VINES Working Group Aims to Tackle Caller ID Fraud

Caller ID spoofing is one of the primary tools scammers use. However other types of phone fraud are utilized for different illicit means. The VINES working group aims to mitigate other forms of phone and caller ID fraud outside of the scope of the SHAKEN/STIR framework.

July 15, 2020

Despite Legislation, Vishing Scams Still Plague Consumers

"Vishing", or voice phishing, are scams conducted via telephone to try to defraud consumers. Typically these employ caller ID spoofing or SMS spoofing to try to appear legitimate. While legislation to stop robocalls has been passed, this hasn't stopped the millions of scam calls annually.

July 1, 2020

Call Origination: The Key to Stopping Robocalls

Robocalls continue to be a nuisance despite increased legislation. As a result, players in the telecom industry are developing technology that can block spoofed calls before they connect to the end user. The key to this technology is by authenticating the call origination of a phone call.

June 17, 2020

New Numbers Are Not Immune To Showing Up As Scam Likely

Purchasing numbers for your call center can feel like a fresh start for dialing. However most of the numbers purchased have likely been recycled. This can leave your business susceptible to dialing from numbers previously flagged and damage your reputation from the bad practices of the former owners.

June 10, 2020