Cybercriminals use AI tools to modulate the target’s voice and then call their family members to demand money, claiming the target’s identity
The Uttarakhand state cyber cell has issued a public advisory on the fraudsters now using “AI tools to modulate the voice of a person to dupe his or her family members and friends by demanding money citing an emergency situation.”
The public advisory was issued amid the frequently changing tactics used by cybercriminals to dupe people.
The fraudsters first call their targets from an unknown number to record their voice, said DSP, state cyber cell, Ankush Mishra, while cautioning the public against the new cybercrime tactic.
“After recording it, they modulate it by using AI tools to call their family members. While speaking to them, they claim the target’s identity and demand money, citing a random emergency situation. After entrapping them, they share their UPI code for the family members to send the money, only to later realise the fraud,” said Mishra.
At least two such cases have been reported in Kerala and Delhi, respectively, he added.
“We have issued a public advisory, cautioning people against falling into such traps by always checking with their dear ones, on whose name the fraudsters had called. They should also inform the police on helpline number 1930,” he said.
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