“Free”: The True Costs of Knowledge Based Authentication Questions?

Imagine that you are trying to log in to your 401k account after a long time and as luck would have it you don’t remember the password. You try to reset the password online but you don’t remember the answers to the security questions you had set up while opening the account. After several minutes of a frustrating online experience,…
March 19, 2015
Iowa’s Phone Fraud Warning Sends Mixed Signals to Taxpayers
Earlier this month, we reported that several states had implemented taxpayer identity protection programs as a way to cut down on tax fraud. These programs,…
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March 6, 2015
Pindrop is a finalist in the 2015 CardNotPresent Awards
Pindrop is honored to be named as a finalist in the 2015 CardNotPresent (CNP) Awards! We are in good company. The CNP Awards recognize the…
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March 4, 2015
Did the IRS Leave You a Voicemail?
As tax season begins, the IRS Phone Scam observed in years past, is surging. Aggressive phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain a serious…
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March 3, 2015
Cybersecurity Trends in Government at SINET ITSEF
Earlier this year, the IRS made the news when it announced that it expected nearly half of the calls it gets this tax season to…
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February 26, 2015
The Story Behind Swatting
“The exploits are anywhere you give your money. Those are the holes. Anyone you give your money, anyone who has your phone number, anyone who…
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February 24, 2015
How the Pindrop Phoneypot Can Help Stop Robocalls at CFCA – FIINA
Robocalling and other malicious calling campaigns continue to plague the telecommunications industry. The FTC received nearly two million complaints about robocalls in 2014, accounting for…
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February 19, 2015
Pindrop growing
It has been another year of record revenue growth with us signing on several of the largest banks, brokerages and retailers in the US. What…
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January 31, 2015
Phone Fraud as a Service
When you think of phone fraudsters, what image comes to mind? For many, it’s a picture of a lone wolf, probably wearing a hoodie, and…
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January 29, 2015
Five Trends in Phone Fraud for 2015
At Pindrop, we’re always trying to stay one step ahead of the fraudsters. That means not just tracking what they’ve been doing, but also making…
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December 8, 2014
Why Can’t Call Center Representatives Stop Phone Fraud?
Call Center Representatives (CSRs) often have a bad reputation when it comes to fraud control. Many banks and financial institutions rely on CSRs as a…
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December 4, 2014
Have you fallen for any of the top consumer phone scams of 2014?
“This is Rachel with cardholder services. It is urgent that you contact us concerning your eligibility to lower your interest rate and payments.” If you’ve…
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November 24, 2014
Cyber Attack Monday: Avoiding Phone Fraud Over the Holiday Season
In retail, next Monday marks “Cyber Monday.” It is the Monday following Thanksgiving weekend, when enthusiastic Black Friday shoppers continue their gift buying spree from…
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