There are scam artists all over Illinois but you have to be very careful when dealing with people, places, or things you personally don't know on the internet because they will steal your money.

What Is AI?

Before I even get started, to understand this story about the latest scams in Illinois, it's necessary to be familiar with AI or artificial intelligence. It can be helpful but at the same time, very dangerous. For many people, it's very scary in a future Sci-Fi movie sort of way.

According to techtarget.com,

Artificial intelligence is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems.

 

Specific applications of AI include expert systems, natural language processing, speech recognition and machine vision.

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Warning To Illinois Residents About Internet Scams

Scams and scam artists aren't anything new. They've been around for years. The only difference is now, they have the technology to help rip you off. Unfortunately, they get smarter and trickier all the time. Of course, most of it happens with money or products. The other category that keeps increasing every day is relationships.

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AI-Created Woman Steals Thousands From Illinois Men
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Love Is Hard To Find In Illinois

Relationships take a lot of work but it's even harder to find someone to share your life with. Illinois residents find it very difficult to meet people. They need help so that's when online dating comes in. Men and women find it much easier to discover a partner that way. Once, again you have to be careful of scammers trying to catfish you.

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AI-Created Woman Uses To Steal From Illinois Men

This new scam is taking "catfishing" to a new level. The scammers are creating women with AI and stealing from men in Illinois who are trying to find love. It seems like a dirty trick to pull on someone. They start an internet relationship with the victim and then start asking for money. Once, the poor guy figures out what's going on, he's already lost thousands of dollars.

According to abc7chicago.com,

Some victims lost thousands of dollars to people they thought were real women but turned out to be fakes.

 

The people behind the scheme were stealing their cash and hearts.

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