PINDROP BLOG

Category: Consumer Fraud

May 20, 2019
Authentication Myths | Our Voices Never Age
Did you know that like the rest of your body, your voice is not immune from the ravages of time? Your vocal cords lose elasticity and flexibility and can even dry out. The larynx is a muscle just like any other and can atrophy, become thinner and weaker over time. Your lung size can even…
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March 8, 2019
Natural Communication | The Latest Consumer Interface
From the first computers, which quickly made their way to being a major force of communication, to the advent of smartphones, consumers have always been at the forefront of changes and arrivals of interfaces and popular technology. Computers were characterized by the creation of passwords and PINs to keep track of accounts, logins, and access…
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February 13, 2019
Voice | A Password Close To Your Heart
Examining the evolution of technology, we have been caught in a trend moving toward natural conversations. The start of this timeline begins with computers, which quickly made their way to being a major force of communication, whether that was through the first emails or internet searches. Bound to the hardwired interface in computers was typing…
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December 17, 2018
Retails’ Nightmare Before Christmas
With the stresses of Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping behind us, the holiday shopping season of 2018 has almost come to a close. However, despite all of the holiday cheer, something more sinister may be lurking on the horizon – a 14% increase in fraud attempts. This year, holiday shoppers were expected to spend…
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October 17, 2018
Privacy and Permissions | Google+
With Google making headlines about the privacy of apps and the breaking news of the Facebook data breach earlier this year, it has become clear that the apps on our phones are now holding, and disseminating, large amounts of data and are doing so most of the time. More often than not, we as consumers…
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October 3, 2018
The Future of Voice, Fraud, and the Impact to CX | A Recap
Voice is growing out of the call center, out of your telephone and is growing into the next interface. In previous years, we have released fraud reports revolving around the call center, but with the expansion of voice, and the fraud that follows, we have shifted our perspective to voice intelligence – after all, voice…
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August 29, 2018
A [Female] Voice of Concern
The number of people using digital assistants are growing by the day, and the increasing popularity has led to predictions of as many as 75% of US households owning smart speakers by 2020 according to Gartner. Within this expansive growth, there are several brands of assistants, including Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Microsoft Cortana, taking…
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August 24, 2018
Zelle | A direct funds transfer disruptor…What Are You Trading For Convenience?
With convenience on the mind of most consumers, peer to peer payment apps are making it easy to transfer money to friends, family, or acquaintances. The money-transfer market is dominated by Venmo and Paypal, however, Zelle is quickly catching up, offering an alternative that is backed by U.S. financial institutions. Zelle is known for its…
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June 20, 2018
Pindrop® Express | Authentication, Risk, CX and the Enterprise
Businesses today often suffer from lagging or inefficient authentication solutions – from knowledge based authentication questions (KBAs) to simple caller ID verification. These traditional methods are tedious and create friction within the overall customer experience, extending call handle time which also impacts operational costs. Additionally, we are moving into an era defined by a conversational…
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May 23, 2018
Call Center Fraudsters | Voice Morphing, Social Engineering, and the Need for Authentication
As technology advances, fraudsters use different, constantly evolving techniques that include exploiting the phone channel. With increasingly sophisticated attacks, fraudsters maneuver around authentication and security measures to access sensitive information that helps them take over accounts. This evolving criminal strategy is part of a $14 billion call center problem. From January 2016 to August 2017,…
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