Here are the redflags you need to check to avoid becoming a victim.
The Elon Musk Neuralink Crypto Token scam is now spreading on Twitter.
Scammers behind the new malicious campaign are using deepfaked images and videos of the billionaire to scam people.
Previously, many reports showed various deepfake AI models that can generate very realistic images and photos of celebrities and other popular individuals.
These artificial intelligence models can make anyone like Tom Cruise and other celebrities. Now, a new scam was spotted using the face of Elon Musk to promote the Neuralink Crypto Token.
Elon Musk Neuralink Crypto Token Scam
According to Forbes’ latest report, scammers will post a link on Twitter using a fake CoinTelegraph account.
If you are not paying attention to the major details of the link, you may not notice that its link is actually incorrect since it shows “telegra.ph” instead of the legitimate “cointelegraph.com.”
Once you open the link, it will direct you to a deepfake video of Elon Musk promoting the fake Neuralink-branded cryptocurrency.
In the video, you can see that the deepfaked content looks quite real. The footage was able to copy the voice of the tech CEO as well.
“I’m here to tell you about the Neuralink crypto token, the cryptocurrency that will change the world forever,” said the fake Elon.
The deepfaked version of Elon Musk added that this new digital coin token offers a unique opportunity to invest in the rising brain-machine interfaces.
Aside from using deepfaked visuals, the video also has a fake logo of the Wall Street Journal. How to Spot Deepfakes?
Norton’s official report provided some of the red flags you need to check to identify if the video or image has been deepfaked.
These signs include the following:
- Unnatural facial expressions.
- Unusual body movements.
- Lack of emotions.
- Unusual facial feature positioning.
- Unnatural coloring.
- The video is usually blurred or misaligned.
- Hashtag discrepancies.
- The visuals of the video look unreal when slowed down.
- Weird eye movements.
These are just some of the deepfake signs you need to look for.