Fraud, Scams & Online safety
June 6, 2024
Crime Prevention
Fake or not fake? How can you tell if it is an AI scam?

Fake or not fake? How can you tell if it is an AI scam?

Be cautious of unexpected offers, especially those that seem too good to be true.

You may be wondering:

What is an AI scam?

An AI scam is a fraudulent scheme that leverages the growing interest and trust in artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to deceive individuals or businesses. 

How can it look like?

Scammers create fake AI products, services, or job offers to steal money, personal details, or business information. They take advantage of how complex and advanced AI seems to make their scams look real and convincing.

Fraudulent AI Investment Opportunities

  • Scammers promote non-existent AI startups or investment funds, promising high returns with little risk. They may use sophisticated-looking websites and fake testimonials to appear legitimate.
  • Example: An advertisement for an AI-driven investment platform that guarantees a 100% high return on investment, but requires an initial deposit to start.

AI-Based Phishing and Identity Theft

  • Scammers use AI-generated content or impersonate AI support services to trick victims into revealing personal information or credentials.
  • Example: A fake AI chatbot that mimics customer service for a popular online platform, asking for login details to resolve a supposed issue.

How can you identify it?

  • Be cautious of unexpected job offers, investment opportunities, or product advertisements, especially if they sound too good to be true.
  • Be cautious of companies using free email services like Gmail instead of official corporate email addresses. Always check that contact numbers are valid and connected to the business.
  • Scammers often create a sense of urgency to rush you into making quick decisions. Take your time and verify all information before proceeding.
  • If you receive any suspicious emails or texts asking you to send money, call your family members right away. They can help you verify if it's a scam.

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