Top 5 Deepfake Scams that Stormed the Internet this Year

by Market Trends October 2, 2022

Deepfakes, which are increasingly utilized in scams, are phony computer-generated audio or video representations of a genuine person. It might be compared to a fusion of animation and photorealistic art. The occupations most frequently targeted in this new fraud are those in IT and computer programming. With the help of an AI-based deep database, we’re unable to recognize deepfake. In this video, we have added the top deepfake videos that amused and ravaged the internet all at the same time!

Robert Pattinson’s Viral Deepfake Video on Tiktok

Basically, Pattinson has stated in several interviews that he does not have any social media accounts, which is why his fans were super-excited to see his face appear in a Tiktok video, which was actually a deepfake! The account garnered over 660,000 followers since the first video was posted on March 24, this year. But his fans were smart enough to question the authenticity of the videos before the scam continued!

Elon Musk’s Deepfake Video Promoted a Crypto Scam

Previously, crypto scammers deep-faked a video interview of billionaire Elon Musk and others talking about cryptocurrency to promote their scams. But investors have now become quite accustomed to these scams, which is why they easily identified the signs of Elon’s portrait being a deepfake.

Scammers Hit the Crypto Market Again, Using Binance Executive’s Deepfake ‘Hologram’

Scammers created a deepfake video of a Binance executive. The company’s chief communications officer claimed that the entire operation was carried out by a sophisticated hacking team, that used the executive’s AI hologram to trick other people into meetings.

Criminals Interview for Remote Work Using Deepfake Videos

Security professionals are on the lookout for deepfake employment interviews, the next stage of social engineering in professional settings. The warning was raised by the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), which alerted to an uptick in activity by scammers attempting to manipulate online interviews for remote employment. The warning claimed that criminals are impersonating themselves and obtaining employment.

The Heavily Argued Zelesky Deepfake Video

During the Russia and Ukraine war, a much-debated deepfake video of Zelesky surfaced on social media and was posted on a Ukrainian news website by hackers, which was immediately debunked and removed. The video showed that the President asked his soldiers to lay down weapons, at a time when the entire country was ravaged by Russian troops.


Deepfaking will soon become a serious crime! Make sure you understand the difference between the real and fake ones!

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