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“I love you, you know”: what are these Elon Musk scams ?


Last November, we published an article to warn you of the danger. No, Elon Musk is not behind the Quantum AI cryptocurrency exchange website, contrary to what has been claimed in circulating advertisements.

When a fake Elon Musk encourages you to invest

These explained in particular: “You are a European citizen? Supplement your income with Quantum AI”. And in fact, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission has just issued a warning about deepfake scams linked to this group.

The authorities explain that this collective claims to provide a cryptocurrency exchange service based on artificial intelligence. But according to them, it is a front for “fraudulent activities linked to virtual assets”. To increase the credibility of its service, they do not hesitate to use the image of the entrepreneur through advertisements on the services of the Meta group, Facebook and Instagram and use three dedicated websites.

False information portals have even been created in order to give confidence to potential investors. It goes without saying that it is advisable to avoid the latter and turn to more serious and secure services benefiting from serious guarantees.

But this case is only one of the latest illustrations showing the potential danger of deepfakes. Recent advances in artificial intelligence make it possible to create increasingly credible videos from scratch, impersonating well-known personalities (and anyone) and reproducing their voice almost identically. Sometimes all it takes is a voice recording of a few seconds.

The deepfake of Elon Musk, executioner of hearts

The danger is therefore likely to increase in the months and years to come and it is important to adopt the right reflexes. You can also always reread this article where we give you some advice in the face of these new dangers.

As for Elon Musk, this is just one of the latest examples of his identity being used in scams. This is, in a way, the price of glory. Last month, a South Korean woman paid $50,000 to scammers in a romance scam.

The latter explained having been able to chat directly on video call with a deepfake version of the Tesla boss. During their exchanges, the latter even confessed his love to her: “I love you, you know ?&#8221 ;

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116