Fraudsters use AI-generated content and images to create a bogus law firm, demanding backlinks and personal information
In a new twist on online scams, fraudsters have begun using artificial intelligence (AI) to create a bogus law firm. The scammers send out threatening emails to busy news editors, claiming copyright infringement and demanding backlinks to their website. The scam is elaborate and appears legitimate, thanks to AI-generated images and content.
The scammers' strategy involves playing a long game. They target busy news editors who may not have the time to verify the legitimacy of the law firm. The emails sent by the scammers claim copyright infringement and demand backlinks to their website. The scammers use AI to generate images and content that make the emails and the law firm appear legitimate.
While the exact purpose of the scam remains unclear, it's speculated that it may involve collecting email addresses and passwords for future phishing attempts. This scam is more complex and time-consuming than typical phishing scams, indicating a high level of sophistication in its execution.
The scam presents an ironic twist. While the scammers are using AI to generate threats over a copyright issue, they themselves are infringing on copyright laws by using AI to generate images and content without permission.
This new scam serves as a reminder to always verify the legitimacy of any emails claiming copyright infringement or demanding backlinks. It's crucial to be vigilant and not provide any personal information or comply with demands without first verifying the source. The use of AI in scams is a growing concern, highlighting the need for increased awareness and security measures.