Frank Ocean fans are getting scammed with fake AI-generated songs

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Fans of Frank Ocean lost thousands of dollars after a scammer sold them fake AI-generated songs, according to a report from Motherboard. It was only a matter of time.

The scammer made off with around $13,000 CAD by selling a collection of bogus “leaked” tracks by the artist to a Discord server of his fans. To build trust, the scammer reportedly shared one real unreleased Frank Ocean song on Discord and then jumped at the opportunity when they saw that fans couldn’t tell the difference between the real track and a fake one.

“We now live in a world where nobody knows if a song is made by the artist or by a robot,” a member of the Discord told Motherboard.

This is one of the most urgent problems with AI-generated songs for artists and…

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