“It’s not me” Elon Musk was scared by his own deepfake. Here’s how the scammers treated him

(ORDO NEWS) — Once the scammers are trying to steal your money through their scams. First, a defake with Oleg Tinkov, and now with Elon Musk.

I must say that the fake Elon Musk turned out better than Tinkov, who until recently “hugged everyone”

Deepfakes are the faces of people replaced by a neural network, saying something completely different from the fact that a real person is already among us.

Not so long ago, this technology existed only inside laboratories, but now it is available to a much larger number of people.

With its help, you can “force” politicians to say completely different things, and reputable people to advertise online casinos.

Deepfake Elon Musk

Not so long ago, we saw a deepfake with Oleg Tinkov, who, sitting on the couch in some small apartment, called for depositing money into a fake Tinkoff Investment account and receiving 50% surcharges on the deposited amount.

Then it was easy to figure out the unfortunate scammers – after all, the environment in which the fake Tinkov sat and the design of the ad spoke for themselves.

But Western scammers turned out to be more cunning and thoughtful – one of the Twitter users noted Elon Musk in his message and warned that the video with his deepfake advertising a fake cryptocurrency platform had become viral. Musk himself reacted to the tweet shortly: “Wow. It’s definitely not me.”

According to Bleeping Computer, for their deception, scammers use not only Elon Musk, but also other famous personalities – Katie Wood, Brad Garlinghouse, Michael Saylor and Charles Hoskinson – well-known representatives of the financial industry.

Of course, most of these deepfakes are imperfect: for example, trying to imitate Musk’s speech and gestures, the neural network starts moving the eyes, almost without stopping the look.

The movements of his lips also seem unnatural, but the fake does not have the disadvantage of many previous similar deepfakes: the fake face of Elon Musk blinks.

Despite all the suspiciousness of this video, people fell for it – at least $2,000 has already been sent to the fake crypto platform BitVex.

It is not known how many more people will fall for these deepfakes, but they show one thing: always be careful with your money and do not send it to accounts on dubious sites.


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