A scammer in China used the artificial intelligence to modify his appearance and impersonate the friend of a businessman, whom managed to steal more than $600,000the authorities reported.
The victim, of whom only the last name was published, Guo explained that he received a video call in April from someone whose face and voice closely resembled those of a person close to him.
But that person was actually a scammer who used “an artificial intelligence technology to modify your face”according to an article published by a media outlet linked to the authorities of Fuzhou (east).
The fraudster claimed as a pretext that another friend urgently needed money to pay a security deposit for a tender.
The victim transferred a millionaire sum
That was how he managed to convince Guo to transfer 4.3 million yuan ($610,000) from your company bank account.
“During the video call, I was convinced that I had recognized the face and voice of the person who was calling me, so I did not mistrust”declared the businessman, quoted in the article.
After making the payment, Guo sent a message to the friend whose identity had been stolen. And given his incomprehension, since he was not aware of anything, the businessman realized the mistake and quickly called the police.
The police ordered the bank not to carry out the transfer and Guo was able to recover 3.4 million yuan ($482,000)according to the text.
The perpetrators of the thymus were not identified.
The use of the iartificial intelligencesometimes with malicious intent, has aroused mistrust in the world, especially after the American company OpenAI launched in November ChatGPTa conversational robot that can imitate the human voice.
This interface is not accessible in Chinese, but ChatGPT It’s a topic that gets talked about a lot on social media, and Chinese tech giants are doing their best to create similar devices.