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3 AI Scams You Need to Know About + How to Protect Yourself By Staying Smart

Gain more knowledge about AI scams to save your technology!


In today’s world, we’d be lost without technology. Whether you pay your bills online, order groceries to be delivered, or even send gifts to friends and family, it’s likely you’re on your phone or computer more often than not. As helpful as the cyber world is, however, there are some bad actors who try to take advantage by perpetuating scams — now sometimes with the help of artificial intelligence (AI). Luckily, with little research and by staying vigilant, you can empower yourself to know how to spot a scam from a mile away and stay protected. Here, we’re giving you three user-friendly online classes that help you learn more about AI as well as how to identify possible threats.

1. A quick overview of AI scams

Woman falling for AI scams
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If you’re new to the world of AI, don’t panic because we’ve got you covered. In this course, you’ll learn all about different types of AI scams, why older people have become the top target, and how to protect your technology. As the digital world continues to change, it’s important to be prepared.

Click through to learn more about AI Scams 101: A Quick Overview.

2. Don’t get “cyber kidnapped”

Woman avoiding AI scams

It’s important to stay protected when you’re online. This class is here to guard users from virtual kidnapping scams, especially those targeting seniors. It would be terrible to be perusing online, and then all of a sudden you’re facing emotional or financial extortion. Soon enough though, you’ll have the skillset to recognize these dangers and protect both yourself and your loved ones from cybercrimes.

Click through to learn more about AI and Cybercrime: The Rise of Cyber Kidnapping.

3. How to recognize AI voice scams

Phone call from an AI scam
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You’re going about your day at home when all of a sudden the phone rings. You pick it up and it’s your son’s voice — saying he’s been in an accident… but has he really? With AI voice technology being honed every day, it’s easier than you think to fall into a trap just like this one. AI voice scams are no joke, but this class gives you the tools you need to avoid becoming another victim. You’ll learn exactly what AI voice scams are, so you can identify them and share your knowledge with others. The best thing you can do is stay informed and alert!

Click through so you Don’t Get Tricked: AI Voice Scam Awareness.

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