Retired IPS officer's deepfake used to blackmail senior citizen

Retired IPS officer's deepfake used to blackmail senior citizen

IndiaTimes

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Underlining the threat from AI-generated deepfakes, criminals created a video featuring the face and voice of a retired IPS officer in UP Police to extort a senior citizen. Scared, the 76-year-old man made repeated payments to the scammers, believing them to be the IPS officer and faced with threats of police action over an image the blackmailers had that made it seem like he had solicited sex. Police said they had registered an FIR immediately and started a probe.

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