Articifial intelligence technology was used to generate fake music that was then sold in a scam.
AI was used to generate music tracks that sounded like singer Frank Ocean. Vice reported that the fake music was sold as “leaked” tracks of Ocean’s work to underground music collectors.
The scammer, with the username mourningassassin, told Vice that a real track from Ocean was mixed in with the phony music, to make the AI tracks seem more authentic.
The songs were reportedly sold in April 2023 for $3,000 to $4,000 each.
Audio: Fake Frank Ocean music track generated by AI