New Technologies Push Fraudsters To Old Scams
- Fighting back against toll fraud. Sweeton, John // New Hampshire Business Review;8/5/94, Vol. 16 Issue 15, p25
Focuses on the prevention of toll fraud, deceiving of a business or person to secure unauthorized telecommunications service. Types; Recognition of hacker activity; Intimidation tactics; Financial issues; Billing inquiries; Contact information.
- Are your customers who they say they are? Levine, Shira // America's Network;05/01/99, Vol. 103 Issue 7, p44
Confronts the widespread subscription fraud in global telecommunication. Comparison between amateur fraudsters and professional fraudsters; Reason for the increase in the incidence of subscription fraud; Recommendation from industry experts on fraud management.
- Slams and crams hit customers. Wilson, Gerry // San Diego Business Journal;09/14/98, Vol. 19 Issue 37, p23
Describes the range of telecommunications fraud in the United States. Telephone slamming; Telephone cramming; Protection guidelines for small business and individual consumers; Hidden charges; Pre-subscription agreements; Complaints filed at Better Business Bureaus.
- Holidays promise big bucks and big risk for wireless carriers. Beckman, Kristen // RCR;11/17/97, Vol. 16 Issue 45, p12
Reports the boom of the wireless fraud industry during the December 1997 holiday season. Background information on the industry; Actions taken by Michelle Wheeler, product marketing manager at Lightbridge Inc. to alleviate the problem; Research findings done by the Yankee Group in April 1997;...
- Ambushing fraud. Hurley, Hanna // Telephony;12/14/98, Vol. 235 Issue 24, p42
Reports on telecommunication fraud and the testing program undertaken by Sotas Inc. to detect fraud. Incidence and cost of telecommunication fraud; Types of fraud schemes; Sotas' use of its TQMS-III device for call bombardment scenario.
- Potential U.S. Wireless Subscription Fraud. // Wireless Week;08/21/2000, Vol. 6 Issue 34, p37
Details the prevalence of fraud subscriptions in the wireless industry in the United States during May-July 2000. Loss to carriers; Number of suspect applicants; Estimation of additional loss to the industry.
- Consumer Notes... Adrianson, Alex // Consumers' Research Magazine;Jun2001, Vol. 84 Issue 6, p38
Presents updates on issues related to consumer protection in the United States as of June 2001. Credit card scams; Violations of Oregon's Do Not Call Statute by telemarketers; Activities of telecommunications company Qwest in New Jersey.
- Fraud more difficult to detect as industry advances. Weaver, Heather Forsgren // RCR;12/13/99, Vol. 18 Issue 50, p14
Focuses on fraud detection in the wireless communications industry. Industry success in fighting cloning; Forms of fraud in the industry; Factors contributing to the increasing difficulty of detecting fraud in the telecommunication sector.
- Defrauding the fraudsters. Fisher, Dave // America's Network;05/01/99, Vol. 103 Issue 7, p53
Looks at the fraud prevention strategy developed by Bell Atlantic for its direct dial lines. Types of fraud scenarios; Overview of the evolution of the fraud prevention system of Bell Atlantic; Details on the success of the implementation of the system.