No, you don’t need to pay to install Google Bard – it’s a malware scam

Google has filed lawsuits against two separate groups of scammers in an effort to protect its users from malware by using the Bard AI chatbot as a decoy, and set a legal precedent to help others fight fraudsters on the internet.

In a blog post published by the company’s General Counsel Halimah DeLaine Prado, Google says it is going after people impersonating Bard, as well as those abusing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).