Incident 236: AI-Generated Faces Used by Scammers to Pose as a Law Firm in Boston

Description: GAN faces were allegedly used by scammers alongside a parked domain and a fake website to impersonate a Boston law firm.


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Alleged: unknown developed an AI system deployed by scammers, which harmed email users.

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Scammers used AI-generated faces to pose as a Boston law firm · 2022

Nicole Palmer is a lawyer who graduated from Columbia University. Her profile states that she “specializes in the application and protection of industrial design” and has “been building her career successfully for 30 years.”

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