As technology advances, so does the sophistication of spam and scams. AI can now synthesize people's voices based on just a few sentences of audio. This has led to a significant rise in voice scams, making it increasingly difficult to differentiate between genuine and fraudulent calls.
It's getting crazy out there AI synthesizing was just used to create a deep fake song by Drake and The Weeknd.
In this blog post, we will discuss the implications of AI-generated voice scams and provide tips on how to protect your personal information and domain name from potential threats.
These AI-generated voice scams have become a growing concern, with unsuspecting individuals being tricked into believing they are speaking with a friend, relative, or colleague. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) suggests that if someone who sounds like a friend or relative asks for money—particularly if they want to be paid via a wire transfer, cryptocurrency, or a gift card—you should hang up and call the person directly to verify their story.
If you own a website there are certain precautions you should take to protect your domain name and personal information from potential scams:
Remember that legitimate businesses and professionals will never ask for sensitive information such as credit card details or domain name information over the phone. If you receive a suspicious call, hang up and contact the individual or company directly to confirm the legitimacy of the request.
Your domain name is a critical component of your online presence. Losing control of it can compromise your entire website. Ensure that you have full access to your domain information (at GoDaddy or your preferred domain registrar) and verify that it's costing you around $15 a year.
Watch out for any mail you receive urging you to renew your domain name. In most cases, these are scams by companies looking to have you renew through them at exorbitant rates. Always confirm the legitimacy of any domain renewal requests with your domain registrar before taking any action.
The rise of AI-generated voice scams is a reminder of the importance of staying vigilant and informed about potential threats to our personal information and online assets. By following the tips outlined in this blog post, you can protect yourself and your domain name from scams and maintain a secure online presence.
Remember, you can always call someone back if you think they are a scammer.