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Operators Services

Simon Collins of WeDo Technologies on mobile fraud

After the Q&A post I published last week with Sergio from WeDo Technologies regarding mobile fraud, I was delighted to be able to sit down with him and his colleague Simon Collins. Simon runs Praesidium, the consulting division of WeDo. Simon explained it’s his job to be negative — to find fault, to exploit, to […]

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Operators Opinion

Fraud in the mobile industry: A growing issue for the marketplace

Fraud has been on my periphery for a while. It’s one of those areas of the industry (a little bit like voicemail) that doesn’t generally get a lot of attention but is actually rather important. I asked the team at WeDo to answer my questions to give us an overview of the fraud issue — […]

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Operators

Premium Rate Fraud Costs UK Mobile Industry a Whopping £140m per year

At least that’s the claim from BillingScore. Now BillingScore does sell software that can identify patterns and unusual behaviour that might indicate fraudulent behaviour, so I suppose they would say that, but from my dealings with operators it doesn’t surprise me that their processes are just not good enough to stop this happening. But £140 […]

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Operators

The £1.2m o2 iPhone Scam: How did it happen?

Like many people I was very interested to read this story about the recent scams committed on the o2 network (and others). At first it was rather funny to read. It was a bit of ingenuity, a clever ruse and a way to get back at the operators that charge too much anyway. Yeah, yeah, […]

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Services

Visa tests out text fraud warnings

Visa has announced a new scheme to warn customers about potentially fraudulent transactions by SMS. Using 2,000 guinea pigs, Visa is testing a new service which will send out text or email alerts to bank customers when certain transactions are carried out on their accounts, such as when a payment is made over a certain […]

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News

Mobile tickets set to be worth $87 billon

After years of nearly hitting the big time but not quite making it, it looks like mobile ticketing will finally be going mainstream from this year, according to analysts Juniper Research. The company reckons that by 2011, over 2.6 billion mobile tickets will be delivered to just over 208 million mobile phone users, thanks to […]