That panicky call from a relative? It could be a thief using a voice clone, FTC warns


This Wednesday, April 14, 2016, file photo, shows a push-button landline telephone, in Whitefield, Maine.

The agency issued a consumer alert urging people to be vigilant for calls using voice clones generated by artificial intelligence. They can be used by criminals hoping to swindle people out of money.

(Image credit: Robert F. Bukaty/AP)

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