An "evil" AI phone scam is becoming more widespread, prompting families to invent codewords to prevent falling for it.
TikToker Brooke (@babybushwhacked) experienced it firsthand and shared the scary ordeal with her half a million followers. She explained how her grandfather received a call from someone using artificial intelligence to mimic her brother's voice.
"I've been crying for the past two hours because I thought my little brother was dead," Brooke said. "Somebody out there used an AI machine to trick my grandpa into thinking my little brother got in a wreck and died."
She said the AI-generated voice told her grandfather 'her brother' was about to get in a "wreck" before the line went dead.
When she received the call from her grandfather, Brooke immediately tried to contact her brother and track his location. She soon found out it was a scammer trying to get money.
"If you guys ever get called, and someone asks for money that you know, they're using a friggin AI machine to reenact their voice," she warned.