With the lion’s share of consumers (86%) associating businesses with a toll-free number as higher quality companies, it is paramount to protect the integrity of these trusted numbers. Fortunately, with the most recent advancement in the nation’s robocall mitigation efforts, telephone calls made from toll-free numbers are now eligible to be included in the nation’s Calling Number Verification Service.
As a leader in ensuring communications can be trusted, iconectiv is the first company…
Jun 29, 2022
Trust goes two ways in the telecom ecosystem. Can you trust the data that you operate with? Can your consumers trust who is reaching out to them? Mobile World Live spoke with iconectiv’s Senior Vice President George Cray about trusted communications in the telecom industry. Cray discussed iconectiv’s important role with trust in both calls and messaging as we:
Operate, in partnership with CTIA, one of the most trusted channels for businesses to reach consumers, the Short Code Registry.
May 12, 2022
In these times, so many physical interactions have had to be replaced with remote engagement, such as video calls, telehealth appointments, working from home, that digital transformation is fundamental. Preserving the ecosystem is crucial, otherwise some of the investment in digital transformation could be wasted.
Chris Drake, CTO, iconectiv, chatted with Mobile World Live about the impact of robocalls and texts in the world today. With more than 85 billion robocalls a year placed globally,…
May 9, 2022
Trust is the foundation for communications. But for over a decade, that trust has been under relentless assault by fraudsters. In the U.S. alone, an average of 60 billion illegal robocalls are made each year, while globally, 4.15 billion text messages are SMS phishing (“smishing”) attempts.
May 2, 2022
The FCC September 28 mandate is quickly approaching, and many are wondering what that will mean for inbound calls to the United States. While the purpose of the Robocall Mitigation Database (RMD) registration mandate is to protect American consumers, the rules impact foreign networks and may cause unintended consequences for American travelers, offshore contact centers and branch offices located outside of the U.S. hoping to send voice traffic to residential and business subscribers in the United States.
Aug 16, 2021
Identity theft is at an all-time high and in 2019 alone, fraud losses grew 15% to $16.9 billion. As the most used personal identifier for consumer account management, the mobile phone number is increasingly becoming an important factor to help organizations mitigate fraud and assess risk. This is especially true when initiating financial transactions where businesses are increasingly relying on mobile devices for second-factor authentication access. In addition, 833,000 porting and pooling transactions are made each day in the U.S. alone, which makes number porting data another key tool being utilized to authenticate the identity of consumers.
Jan 21, 2021
Identity theft is at an all-time high, with mobile number account takeover doubling from 2017 to 2018. On this episode of the American Bankers Association podcast, iconectiv’s Kathy Timko, Head of LNPA Services, discusses the rising trend of account takeovers due to mobile identity fraud. According to Timko, utilizing number portability data is one of the strongest methods to prevent account takeover.
Nov 18, 2020
Most forms of communications fraud have one thing in common: They exploit trust. Take callerID, for instance. History has shown that when callerID information is compromised, communications spam, scams and spoofing soars. Learn more about how the industry is working together to effectively mitigate fraud across voice calls , text messages and chatbot conversations.
Nov 17, 2020
Between voice calls, text messages and chatbots, businesses have more opportunities than ever to interact with consumers. Unfortunately, fraudsters do too. Read more about how the industry is working collaboratively to eradicate these fraudulent attacks on consumers not only by keeping the bad actors out, but also by preventing a handful of messaging aggregators who are allowing the delivery of suspect and fraudulent traffic.
Oct 22, 2020
Chat functions have become a key pillar of customer contact centers. People are accustomed to the convenience of instant messaging their friends, family and colleagues, which led to a natural transition to texting with brands.
Chat is a practical way for brands to engage customers at the point of decision making and helps remove any information obstacles they may encounter. Still, chat services at contact centers can become even more robust when powered by Rich Communication Services (RCS).
Oct 8, 2020
Voice calls, text messages and chatbots have made business-to-consumer (B2C) engagement more accessible, robust and efficient. Now, the next generation of business messaging with exciting new features has arrived through Rich Communication Services (RCS).
Rich Business Messaging (RBM), powered by RCS, has an opportunity to secure consumer trust right from the beginning by integrating verification capabilities into its bedrock.
At MEF Connects: Rich Communications, The Future of…
Oct 8, 2020
An average of 60 billion illegal robocalls are made each year in the United States alone resulting in nearly $10 billion of financial impact. Additionally, of the 8.3 trillion text messages sent annually, 5% or 4.15 billion of those messages are smishing attempts.
As illegal robocalls and spam continue to rise, consumers ignore calls and text messages from numbers they do not recognize. As a result, important communications remain unheard and unseen. Without a proper verification system,…
Sep 15, 2020