Calls to premium rate numbers are lucrative than simply reselling the phone suggests a report by Daily Mail UK. The report further claims that even the best of the phones don’t fetch a lot of money in the black market. However, there are bigger gains to be made through premium rate fraud. Over 300,000 phones […]
This is how we would like to remember 2013: Vodafone Ireland and Vodafone Qatar are using our new ‘Orpheus – Subscription Fraud Management System’. Vodafone Ireland and Vodafone India SSC are using our new ‘Referrals – Application Fraud Management System’. Microsoft (Skype), Vodafone India, Vodafone Italy, MCEL Mozambique, MTS Russia and Dubai Telecoms are using […]
International Revenue Share Fraud (IRSF) has been around for a decade, yet, there is little awareness among leading communication service providers, let alone start-ups and small service providers. While this has caused severe damages in the past, it’s once again beginning to raise its ugly head with a spate of vicious attacks, often taking the operators by surprise, and in some cases, leaving them at the brink of closure. So what is IRSF Fraud and what should be done to control it.
International Revenue Share Fraud (IRSF) test numbers are numbers provided by a reseller to test that a revenue share destination and number range can be connected from a calling location. These test numbers are extremely valuable if used in a hot list to alert CSPs of a possible or pending IRSF attack.
Apart from the threat of PBX fraud, International Revenue Share Fraud or ‘IRSF Fraud’ as it’s popularly known is another emerging threat that affects all operators, big and small. IRSF is generally perpetrated by fraudsters obtaining SIM cards from a home country – likely using compromised or stolen identities – and shipping them off to […]