This is false. Genuine clips from interviews and news reports have been manipulated using artificial intelligence.
The video starts with Ms Langdon allegedly saying: “The government was shocked when they found out how much Australians are making from a program created by billionaires.
“Gina Rinehart, Dick Smith and Andrew Forrest in conjunction with the Australian treasury created an investment platform that guarantees a profit to all Australians who invest just $350.”
Dr Chalmers, Mrs Rinehart, Dr Forrest and Mr Smith appear together on a screen and the video cuts to interviews with each of them.
“The richest people in Australia came to me and asked me to help them create an investment platform that would guarantee profits for all investors,” Dr Chalmers appears to say.
“I was happy to help. We’ve already submitted a report to parliament for the earnings from last month.”
Mr Smith purports to spruik the scheme’s legitimacy.
“We’ve put everything we’ve got into this project and we’re confident that it’s gonna be a winner,” he says.
“The government support and our partners’ track records speak for themselves. So don’t be afraid to invest and start enjoying the fruits of your labour.”
The altered video uses footage from an episode of A Current Affair from November 9, 2023, but the audio has been changed.
The scam video exhibits red flags previously explained to AAP FactCheck by an AI expert, particularly the speakers’ mouth movements not matching their speech.
Mr Smith has published a video on his YouTube channel exposing a similar deep fake.
“I’ve never, ever said those words. It’s all part of a scam, fraud ads that are on Facebook and Instagram to take your money,” he said.
“Mrs Rinehart … has not made the alleged investment or recommendations or quotes set forth in these false adverts,” it states.
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Treat posts appealing for help to find lost or found people or pets, offering extremely cheap or free products and services with caution if they include more than one of the following features:
* The person encourages everyone to share their post widely.
* They don’t provide their contact details or they ask people to send them a DM or PM (direct message or private message).
* The post includes only very vague details about the location of the person or pet, or the giveaway.
* If the account of the person posting is less than a year old, has no profile picture, has very few friends, or isn’t located in the same area as the subject of their post. This indicates their account is fake.
* If you can’t comment on the post because the person has disabled comments. This is done to stop people from warning others it’s a scam.
The claim Australian business leaders Gina Rinehart, Dick Smith and Andrew Forrest are promoting an investment opportunity alongside Treasurer Jim Chalmers is false.
Genuine video clips have been manipulated using AI technology to make it appear that they are promoting the scheme.
False – The claim is inaccurate.