Head of Romania’s central bank ‘deepfaked’ by scammers

Head of Romania’s central bank ‘deepfaked’ by scammers – Central Banking

The National Bank of Romania

The National Bank of Romania

The governor of the National Bank of Romania has been targeted in a deepfake video that appears to show him encouraging people to invest in a financial scam. 

The central bank said in a statement on February 5 that the video – which features Mugur Isârescu’s manipulated image and voice – had been posted on social networks. 

A central bank spokesperson tells Central Banking that the fake video had appeared on Facebook as paid advertising. “Since Facebook allows these posts without considering them

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