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January 26, 2016
Pindrop Labs Speaks at This Year’s M3AAWG General Meeting
Pindrop Labs Research Scientist, Aude Marzuoli, has discovered new findings that will start unraveling bad actors who hide behind multiple phone numbers. In her research, Marzuoli has found that 66% of calls made to Pindrop’s PhonypotTM, a telephony honeypot of clean numbers used as bait to reel in scammers and robocallers, are coming from just a…
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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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August 22, 2014
Pindrop and Black Hat USA 2014
It’s been a few weeks since the Black Hat conference and Pindrop’s presentation has generated quite a bit of news. The combination of updated fraud data and innovative new ways to analyze Call Detail/Data Records (CDR) opened some eyes to the threats in the phone channel. Which was rather fitting since the other big story…
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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 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 12, 2014
Pindrop Security Expands to United Kingdom
Phone fraud detection company to host breakfast seminar at U.S. Embassy in London to launch UK presence ATLANTA – June 12, 2014 – Pindrop Security, the pioneer in phone fraud prevention and call center authentication for banks and enterprise call centers, today announced that it is now doing business in the United Kingdom. Pindrop will…
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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 30, 2014
May 30, 2014 – The Week in Phone Fraud
This week in Phone Fraud news saw repeated coverage around cautionary phone scam stories across the US. On Tuesday in Illinois, local ABC affiliate KSPR ran a story around one woman’s daily battle with phone fraudsters, claiming that she is contacted up to 6 times a day by unidentified men with a variety of backstories.…
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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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