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Interview with CBS: Tips for thwarting tax season scamming schemes

Alex Corradetti of CBS Milwaukee seeks the expertise of iconectiv CTO, Chris Drake, in a live interview regarding IRS text scams. Drake advises viewers on ways to spot scammers, how to prevent against attacks and what to do as a recipient of these tax season scams.
Feb 1, 2023
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The Penny Hoarder: I’m an Idiot. Don’t Fall for the Phishing Scam I Just Fell for

In this article, Chris Drake, iconectiv CTO, provides expert commentary on SMS delivery scams. Drake brings color to the situation by sharing that scammers most likely don’t know whether or not a victim is waiting on a package. These fraudsters will play the odds by sending out millions of messages and let people fall into the trap.
Jan 27, 2023
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Interview with FOX: Big tax season scam arrives as a text

FOX’s Dana Fowle warns viewers to be vigilant of scammers taking advantage of tax season. Fraudsters will send text messages to victims posing as the IRS. Chris Drake, iconectiv’s SVP Corporate and Business Development, advises viewers to freeze their credit as a preventative measure to protect against identity theft.
Jan 27, 2023
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Interview with NBC: How to Avoid These Tax Season Scams

NBC’s Sasha Jones reports on how to be alert this tax season as IRS scams start to appear. iconectiv’s SVP Corporate and Business Development, Chris Drake, offers his expertise on how to spot these text message or email phishing scams. Drake warns victims to never click links sent by a number claiming to be the IRS, as they are likely infected. Additionally, Drake tells viewers to never send money to these numbers by way of gift card, debit card, wire transfer or money transfer apps, as these methods are largely untraceable and nonrefundable. He tells viewers that threatening texts or voicemails from the IRS are imposters and to report the numbers to the IRS.
Jan 26, 2023
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Contact Center Spotlight

In this installment of the series, we are going to take a deeper dive into the various communications channels, how contact centers can leverage them, what customer experience (CX) professionals need to know, and more.
Jan 12, 2023
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VanillaPlus Issue 6 2022: Reinvention doesn’t mean the wheel

In this interview, iconectiv’s EVP, Head of Information Solutions Business, Peter Ford, speaks on his vision for the reinvented teleco. Ford shares his thoughts on how CSPs can reinvent themselves and discover new streams of revenue by focusing on their ability to verify identity and drive value from voice. This issue also includes a case study on how iconectiv has created tools to help CSPs navigate complicated regulations surrounding caller ID.
Dec 23, 2022
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iconectiv Senior Vice President George Cray Takes His Fraud-Fighting Expertise to the Global Speaker Circuit in 2022

Mobile phone numbers now rival Social Security and driver’s license numbers as the personal identifier that consumers use to register for financial services – now making them the data of choice for account takeovers and other identity theft.
Dec 13, 2022