Deepfakes: “How can I be tricked into falling in love?”Online dating is risky

2022-06-15 0 By

Love can be deceptive in Istanbul.In the real world, where everyday face-to-face romantic relationships can have hidden pain and secrets, what about the online world?If your relationship is entirely dependent on the virtual world created by online technology, your most private feelings are more likely to be hurt and disappointed.And that’s exactly what happened to Yzabel Dzisky.Izabel is a French film producer.She was drawn to online dating and eventually fell victim to deep counterfeiting (or deep forgery or faking, deepfake).She spoke to the media about how she fell in love with an online scammer, how the scam hit her hard and how she tried to find the truth and hope to heal her broken heart.In 2017, Izabel, 46, single, was considering making a documentary about dating apps.She plans to interview random people and find people willing to take part in the documentary.But the idea of the documentary also seemed to offer her the best chance to find love herself.”Some of my single friends tell me stories about online dating and funny stories.At first, I just wanted to go in first and interview people.But I thought if someone else could find love, maybe I could try, “she said.She found a handsome man on the Internet.His name is “Tony” (Colby) — at least that’s the name he originally used — and he’s a surgeon in Los Angeles, but plans to move to France soon.Izabel took the initiative by liking and right swiping toby (if you swipe right on someone’s photo and they swipe right on yours, you like each other and it’s time to start a conversation).They are attracted to each other and the “match” works.After talking for more than a week, Izabel was surprised to find many similarities between the two.They told each other stories about their lives, Ms. Izabel said.Interestingly, their dog and daughter have similar names.Izabel said women love coincidences, and she found it romantic, so she fell in love with the story.Next, Izabel wants to make a video call.It wasn’t until izabel was on the big screen that he realized he was using deep fake technology.During a night out with friends, Izabel video-called Tony from her cell phone, and during the 10-minute video call, Izabel showed his friend Tony’s face.Because the screen is small, the profile picture barely moves.”When you’re on a video call, most of the time you’re looking at yourself, trying to make sure you look good rather than the other person.So I didn’t pay much attention to the details, “Izabel recalls.They kept up text messages and video calls until Tony suddenly stopped answering for no apparent reason.When he finally replied, he said he wasn’t “Tony” and his real name was “Murat”.This came as a shock to Izabel, who was also married to Murat, because it was another coincidence.He also said he was Turkish and lived in Istanbul.”I wasn’t even angry, just surprised.”‘When she asked him why he changed his name, he explained that because of his own Middle Eastern (Arab) background, he thought I might hold back,’ says Ms. Izabel.I told him there was no problem because my ex-husband had an Arab-French-Turkish background.I also said it was a coincidence, never mind.”I decided to Google him and I found a lot about him.I can see photos and videos in Turkish.You can see him everywhere. He even appeared on TV.I had no doubt in him – he was real, a famous surgeon, “says Izabel.Everything seemed to go well after that.An occasional short video and a sweet love letter seemed to suffice.Meanwhile, Izabel is promised that Murat will visit her soon.But first, Murat said, he had to make a trip to Shanghai.It was this trip that first set off alarm bells.Ms. Izabel said Mr. Murat called her from Shanghai to say he wanted medical equipment.He said his credit card could not be used in Shanghai and he needed my help.He asked me to send him 3,000 euros.Murat said he could then fly to Paris to meet Izabel in person.Ms. Izabel was surprised that Mr. Murat, as a well-known surgeon, needed to borrow money from her, and she mentioned it to a friend.They were skeptical, but Izabel decided to send 200 euros to Murat via an international wire.Sweet traps and cyber scams began to cross Izabel’s mind.”I don’t know why I did it. I thought maybe there was something wrong with the Turkish credit card in Shanghai.He thanked me and showed me his ticket from Shanghai to Paris.He’ll be in Paris in three days, “izabel said.Three days later, Izabel was excited to meet for the first time.”I went to the airport to meet him.I waited and waited…He never showed up…”Izabel paused, took a deep breath, and told about her day at the airport.”I tried to contact him again, but there was no reply.And then kept silent for days on end.I became very angry.Why didn’t he answer?But I was still kind to him.I hope he will write back.I need answers.”The possibility of cyber scammers and online scams began to cross Izabel’s mind, but she had a hard time accepting it.”Repeated Izabel.” This is impossible.I saw him on video. – He was real.My friends have seen him, too.My kids have seen him.I think I’m out of my mind.That can’t happen.”A few days later, Murat made contact with Izabel again.But this time, Izabel wanted to see him on the big screen, so she connected through her computer.’The video is very bad,’ Mr. Izabel said.At first she thought it might be his bad wiring and visual lag.She said she also heard “clicking noises” as Murat spoke to her.Izabel moved closer to the screen, trying to get a better look. She could see that the camera was slightly frozen.Izabel wanted an expert’s opinion, and a video editor helped her.They told her to check out the “Obama Deepfake” video on YouTube.Izabel found many similarities between what she saw on her phone and these online videos of deep pseudo technology.She finally accepted that she had been duped – the video and audio had apparently been tampered with.”I felt ashamed, stupid and naive.I am a woman with a rock and roll spirit.I never let myself fall.But in this case, I felt robbed. They stole my feelings, raped my soul, raped my spirit.We wrote beautiful things to each other, and I believed him.I showed him my child.Anger prompted Izabel to confront the forger behind the screen, but he was silent again.Izabel continued to write him letters and even offered him more money to talk to him again.When she finally managed to convince him to videotape with her again, she heard the same clicks.It’s time…I asked him, “Who are you?I know you’re not Murat, but who are you?”He was silent for a moment, then asked me why I was doing this.And then he hung up.But then, surprisingly, he started writing back and said his name was David and he was a hacker in Nigeria.Love cheats and online scams have increased in the UK during the coronavirus season.”You made me fall in love with you, and you asked me for money,” Izabel asks.He told Izabel that they had made a lot of money by fraud.They have a very large worldwide network.We even had a video call.I saw him with a friend.He told me that he had become rich through these false accounts.He wants to be a football player and hopes to study in Canada.David added that Murat’s identity was made up entirely at random, and that he had no idea that by coincidence it would be so tempting to Izabel.Izabel felt very sad, but she could not part with her “true” love for the “false” Murat.To put an end to the matter, Izabel decided to look for the real Murat whose identity had been stolen.She found a phone number on his social media and called him.At first, the Turkish surgeon ignored Izabel’s message, knowing that fake accounts had been opened in his name.But he didn’t want to deal with the scams.But Ms. Izabel didn’t want to give up, and she sent him a video message in which she said she was real and told Mr. Murat that his account had been hacked.Izabel also explained that he did not want to cause Murat any harm and said they had a lot in common.She also said she wanted to meet him and show him all the evidence she had.Izabel told Murat of her plans to visit Istanbul, and he agreed to meet with her.Izabel immediately booked a flight to Turkey.The Bosphorus was beautiful and spectacular, Izabel recalled in Istanbul.But she herself felt very lonely.The surgeon, meanwhile, seemed hesitant to meet her as a stranger.”I went to the hospital where he was.It was very difficult for me, because for months I thought I was communicating with him.When the door opened, his secretary said he was waiting for me.Right there…I met him for the first time, and he was real…”Izabel recalls her first meeting with the surgeon.I could see tears running down her cheeks and her voice shaking.”He didn’t know how I felt about him, but he was warm.I tried to keep my feelings under control.I try not to show my feelings, but my heart…I kept telling myself it wasn’t real, it wasn’t him.”Then I showed him the files, screenshots of my conversation with the hacker so he could give it to the police.His face began to change.He said he didn’t want to keep his patients waiting.So we agreed to meet again for dinner later.”They spent a great evening together, talking about what had happened, Ms. Izabel said.She also decided to turn her story into a feature film.She also contacted producers and actors in Turkey.She went on to visit Istanbul and the surgeon several times.Mr. Izabel said they stayed in touch for a while, but eventually ended their relationship.That’s nice, but he’s obsessed with fake accounts and fraud stories.He’s had enough.The Turkish surgeon and his lawyer were contacted by the media.They declined to comment on this particular case, but said they were trying to warn people about fake accounts being set up in the surgeon’s name.They say this is not the first time someone with a similar experience has tried to contact the surgeon.They have also filed criminal charges, but pursuing such cyber crimes in Turkey is tricky because of a lack of sufficient evidence.Because most of the fake accounts come from abroad, it is difficult to trace their origins.Izabel was devastated. She wanted closure, and hoped that her film might help her do that.But Izabel wants to tell any victims of deep-tech or online dating scams: “We have to fight back.We need to catch those love cheaters.I think we don’t say enough about these things because we’re ashamed of it, “she said.Despite the embarrassment of losing money to online fraud, she encourages people to share their experiences with family and friends.Mr Izabel says people have to grasp reality.’We make friends online because we want love and want to love,’ she says.It’s like a drug, getting addicted, getting lost in this virtual love.”Those platforms are great places to meet new people, but you have to meet them in person quickly,” she adds.You shouldn’t lose real connections, because if you do, you’ll feel lonely.*** Murat is not the surgeon’s real name – a pseudonym has been used at his request to protect his identity.What are love traps and how do you avoid them?Catfishing refers to the practice of a person setting up a false identity fraud on social media, especially in order to lure someone into a romantic relationship for money.Police are warning people about romantic scams, which go to great lengths to build trust and convince their victims that their relationship is real.They use rhetoric to manipulate, persuade and swindle people into giving them money without arousing suspicion.The number of bank transfers involving love scams rose 20 percent between January and November 2020 compared with the previous year, while total fraud rose 12 percent to 18.5 million pounds, according to a survey by Britain’s financial regulator.In 2019, the same survey found that 27% of people using dating sites had been the victim of attempted fraud.How to avoid the romantic scam: Ask lots of questions.Use the Internet to search for information and check the social media accounts of the people you’re talking to to talk to friends and family.Enlist the help of others to check their profiles for authenticity.Chat on dating sites, but avoid giving out your personal phone number and email address until you really know the person.Never give money.If someone asks you for money on a dating site, never give it to them.What is deep pseudo technology?Deepfake is a generic term for the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to change or digitally manipulate a person’s face in a video.There are many different apps and filters that can change faces in photos and videos to make them look more realistic, but not all use AI.”Depth” comes from AI’s Deep Learning.