PINDROP BLOG

Category: Phone Fraud

December 3, 2019
Welcoming Voice Comes With Hurdles | Technological and Generational
As the conversational economy grows and intertwines within businesses, it becomes more and more clear that this won’t be an entirely easy path. There are many hurdles that exist along this road, many related to the technology itself, including: Computational resources The right infrastructure needed to support these resources The promise of 5G providing a…
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December 3, 2019
Voice Intelligence | Where Voice, and Fraudsters, Are Headed
We all know KBAs, or knowledge based authentication questions, are outdated – but can you imagine a world that relies solely on an authentication method that’s always been a part of you – your voice? It’s easy to get excited to think about where voice is headed, but these advances can quickly turn into a…
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November 21, 2019
Learning to Think Like a Fraudster | The Fraud Bible
Have you ever wondered where – and how – fraudsters learn how to do what they do best? A new publication, The Fraud Bible, is here to answer all your questions – and unfortunately share the means of becoming a criminal. From a consumer mindset, this bible will offer insight into the ways fraudsters take…
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July 9, 2019
The Story of a Top 10 Insurance Company
In the insurance industry, many insurers run into problems with data privacy and account takeover. Fraudsters often target independent accounts from insurance agents, because that exposure can lead to the additional exposure of hundreds of consumer accounts. In this particular case, the fraudsters were exposed to $32M. The organization discovered that the fraudsters targeting their…
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June 26, 2019
AI | Infant Technology in Training
The promise of artificial intelligence is too attractive to ignore. Ideas range from discerning trends we are currently unable to see and optimizing decision making to hundreds of other ways AI could make our lives easier is too tempting to not entertain. Artificial intelligence is capable of solving complex problems from housing to disease –…
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May 29, 2019
Authentication Myths | Reaching Critical Mass – Quick & Easy
Reaching critical mass for enrollment can be defined as having enrolled a large portion of your customer base to justify the purchase price of the authentication solution in question. Traditional voice biometric software requires a customer to enroll actively, meaning they have to intently participate in saying a phrase or have the agent start to…
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May 13, 2019
Authentication Myths | Knowledge Based Authentication Works
To be fair, there was a point in time where knowledge based authentication questions (KBAs) were an effective form of identification. But that time is gone. It’s likely that more personal information about each and every one of us is available on the web than anytime before in history, and the growing amount of cybersecurity…
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May 1, 2019
Authentication Myths | The Truth About Voice Biometrics
Voice biometrics create an impenetrable obstacle for fraudsters. Fact or fiction? The answer to this may seem obvious – fiction. However, claims like voice biometrics software being able to tell the difference between identical twins or detect a professional voice imitator persist even though both have been disproven. In May of 2017, a BBC researcher…
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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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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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