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Think you can spot an AI phone scam? Think again.

Sep 6, 2023 12 News

AI phone scams are on the rise, with scammers cloning voices with only a few seconds of audio.

PHOENIX — Nancy Cooke’s daughter was kidnapped by a drug dealer, and he wanted money.

At least, that’s what her daughter’s voice on the other end of the phone said.

“It was her voice exactly,” Cooke said. “She said mom, they’re going to ask you for money again. I’m sorry I really messed up, I’ll pay you back, please give it to them.”

But while it was her daughter’s voice, it wasn’t her daughter. It was a scammer who had somehow cloned her voice and was making it say whatever he wanted…