A voice note of just three seconds is sufficient for theft...

S Venkateshwari
A voice note of just three seconds is sufficient for theft...

It only takes three seconds for an audio click to mimic your speech. You can record anything new in any language and with your voice with this little clip. These audio snippets can be stolen by scammers from any of your recordings, reels, or photos that are posted on social networking sites (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube). Alternatively, you may also grab the audio clip from whatsapp if you have sent someone a voice message. Once the thugs have the audio sample, they have completed half of their work. All they need to do now is obtain your relative's details and phone number. Following this, your friend or relative receives a call on their phone or a voice message informing them of the situation and requesting payment.

What justifications do con artists offer?

India has the greatest rate of voice fraud using artificial intelligence worldwide, according to research conducted by cyber security firm McAfee. Here, this kind of scam affects 1 in 4 people. According to the results of a poll that was completed by 7054 individuals across seven different nations, 83% of respondents said they couldn't tell if the spam call they received was made by a computer program or machine or if a real person was speaking.

According to the survey, 47% of indians have either fallen victim to an AI voice scam or know someone who has. It is 25% of the world's population.

Sixty-six percent of indians claim that friends or relatives in dire need of money are the source of the majority of these voice scam calls. These are probably their spouses (34%) or kids (12%), or parents (46%).

'I have been robbed' was the most frequently stated claim in voice scams (70%). Subsequently, justifications such as "vehicle mishap occurred" (69%), "cell phone or wallet misplaced" (65%), or "I'm overseas and require funds right away" (62%) were offered.

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