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Category: Bank fraud

August 8, 2014
August 8, 2014 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud includes coverage of the research our team presented yesterday at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, in addition to a report coming out of Japan citing a massive surge in fraud attempts during the first half of 2014. On Tuesday,Threatpost’s Mike Mimoso reported on our research results that found…
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August 1, 2014
August 1, 2014 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week saw Pindrop Security heavily featured in the news, with a Bloomberg story highlighting the research on phone fraudster techniques that CEO Vijay Balasubramaniyan and his research team will present at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas next week. On Thursday, Dataconomy discussed how we’re tackling authentication issues to solve what has become…
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July 25, 2014
July 24, 2014 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud saw a threat advisory in Arizona and a West African fraudster advisory out of the UK. On Tuesday in Surprise, Arizona, AZ Central covered a new phone fraud threat hitting the area in which fraudsters tell homeowners they have an arrest warrant that will be activated unless they immediately pay…
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July 18, 2014
July 18, 2014 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud news saw a widespread resurgence of the IRS scam across multiple states, including California, Idaho, and Pennsylvania. Additionally, USTelecom, a trade association, warned consumers about an increase in Caller ID spoofing. On Thursday, Security Week’s Eduard Kovacs discussed the USTelecom announcement that warned consumers and call center employees of a…
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July 11, 2014
July 11, 2014 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud saw reports of new phone fraud tactics springing up in both the UK and US. On Monday in the UK, AOL’s Sarah Coles wrote about a new type of phone scam hitting Europe. Sarah cited one Surrey couple that had been duped out of £42,000 ($57,000). Diving into the details,…
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July 4, 2014
July 4, 2014 – The Week in Phone Fraud
Happy Independence Day in the US! This week in phone fraud news saw fraud advisories across both the US and UK, along with a feature on our unique phoneprinting technology in Popular Mechanics. On Monday in the UK, The Crawley News covered an increase in fraudulent calls from fake police officers attempting to scan citizens…
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June 27, 2014
June 27, 2014 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud news saw social engineering in the UK covered by The Register and a breakdown of 5 most common phone scams from CBS MoneyWatch. On Wednesday, CBS MoneyWatch reporter Mitch Lipka discussed how New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was now urging the elderly to be aware of phone scams. Moving…
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June 20, 2014
June 20, 2014 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud news saw a number of phone advisories, including a new trending scam in the UK involving fake bank employees, a new mobile app that promises to stop robocalls from fraudsters, and a Forbes article on ending call center phone fraud. On Wednesday, Gartner Analyst Avivah Litan covered the problems of…
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April 9, 2014
Phone security on the radio
Last week, I sat down with Dana Barrett of the Wall Street Business Network to talk about our company’s technology and how organizations can use it to help protect themselves from the constantly evolving threat posed by attackers. During the interview, we discussed a very basic but somewhat unsettling fact. Despite incredible strides made in…
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January 20, 2014
New York Times talks phone fraud
Fake emails are usually pretty easy to spot because you can look and see if it came from Bank of America or from FreeEmailAddressInEgypt(dot)com,” said Mr. Forester, 29, who is an electrician. “With the phone, you don’t have that option of researching. The New York Times today invested some time in discussing the increase in…
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