McAfee Corp. announced the launch of AI-powered, McAfee Scam ProtectionTM. The latest feature in McAfee's product suite draws on patented artificial intelligence (AI) technology to turn the tables on cybercriminals using AI to turbocharge1 scams and deceive people out of thousands of dollars.

With the help of AI, cybercriminals are creating more convincing, personalized scams, at scale. Phishing scams are the number one cybersecurity threat worldwide, with a new phishing site created every 11 seconds. Last year Americans lost $330 million to text scams alone, more than double the previous year, with an average reported loss of $1,0004.

The deluge of these new sophisticated AI-generated scams is making it harder than ever to tell real from fake with half (52%) of Americans concerned that AI has made online scams more accurate and credible. Which is where McAfee comes in. McAfee Scam Protection will proactively spot and block the scam for you.

No more wondering if a delivery message or bank notification text is real or not, as McAfee's patented AI technology instantaneously detects malicious links to stop you before click by sending an alert message. Even if a person accidentally clicks on a malicious link, McAfee Scam Protection proactively blocks the site from loading.