Artificial intelligence (AI) is reportedly targeting victims and stealing money through text messages, social media, and dating apps, ABC 13 report Friday.
According to the report, the victims were tricked by a woman who was a fake.
The paper said a man named Jim spoke to a “woman” who, after meeting through mysterious text messages, claimed to be in love with him and defrauded him of his investments.
The woman reportedly said she had an uncle who was on the board of the Hong Kong stock exchange, and that he was sending her money for investments, the report continued.
He was convinced to transfer $60,000 for investment on the stock exchange. He said he lost most of it because his investments tanked. The woman then opened an offshore cryptocurrency account in his name, but when Jim tried to withdraw the funds, he was charged thousands of dollars in upfront taxes. Experts say this is a scam.
“I thought, ‘What the heck, I’ll try someone online.’ It didn’t hurt. I was wrong, that could be the case,” Jim said.
Experts from Bitdefender and NordVPN investigated people’s photos and videos online and found that they were either fake or altered.
AI technology is also raising major concerns about deepfake images of ordinary people, Breitbart News reported on Wednesday.
Civitai, an online marketplace for AI models, recently introduced a controversial feature that allows users to create deepfake images of real people, including ordinary people who are less present in public life. You can now post “bounties”. Creators earn money by completing bounties, but that money can be used for deepfake porn or other illicit purposes.
When singer Dolly Parton recently expressed her concerns about AI, she explained: AI is scary, isn’t it? ”
“I’m sure it’s a good thing for scientists and medical professionals. But when it comes to trying to replicate humans and every little thing about them, it just doesn’t seem right to me,” she added. Ta.
The technology can also be used for darker purposes, as reported in the case of a child psychiatrist in North Carolina who used AI to create child pornography.