“This Is a Serious Problem”: Being a Target Himself, MrBeast Raises Awareness About the Alarming AI Scams on Social Media

Published 10/03/2023, 9:56 AM EDT

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Have you come across MrBeast’s viral iPhone 15 giveaway yet? If yes, then you have also been tricked by the converting deep fake AI scam! A trend that had initially started as a fun meme culture has now turned into a scary method of scamming people under the name of popular influencers. And amidst the rise in such instances, the YouTuber has addressed the severity of the issue. 

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The YouTube King had earlier called out a viral ongoing trend that involved deep-fake videos of the creator. MrBeast also expressed his thoughts on the trend, as he emphasized the issues with the same. In another similar episode, the latest incident has forced Jimmy to highlight the seriousness of the issue as a viral MrBeast AI video raises alarming concerns. 

MrBeast feels social media isn’t ready for the AI deep fakes rise! 

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Jimmy Donaldson aka MrBeast is known for his grand giveaways. However, the creator had to call out a viral claim going around him hosting an iPhone 15 giveaway. But how did the rumor begin in the first place? Well, it was an AI deep fake video that announced the giveaway. 

Evidently, the video was a scam as it asked the audience to visit a link mentioned within the clip. For anyone unaware of such AI potential, these videos are a potential trap. Once an excited user clicks on such links, there’s a serious threat of data theft, including  private media and bank details.

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Taking the issue to social media, Jimmy wrote, Lots of people are getting this deepfake scam ad of me… are social media platforms ready to handle the rise of AI deepfakes? This is a serious problem.”

The YouTuber also emphasized that AI’s existing potential isn’t something social media platforms are ready for. Also, this isn’t the first time Jimmy has called out scammers using his name to fool his fans. 

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The creator is fed up with the scammers! 

In the past, there have been numerous reports of con artists pretending to be Mr. Beast and requesting cash or indirect investments. In these situations, the subjects were typically enticed to participate in a challenge or an exclusive MrBeast video. Given the man’s wide-ranging fan base around the world, there is a strong likelihood that some people will fall for these frauds. Hence, the creator had thrashed all these scammers through an Instagram story that said, Sc**w Scammers!” 

The most basic precaution one can take to avoid getting trapped in scams is to authenticate the source of the content consumed. Always crosscheck if the accounts you follow are the only verified accounts of your favorite celebrities. 

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With the concerning rise in AI Deepfakes, will social media platforms take action?

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