Experts Warn of AI-Powered Scam Calls

If you receive a phone call from a familiar voice informing you of an urgent matter, it’s crucial to first question the authenticity of the call, especially if the caller requests a quick money transfer.

This advice holds particularly true when the caller appears to be a relative or a friend, as scammers increasingly utilise artificial intelligence to mimic and manipulate voices for such calls.

Cybercrime experts emphasise the importance of remaining calm despite the challenging situation and refraining from making hasty decisions, even if the caller pressures the user.

Furthermore, experts advise against disclosing any personal information to the caller and recommend ending the call, then redialing the known number of the alleged caller to verify the authenticity of the call. This ensures that the caller is indeed the acquaintance or friend and not merely an attempt at fraud.

Simultaneously, individuals can inquire about places, things, and events known only to the caller to ascertain their authenticity.

Additionally, individuals should not hesitate to ask “silly” questions unrelated to the ongoing conversation, as these questions can help uncover AI powered-scams.

If doubts persist regarding the caller’s identity, individuals should record the date, time of the call, and the phone number if visible, then report it to the police.

Furthermore, irregularities in the conversation or unnatural voice cues may indicate an AI-powered call. In any case, it’s crucial to remain vigilant during the conversation to detect attempted fraud.

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