Entrepreneur and eccentric billionaire Elon Musk is too busy negotiating a new buyout deal with Twitter to promote the cryptocurrency. how do we know this? The latest video is a deep forgery and is easy to spot.
But this isn’t the first time Musk’s resemblance has appeared in online cryptocurrency advertising. Earlier this month, fraudsters combined videos of Musk, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and investor Katie Wood to promote crypto fraud.
Read about the latest attempt to steal your money and what to look for to avoid becoming a victim.
Here is the background
Deepfake videos are becoming more compelling. This is due to advanced technology that allows fraudsters to create photos and videos of people using footage from different scenarios. Now a widespread online video hopes to look past the (not so subtle) evidence that something is wrong.
Here is the video. See if you can detect the signs that it is fake.
What can you do about it
As you’ve probably noticed, the sound is awful. This is because the fraudsters tried to use deep fake technology to imitate Musk’s mouth. But the technique is relatively complex to fix and requires advanced knowledge to work.
However, over the years there have been some very convincing deep forgeries. Even Disney used deep forgeries in “The Mandalorian” to inject young Luke Skywalker into the show.
But from the video above, you can immediately hear that the speech is broken. In addition, it is relatively easy to notice the deceptive editing, the voices seem to fade unnaturally, and the lips do not exactly match the speech.
Here are some tips to help you avoid falling victim to crypto fraud and how to spot deeply fake videos:
- There is no such thing as getting rich quick. So any service or platform that claims to double or triple your investment in a few months should raise eyebrows.
- Pay special attention to video and audio editing. Watch for videos that miss or audio that doesn’t sound right or doesn’t align with the speaker’s mouth.
- Don’t associate your cryptocurrency wallet with a site you don’t know or have never heard of before. Too many scam sites drain your wallet the second you invest.
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