AI USED TO SCAM PARENTS IN FAKE KIDNAPPING SCHEME – Jennifer DeStefano of Scottsdale, AZ received a chilling call from her teenage daughter, who was in tears, pleading with the Mother to pay her kidnappers lest something bad happen to her. It turns out the call was created using AI, and the kidnappers only kidnapped her daughter’s voice.
She said of the voice, “It was her inflection. It was the way she would have cried. I never doubted for one second it was her.” After the initial scare, and a mad rush to find the funds, the Mother was able to find her daughter, who was away on a ski trip.