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 & Audio Recordings Fraudsters in…
October 26, 2012
Video: FTC Robocall Summit panel on Caller ID Spoofing
Pindrop Security CEO Vijay Balasubramaniyan spoke and joined a panel on Caller ID Spoofing at the FTC Robocall Summit on October 18. Visit the site…
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October 25, 2012
FS-ISAC Fall Summit 2012
Several of the Pindrop team spent the first part of this week at the FS-ISAC conference in Leesburg, VA. FS-ISAC (Financial Services – Information Sharing…
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October 24, 2012
Happy Protect Your Identity Week
The week of October 20 – 27 is national Protect Your Identity Week!  Here at Pindrop, we are celebrating this week by giving a few…
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October 23, 2012
Robocalls perpetuate phone fraud
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) launched a competition this past week that challenges small businesses to discover an innovative solution that will block illegal robocalls…
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October 19, 2012
The week that was, the week that will be
Pindrop had a great week. We participated in VentureAtlanta for the second time. Last year, we were there as an “Early Stage” company, which is…
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October 17, 2012
Trust & the phone
Pity the phone, long abused by bad people like telemarketers and fraudsters and unable to do anything about it. Caller ID has no security capabilities…
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October 11, 2012
Phone Fraud is an International Problem
Social engineering via the phone comes in every possible form. Below are some examples, with victims from Taiwan to Canada.   Phone fraud is easily accomplished…
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October 8, 2012
Phantom Debt Collection Scams
Ohio and Michigan have recently been inundated with calls pretending to be a collection agency or police officer.  The fraudsters are targeting the most vulnerable…
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October 5, 2012
Tech support phone scams
This week the Federal Trade Commission launched a major international crackdown on tech support scams.  Tech support scams are a niche phone fraud strategy used…
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October 2, 2012
Video: Secure Out of Band Verification demo at Finovate Fall 2012
In this video, Vijay Balasubramaniyan demonstrates Pindrop’ new secure out of band verification solution. The new solution allows banks to detect forwarded calls and prevent…
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October 2, 2012
Why phone fraud works: emotional pressure
One of the reasons phone fraud is  so effective is that the caller has  is able to form a relationship with the victim and manipulate…
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June 11, 2012
Finovate Spring
Pindrop was selected to participate in the Finovate Spring 2012 conference in San Francisco. Check out this video of Pindrop’s demo featuring Vijay Balasubramaniyan. I’ve been to a…
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