The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released warnings
about people using deepfakes and synthetic identities to obtain work. These warnings highlighted potential consequences resulting from the hiring of fraudulent workers.
New hires gain access to corporate and proprietary information, and misuse of this information can expose an organization to multiple risks that can result in financial and reputational harm. Through the continued advancements of artificial intelligence (AI) and digital technologies, hiring fraud has been elevated beyond only the use of a stolen social security card or a stolen identity. Deepfakes, synthetic identities, shallowfakes, and identity obfuscating are being used to obtain more advanced employment positions not just for their greater levels of increased wages but for potential access to proprietary information that can lead to various forms of fraud.