Zelle Scams

Zelle scams are a type of fraud that involves convincing people to send money to scammers using the peer-to-peer payment service. Scammers may use a variety of tactics

  • Phishing emails that sound real: Scammers can use AI to write emails that mimic the writing style of real companies or people you know. These emails might pressure you to click on a malicious link or download a file infected with malware.



  • Personalized phone calls: AI can analyze your social media profiles or online activity to craft a phone scam tailored to you. They might mention specific details like your hometown or recent purchases to gain your trust. Scammers can even use AI voice cloning to impersonate a loved one in distress.

  • Deepfakes for tricking people: AI can generate realistic fake videos, known as deepfakes. Scammers could use deepfakes to make it seem like a celebrity is endorsing a fraudulent investment or product.

Here are some tips to avoid AI-powered scams:

  • Be skeptical of unsolicited contacts: Don’t trust emails, texts, or calls that come out of the blue, even if they seem to come from a familiar source.
  • Don’t click on suspicious links: If you’re unsure about an email or text, don’t click on any links or attachments.
  • Verify information directly: If someone calls you claiming to be from your bank or another company, hang up and call them back at a number you know is legitimate.
  • Be wary of deepfakes: If you see a video online that seems too good to be true, it probably is. Do some research before believing anything you see online.



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