Hallmark star Tyler Hynes recently warned his followers again about AI scams. The latest warning came after a new AI that mimics his voice surprisingly well began notifying fans.
A fan account shared an AI voice that sounded exactly like Tyler Hynes
The fan account Hynies_Headquarters on Instagram shared a role features an AI that could actually mimic Hynes’ voice with alarming clarity.
“Did you get any of these from this account?” they asked, posting a video of the AI and tagging Hynes. You can watch and listen to the video below.
“I don’t send voicemails to my fans,” the AI account said. “But I had the impulse to thank you. I appreciate your kind comments. It’s the love I get from fans like you that keeps me going. I love you.”
Hynes commented to Hynies_Headquarters: “Terrifying. Thank you for looking after each other 🤍.”
Hynes said the fake AI “sounds just like me”
Hynes re-shared the video on his Instagram Story (which Hynies_Headquarters reposted). Here) to warn his followers.
In his post, Hynes wrote: “This is fake artificial intelligence that sounds exactly like me. That is shocking. Please be careful. That’s not me and never will be… If you have family and friends who are less deceitful, please watch out for them. You could be quietly engaging with such a scammer.”
Some followers reported being approached by fake Hynes accounts or even receiving creepy voice messages themselves.
One fan responded to Hynies_Headquarters and wrote, “This is just creepy. I haven’t received it, but I’m getting a massive influx of fake friend requests. I have reported at least 10 in the last few days.”
Another fan wrote: “I got from another fake account and I really think I watch his movies enough to know his voice. I laughed, blocked and reported.”
Another person replied: “The voice sounded kind of like Tyler, but what he said and how he said it didn’t sit right with me at all!” I get 4-5 Tyler requests a day to follow me and I block and delete them all – also quite a few on Tiktok!”
Other fans also reported receiving similar messages. One person wrote: “I recorded a short audio like this and no it doesn’t sound quite like him but it sounds close and it was short, like 8 seconds. … It’s so easy to do something like that these days.”
This isn’t the first time Hallmark stars have dealt with scammers.
Ryan Paevey publicly called out a scammer on X (formerly known as Twitter), and several of his fans reported the account. However, at the time of publishing this article, the account is still active on X.
Many other Hallmark stars have reported being impersonated by online scammers on various social media accounts, Heavy previously reported. In response to all the fake accounts, Hallmark now has one official LinkTree page The official accounts of many of the big Hallmark stars are listed here, so there’s no confusion.
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