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Stop Telecom Fraudsters in Their Track

Service providers continue to struggle with significant telecom fraud losses despite having implemented sophisticated revenue assurance processes and fraud management systems.

While quantifying the exact financial impact of fraud is difficult, as it often takes place in the background, leading industry organizations and assurance companies estimate that between 0.6%¹ to 2%² of total annual telecom revenues are lost to fraud. This makes fraud a more than 10 billion U.S. dollar-a-year problem and it could be as high as 40 billion U.S. dollars annually, according to the Communications Fraud Control Association (CFCA).

Typically, fraudsters exploit telephone numbers with high termination rates, from which they obtain a revenue share, including international revenue share and premium rate services provided by third parties..

The fraud attacks typically happen outside of normal business hours and often while the subscriber is roaming, which delays and complicates the process of detecting and stopping the fraud. The charges generated by a single fraud incident can vary from a thousand U.S. dollars up to hundreds of thousands of U.S. dollars, depending on the sophistication of the attack and how quickly the fraud team can respond.

Learn more about how service providers are starting to adopt a more comprehensive approach involving the use of accurate and detailed global number range information to complement existing fraud management systems.

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