Illinois attorney general shares how to avoid phone voice-mimmicking AI scams

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CHICAGO, Ill., – Attorney General Kwame Raoul has urged locals in Illinois to avoid scams over the phone that could mimic the voice of a loved one via artificial intelligence.

A new ploy has developed that allows scammers to mimic the voice of a target’s family member, which results in the target sending payments or personal information. Attorney General Raoul advises people to hang up and return phone calls with confirmed numbers. Sharing a code word is also an alternative.

With these new technological scams come new tactics. Here is a list that Raoul has provided of warning signs to watch out for:

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Scammers come onto you – Beware of unsolicited phone calls, texts, or emails

Scammers pressure you to act quickly – The ultimate goal is to send payment before getting chance to think about

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Scammers Want You to Pay in Unusual Ways – It’s nearly impossible to get money back in wires, cryptocurrency, and gift cards

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