• ‘Obituary pirating’ is a twist on an old scam from the early noughties
  • Cybercriminals use AI to generate fake obituaries about trending names 
  • Experts explain what to do if you are targeted by cruel con

Experts are sounding the alarm over a rise in AI-generated obituaries mysteriously appearing online.

In one disturbing ‘obituary pirate’ case, an LA Times reporter read her own obituary and watched a video whereby ‘news anchors’ discussed her death.

Fraudsters are able to make money off ad revenue generated through the fake article and specifically target people with high-traffic searchable names, experts say.


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