AI Deepfakes are truly dangerous and can ruin your life if you don’t know what to look out for. Fraudsters use deepfake technology to modify publicly available video and other footage to cheat people out of money and clean out bank accounts. How can someone fall for a deepfake so easily?

It happens more often than you think. Deepfakes can be very dangerous. A mom received a call from her daughter’s phone with the correct number. She was led to believe that her daughter was in danger she could even hear her daughter crying on the phone. The kidnapper wanted $1 million in ransom! Meanwhile her daughter was safe the whole time!

What would you do if you were led to believe that your loved one was in danger?

Fraudulent content can be created for social engineering, phishing and spear phishing campaigns. Deepfakes are a growing threat and keeping you vulnerable in both home and the office.

Is your organization prepared for these events?

Imagine if someone who sounds like your boss calls you and asks you to send personal employee information immediately.  The request is time sensitive. You take action thinking you are going to be the hero.

Maybe it’s a scam so you are now someone who fell for a scam. Now your co workers information can be at risk.

37%of organizations experience deepfake voice fraud, and 29% of organizations fall victim to deepfake videos.

Currently there are no federal laws making it illegal to create deepfakes!

Since the beginning of 2024 at lawmakers in at least 14 states have introduced legislation to combat misleading information from AI.

Action that is especially important during a presidential election year!

What can you do to protect yourself?

  • Be ALERT to who is calling and always verify using a second form of communication
  • Follow safety rules of not sending personal information through unsecure channels
  • DO NOT assume caller ID is accurate
  • HANG up and call your bank back if you feel uneasy

REMEMEMBER NEVER GIVE OUT YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER! Other information not to give out is your middle initial, DOB, pets name and childrens names.

On videos red flags include too much blinking lights. Always ask a person on a video call to do something like turn their head or put their hand on their face.

The number one way to avoid deepfakes all together is to ask for in person meetings! Remember to always pause and think before you give over any information.

STAY SAFE and keep your personal information out of the hands of criminals!

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