For those coming to terms with words like phishing, vishing and sextortion, there is another crime they must be aware of – Fake kidnapping scam. What’s scary is that, scammers have perfected the art of using artificial intelligence to run this scam. In a fake kidnapping scam, a scammer claims to have kidnapped a close relative of the targeted victim, and makes him pay ransom money. Only after the victim regains his senses, does he realise that he has been the victim of a scamming racket. Experts say, it takes just about a minute or two of a person’s recordings for an AI programme to clone his or her voice. Which means, if the scammer has access to a minute or two of phone call recordings or an audio clip of any person, his voice can be cloned using AI and the scammer can produce a desperate sounding message from this person.