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EY identifies top fraud and corruption trends for 2016

EY identifies top fraud and corruption trends for 2016

Written by on January 5, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

EY Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS) has announced its top fraud and corruption trends for 2016.  A dramatic rise in geopolitical instability and persistent cyber-attacks are pushing organizations to be more vigilant about planning to guard against, and respond to, internal and external threat actors. New guidance for prosecutors from the United States Department […]

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What do fraud, the CFCA and forest fires have in common?

What do fraud, the CFCA and forest fires have in common?

Written by on November 10, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

I recently had the great pleasure of meeting senior fraud management experts from the major US network operators at the WeDo Conference held in Washington, DC, but what they had to say about fraudulent activities on networks around the world was most concerning. They were all active in the Communications Fraud Control Association (CFCA), a […]

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Operator community must unite to fight fraud

Operator community must unite to fight fraud

Written by on November 5, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Telecoms fraud is arguably one of the most disruptive events in the communications arena. A problem spanning the whole industry, the operator community loses hundreds of billions of euros every year at the hands of opportunistic criminals. The service provider impact is not just a financial one, but also reputational, as their customers have been feeling […]

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Advertising rife with robots and fraud

Written by on July 2, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

Half of all online ads are never seen by a human being, huge amounts of traffic and clicks come from bot networks, and fraud is rampant. The media industry has no shortage of things to worry about. Audiences are going elsewhere, whether it’s to social networks like Facebook or digital-only competitors such as BuzzFeed, and […]

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Death knell for the stolen credit card – soon

Death knell for the stolen credit card – soon

Written by on April 9, 2015 in BillingViews, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Technologically speaking, the credit card as we know it should have vanished long ago. It’s surely not got much longer . Back in 1979, when I was taking a computer science course at Univeristy that involved writing in FORTRAN (*) on an ICL 2900 series behemoth, the computer scientist Christopher Evans wrote a popular book […]

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Crackdown on fake sites

Crackdown on fake sites

Written by on March 6, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. trade office on Thursday called for a crackdown on website name registrars who fail to take action against sellers of illegal goods such as counterfeit medicines and warned that turning a blind eye puts public safety at risk. The U.S. Trade Representative also said it is keeping an eye on […]

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Alleged bitcoin fraud raises alarm in Hong Kong

Alleged bitcoin fraud raises alarm in Hong Kong

Written by on February 10, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s central bank has warned people against investing in virtual currencies amid local media reports that a bitcoin exchange may have run off with $387 million (£253 million) in client funds – making it potentially the biggest bitcoin scandal after last year’s bankruptcy at Tokyo-based Mt.Gox. The South China Morning […]

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Payments warranty for merchants – clever!

Payments warranty for merchants – clever!

Written by on January 14, 2015 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

Hardly a week goes by that we don’t hear about some kind of credit card breach. While larger retail chains may be in a better position to deal with a drop in business after a breach, smaller stores are finding themselves on the short end of the cybercrime stick. But help is at hand. For […]

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Bill shock knows no boundaries

Bill shock knows no boundaries

Written by on December 11, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

If your credit card is stolen, you’re generally not responsible for errant charges even if they took place prior to when you reported your card missing. However, that courtesy doesn’t appear to extend to mobile phones, as several Vodafone customers recently learned the hard way. Several tourists who had traveled from the UK to Barcelona, […]

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On the spot with Subex

On the spot with Subex

Written by on November 21, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

At the recent Subex User Group conference I did a presentation that covered everything I thought was interesting or disruptive in the communications world over the next few years. Getting slightly distracted and carried away by a thesis on mobile payments, which I believe will be an extraordinarily interesting ‘arena’ to watch, I ran over time. Therefore […]

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