Suspicious Ad Features AI-Generated Dwayne Johnson Voice in “Free Money” Scheme

Published 10/03/2023, 7:00 AM EDT

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Dwayne Johnson is one of the biggest stars. Besides his star power, he has successfully mastered the art of imparting his influence in every sphere. His social media time and time again has proved to be a powerful medium for him to share important messages. Besides his persona, anyone in the world can easily recognize his voice.

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A shady company took advantage of this fact and used it to promote a Ponzi scheme.

Dwayne Johnson is giving away free money

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The actual Dwayne Johnson is not giving away free money. But the A.I. generated voice which plays alongside an advertisement does. According to the advertisement, the State government is distributing “Health Spending Cards” to thousands of American citizens. The cardholder could receive a sum of around $5000 monthly, which an individual can use to spend on their healthcare.

The thing that stands out the most is how the audio doesn’t sync properly with the video. In the clip, some old videos of Dwayne Johnson are mashed up with other spliced videos of people and money. As the tone of the 51-year-old star remains the same throughout, it is interesting to note that the volume keeps on fluctuating to show that the star himself is recording the video.

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Identity theft has been a go-to scheme of many shady companies to scam off people of their hard-earned money. And it’s not just Dwayne Johnson, these companies have roped many other pro wrestling celebrities into this without their consent.

The bizarre link between identity theft and pro wrestling

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Last year on October 27, Elon Musk acquired Twitter. On April 11, 2023, Musk gave a 10-day period for all the celebrities who have a legacy verified mark to pay the company to keep it. Many celebrities, including some from the pro wrestling fraternity, said they won’t be abiding by the new rules. This created mayhem which gave birth to scammers pretending to be pro wrestling celebrities. Due to this, Adam Pearce had to issue a public apology.

In August 2023, Adam Pearce, who is a former pro wrestler and director of live events at WWE, took to X (former Twitter) to spread awareness that he wasn’t asking for money from anyone. Becky Lynch and Alexa Bliss issued a similar statement. With great influential power comes a substantial risk of being roped into scams. And WWE stars from time to time ended up unknowingly becoming a part of such scams.

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Watch this story – “You are Now Responsible For Paying Back People”: AEW and WWE Stars Call Out Elon Musk For Making Their Fans Vulnerable To Scammers and Frauds

We request fans to stay aware and do proper research before investing their money in a scheme that will end up causing them emotional and financial damage. What do you make of this distressing news involving Dwayne Johnson and the illegal use of his voice? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Shaikh Aerajuddin

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Shaikh Aerajuddin is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. With a Masters degree in Sports Science, Aeraj always carries a keen eye for detail and understands the various nuances of pro wrestling beyond the ring. Being a pro wrestling fan from his childhood, Aeraj now uses his analytical mind to tell a story in his articles for ES.
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