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Another Scary AI Example

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Real Estate Attorney with http://www.medicalandspaconsulting.com

Today I was talking to a chap that works for me. I was updating him on some pending grants for clients. We talked about 30  minutes on this.

About three hours later, I receive a Face Book Messenger message from my uncle. This was odd because he emails or sends texts.  So I checked the profile and it was him. 100%.

So I replied that I was happy to hear from him and all is well. 

Then comes the messages that he successfully applied for a Coca Cola grant  and he received $200,000. I knew this wasn't true but I sent him two SMS messages and he conformed what I already knew.

This was undoubtedly a scam to get me to apply for a grant and oops, there is an application fee. The grant doesn't exist and you lose your money.

Two CEOs of companies that I consult to got scammed like this. People get duped because the "offer" seems credible and it comes from a contact.

This is AI at work for nefarious purposes and it needs to be said that anything you say on your phone is heard by Big Tech.  Doesn't matter what system, which format/platform, even whether the phone is switched off....we are being spied upon.

 

 

Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

It just boggles the mind that this all goes on. Do you think iPhone is more corrupt than Samsung?

May 28, 2024 12:15 AM
Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD

Debra, all smartphones share information with big tech. Even when they are switched off....Big tech is listening and sharing information with teh government. There are phones that are outside the system but when you use them with existing carriers, you are compromised. 

Jun 02, 2024 09:58 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paddy. Bad people do bad things and good people do good things. Many in our legal system do bad things or nothing at all. Enjoy your day.

May 28, 2024 03:55 AM
Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD

Wayne, our legal system is being exposed as part of the problem. In the past, I stated that the legal system was the balance between the executive branch and the legislative branch....alas, this is less and less true.

Jun 02, 2024 09:56 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Great information. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

May 28, 2024 05:03 AM
Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD

Thank you Bill...have great week!!

Jun 02, 2024 09:55 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

It's scary about the links between things we do/say/buy and the ads we get or scams we get.

May 28, 2024 05:03 AM
Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD

Kat, it didn't take long for the AI scams to begin....and more to come!!

Jun 02, 2024 09:55 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Paddy- I think we're all going to consider going back to the old tin cans and strings for communication. 

May 28, 2024 05:49 PM
Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD

Kathy I make reference to tin cans and string, all of the time!!

May 29, 2024 08:59 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Hi, Paddy. 

I included your post in Last Week's Favorites on ActiveRain.

So thank you for writing it!

Cheers,

Pat

 

Jun 02, 2024 08:39 AM
Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD

Thank you, Pat...I hope you had a wonderful weekend and thank you for the follow!!

Jun 02, 2024 09:54 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Oh yeah ! If we talk about going on a cruise our cell phones make sure we get bombarded with offers within 24hrs ( or quicker !) 

Jun 03, 2024 06:57 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

AI has become another source of revenue for people attempting to take advantage of ignorant people.  As to scams, we must be on guard 24/7.

Jun 06, 2024 03:44 PM