My First Encounter with an AI-Generated Scam Ad On YouTube

Becca Brooks
Coffee & Cake
Published in
2 min readDec 18, 2023

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Yesterday, I encountered a new form of deception — an AI-generated scam ad on YouTube.

AI-generated scam featuring Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple, giving out free XRP. Image by author.

It featured a realistic, computer-generated version of Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple, promoting a fake XRP giveaway.

While I avoided falling for it, I was struck by the ad’s sophisticated production and likeness to Mr. Garlinghouse. This represents a…

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Becca Brooks
Coffee & Cake

Aspiring writer seeking readers. Will write for food.