Just last month, federal regulators at the FTC warned that “voice scams” are becoming more complex, targeted, and difficult to stop, due to an increasingly advanced process in which criminals “clone” a person’s voice for nefarious purposes. These scams represent an evolution of traditional voice fraud– which relied on criminals impersonating law officers, bank officials, or loved ones in an attempt to persuade the victim to send over funds– typically through a payments platform or other service.

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