In today’s world, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to trust what we see, especially with the rise of online money scams fueled by fake videos. These manipulated videos often feature investment schemes promising high returns or fake celebrity endorsements. Two examples of such videos include one where Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani endorses an investment project and another where Isha Foundation founder Sadhguru and actor Aishwarya Rai praise another investment project. However, upon investigation, it was revealed that both videos were fake and manipulated. To identify such videos, there are a few tips to follow.
Firstly, check the voice. AI-generated voices usually sound similar and electronic. If the video features celebrities, compare the voices with their original videos available on social media and video platforms. Secondly, analyze facial movements. Manipulated videos often exhibit unnatural facial movements with lip-sync issues. Pay attention to any inconsistencies in facial movements. Thirdly, check the source. Always examine the source of these videos, as they are usually sponsored and appear as advertisements. Do not trust videos shared by unknown individuals or on unfamiliar websites. Always research the person or entity being endorsed in such videos.
Additionally, check the content. Ask yourself if the content seems too good to be true. Schemes promising huge gains with minimal investment are generally fake. These tall claims should not be trusted. It’s also recommended to do a Google search about the person or the scheme endorsed in the video before considering investing. Sometimes, more details about the scam or complaints against these entities can be found. Trust your instincts and if something feels off or raises suspicion, report the suspicious content. By reporting, you can help prevent others from falling victim to the scam.