47%: Indians who have some experience of AI voice scams 

Nearly half of all Indians surveyed for a report by McAfee had experienced, or known someone who had experienced, scams involving fake, AI-generated voice messages. The messages, purporting to be from friends or family members in distress, solicit financial help, and 83% of people who received these messages said they’d lost money in this manner. (Nearly half of these victims lost more than $600.) Worryingly, up to 69% of surveyed Indians were unable to differentiate between AI-based voices and real ones. Voice cloning has become a popular tool among cybercriminals, especially because so many adult Indians share their voice data online. So never forget to verify that call from your uncle or niece.


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