Imagine your own voice, perfectly mimicked, with words seemingly into your mouth that you never spoke, or videos you watch that look real but are entirely fabricated. These are the dark arts of deepfakes and cheapfakes, and they have the power to deceive, manipulate, and destroy.

In this episode, we’ll spend some time with Richard Tomsett, a seasoned expert in fraud detection and an applied scientist with extensive knowledge and experience. He’s an expert on how fraudsters use advanced AI and deep learning methods to make the swapping of faces look much more realistic, almost indistinguishable from a real video.

Curious to see if you can tell who is real and who isn’t? Watch this video and join us in a “deepfake spotting challenge”!

Then, we take a look at how our anti-fraud technology helps spot the difference between real and fake, even as fraudsters continue to manipulate AI in new ways in an attempt to bypass security checks. As we shared in the last episode, fraud detection is a constant game of cat and mouse.

Onfido saw a 3,000% increase in deepfakes submitted during identity verification checks in 2023. And as technology advances, the threat posed by deepfakes becomes increasingly significant.
The world of digital deception continues to reshape our reality. Watch now.

Remember to look for the subtle details, like irregular blinking, unnatural face movements, or misalignments in facial features.

Hardik Bhutani, Product Manager, Machine Learning, Onfido