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January 31, 2015
Phone Fraud as a Service
When you think of phone fraudsters, what image comes to mind? For many, it’s a picture of a lone wolf, probably wearing a hoodie, and working out of his mother’s basement. The reality of phone fraud is actually much different. Taking their cue from traditional business models, organized criminals have developed an entire underground economy…
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January 30, 2015
Jan. 30, 2015 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud, a Peruvian man is sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for running a fraudulent call center, and a new report suggests seniors are losing more than we thought to phone scams. On Tuesday, the US Department of Justice announced that Juan Alejandro Rodriguez Cuya was sentenced to serve…
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January 29, 2015
Five Trends in Phone Fraud for 2015
At Pindrop, we’re always trying to stay one step ahead of the fraudsters. That means not just tracking what they’ve been doing, but also making some predictions for the year ahead. In the spirit of the New Year, we’ve gathered five trends for the phone fraud threat landscape in 2015. The Chip-and-PIN / EMV Rollout…
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January 23, 2015
Jan. 23, 2015 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud, the IRS reports that 3,000 victims have lost $14 million to the IRS phone scam since October 2013 and the Federal Reserve Bank writes about Pindrop Security phone scam research. On Thursday, CNN Money reported on the IRS “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams. The Treasury Inspector General says that…
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January 16, 2015
Jan. 16, 2015 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud, the FBI reports a spike in fake kidnapping calls and the American Bankers Association asks the FCC to relax robocall restrictions. On Wednesday, Business Insider published a story on the spike in the number of scammers calling people at random and claiming a family member has been kidnapped. Scammers say…
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January 9, 2015
Jan. 9, 2014 – The Week in Phone Fraud
Jan. 9, 2015 – The Week in Phone Fraud This week in phone fraud, voice biometric security makes a splash at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, and Information Week predicts trends in financial institution fraud management. This week featured articles from eWeek and Bloomberg BusinessWeek on the 2015 Consumer Electronics show going on now in…
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January 2, 2015
Jan. 2, 2015 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud news, a new survey finds that young adults are more likely to fall for vishing scams than their parents and the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports on a new phone scam asking for sensitive medical information. Today, the Daily Mail published the results of a new survey from the British Banker’s…
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December 26, 2014
Dec. 26, 2014 – The Week in Phone Fraud
Dec. 26, 2014 – This week in phone fraud news, the BBC reveals the details behind a fake call center operation targeting Booking.com customers and IT Business Edge lists the top 10 phone scams of 2014. On Friday, the BBC’s Money Box reporter, Bob Howard, released the behind the scenes details of a fake call center…
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December 19, 2014
Dec. 19, 2014 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud news, Microsoft launches a legal attack on tech support phone scammers and Smart Customer Service offers the three best practices to avert call center fraud. Today, the Register reported on Microsoft’s new campaign to end the popular Microsoft tech support phone scam. The company has filed a lawsuit against Omnitech…
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December 12, 2014
Dec. 12, 2014 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud news, Pindrop Security partnered with Contact Solutions and IDology and the Atlanta Business Chronicle warns of the top 10 phone scams. On Thursday, TMCnet reported that Contact Solutions, IDology and Pindrop Security have partnered to create Adaptive Fraud Protection. This new offering provides a multi-layered, proactive fraud management solution for…
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