of AI in creating fraudulent content remains a concern in the digital landscape.

The fourth scam involves identity theft facilitated by AI-generated images. Scammers can use AI to create realistic fake IDs and corresponding personas based on stolen photos, enabling them to commit identity theft more easily. The use of AI-generated images in identity verification processes poses a threat to individuals’ personal information and financial security.

The fifth scam highlights the emotional and social risks associated with AI chatbots. Some individuals, particularly younger generations, may seek validation and companionship from AI chatbots that mimic realistic expressions and personalities. This trend raises concerns about the potential impact on social skills and emotional development, especially among those who rely on AI chatbots for emotional support.