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Uttar Pradesh woman duped through artificial intelligence voice-cloning; told to clear hospital bills

The caller tells the woman that his daughter is admitted to a hospital and he needs money as he is unable to pay the medical bills

Uttar Pradesh woman duped through artificial intelligence voice-cloning; told to clear hospital bills

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Lucknow, January 23

In yet another case of cloning the voice with the use of artificial intelligence (AI), cyber thugs have duped a woman of Rs 32,000, by telling her that the daughter of her sister was unwell and she needed immediate monetary help.

The incident took place under the Krishna Nagar police station.

The police said Rajlakshmi Dohre of Subhash Nagar got a call from an unidentified mobile number and the caller introduced himself as her brother-in-law Dharmendra.

The caller told her that his daughter was admitted to a hospital and he needed monetary help as he was unable to pay the medical bills.

He told the woman that he tried to clear the hospital bill twice, but both the time the UPI transaction did not get through.

He requested Rajlakshmi to transfer the money on the same mobile number from which he was calling.

The woman said that after hearing the news of her sister's daughter getting admitted to hospital she panicked and immediately transferred Rs 32,000 on the mobile number without realising that it was a trap.

Krishna Nagar SHO JP Singh said a case had been registered and investigation is under way.

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