PINDROP BLOG

Category: Phone Scam

January 10, 2018
Top Blogs of 2017: Fraudsters, Data Breaches, and All Things Voice
Last year, the phone channel experienced a variety of advancements and setbacks, from an additional spike in call center fraud to the discovery of mass data breaches and a rise in card-not-present fraud during the holiday season. We’re looking back to our top four posts from 2017. Call Center Criminals Unmasked | Real Life Fraudsters…
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October 31, 2017
Data Breaches: The Death Knell of KBA
In the 1930s, the United States introduced Social Security Numbers to keep track of workers’ wages and their Social Security Program contributions. Today, the private sector uses Social Security Numbers as a unique identifier for consumers and the primary means of gathering information on individuals. Our society is comfortable using this identifier when applying for…
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October 18, 2017
Call Center Criminals Unmasked | Real-Life Fraudsters & Audio Recordings
Call center criminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated in order to maneuver around authentication and security measures, granting them access to sensitive information. It is evident the evolution of fraudsters’ techniques is jump-starting other criminal behavior including account takeover and identity theft – causing the global increase in call center fraud to jump to 113% since…
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September 5, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Phone, Email Scams Follow Hurricane Harvey
There is no tragedy or natural disaster that scammers and criminals won’t stoop to exploit, and the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey is proving to be no exception. Authorities at the FTC, the FBI, and US-CERT are warning consumers about a variety of phone and email scams in which fraudsters are using charitable donations or other…
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August 29, 2017 | Dennis Fisher
Victims of $120M Phone Fraud Scam to Get Refunds
After winning a lawsuit against the operators of an alleged tech support scam, the FTC is returning some of the money taken from victims of the scam. The commission won a settlement of $10 million from the defendants, which included companies doing business as Advanced Tech Support and Inbound Call Experts. The fund will be…
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April 15, 2016
April 15 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in phone fraud, Pindrop researcher goes undercover to expose IRS scam, and monitoring behavior can unmask fraudsters. This week the NPR shared a Pindrop researcher’s undercover IRS phone scam conversation with a real fraudster. More than 5,000 victims have been duped out $26.5 million since 2013. BBC reported this week that last year…
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February 22, 2016
Phone Scam Breakdown: Google Listings Scam
The first step in protecting against phone scams is understanding how they work. That’s why in this series, we’re breaking down some of the newest and most popular phone scams circulating among businesses and consumers. The Scam You’re a small business owner running a website through a popular hosting site. You have purchased the unique…
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February 7, 2016
Phone Scam Breakdown: The Healthcare Scam
The first step in protecting against phone scams is understanding how they work. That’s why in this series, we’re breaking down some of the newest and most popular phone scams circulating among businesses and consumers. The Scam It’s a chilly January day. You’ve been busy hitting the ground running on your New Years resolutions, getting…
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November 25, 2015
Phone Scam Breakdown: The IRS Scam
The first step in protecting against phone scams is understanding how they work. That’s why in this series, we’re breaking down some of the newest and most popular phone scams circulating among businesses and consumers. The Scam Ah, tax day. The chore of rounding up your W-2’s and taking them to your accountant to look…
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November 17, 2015
Phone Scam Breakdown: Employee Impersonation Scam
The first step in protecting against phone scams is understanding how they work. That’s why in this series, we’re breaking down some of the newest and most popular phone scams circulating among businesses and consumers. The Scam You’re a call center representative for major telecommunications carrier. Days are pretty easy, you help customers troubleshoot problems…
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