Incident 509: Scammers Deepfaked Videos of Victims' Loved Ones Asking for Funds over Facebook in Vietnam

Description: In Vietnam, to convince victims of their disguises when prompted, scammers deepfaked audios and videos of victims' friends and families asking them over Facebook to send over thousands of dollars.


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

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Khoa Lam
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