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Category: Phone Security Threats

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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June 13, 2014
June 13, 2014 – The Week in Phone Fraud
In honor of our expansion into the UK this week, this post is focused on the latest phone fraud news coming out of the UK. On Tuesday, Gloucestershire celebrated their inaugural Courier Fraud Awareness day with an advisory in the Stroud News & Journal. A staff writer for the publication warned residents of the impending…
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June 6, 2014
June 6, 2014 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in Phone Fraud news saw a unique phone fraud scam bust by the Federal Government out of Oklahoma. On Thursday, local Oklahoma news source newsOK broke the news, detailing how an Oklahoma telephone company, Icon Telecom, Inc. was implicated in a massive fraud scam. The company’s owner, as well as one of their…
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May 23, 2014
May 23, 2014 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in Phone Fraud news saw coverage around the popular IRS and Green-Dot Scams. On Thursday the Idaho-based Coeur D’ Alene Press covered the spread of the IRS scam in their region. A staff writer for the publication provided some detail into the attack, describing how one man with a heavy accent called a…
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May 16, 2014
May 16, 2014 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in Phone Fraud news saw coverage around a UK based bank scam out of Limavady. On Tuesday UTV first reported on the scam, noting that over the course of two months Limavady police officials had noticed an uptick of fraudsters social engineering victims out of significant sums of money. The fraudster’s methodology varied…
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