Tech scammers using audio from social media accounts to scam the elderly

New technology is making it more accessible now than ever for scammers to target you.

In some cases, high-tech thieves can use your voice to trick your family members.

Tiktok, Youtube, Instagram... if the scammers can hear your voice in the videos that you post, they can take that audio and create new messages. Some of these thieves are targeting the elderly. The old grandparents scam with a new twist.

Watch the video player above to learn how to protect yourself.

About the Author:

Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.