Be Aware

Keeping you informed about VoIP fraud. 

Be Aware of VOIP Fraud

Loop Voice and Data want to help you to protect your business, whether that’s dealing with circumstances outside of your control that could stop you communicating or those that can threaten your bank balance.  Fraud is a criminal act and there are measures you can take to guard against its’ effect and reduce the risk of it.

Loop Voice and Data Guide to Fraud Prevention

Telecommunication fraud is committed when an individual uses your landlines to make calls without your knowledge or authorisation.  It means that you could be liable for high bills and if you don’t protect your system it could continue undetected until you get your bill.  We have devised 10 easy ways to make your system more secure;

  1. System administration staff have the relevant training
  2. Staff protect their passwords and change them frequently
  3. Passwords are not default, contain patterns or are too short
  4. Never accept a transferred call on an outside line without establishing caller identity
  5. Restrict ability to place long distance calls
  6. Monitor calls that are obscene, silent or hang-ups
  7. Investigate recurring instances of wrong numbers, callers who ask the name of the person  they have been put through to or ask for invalid extension numbers
  8. Look after your voicemail system by removing unused mail boxes
  9. Check your Automated Attendant and block access codes (900) or long distance calls
  10. Be aware of anything unusual; activity out of hours, very long calls or long distance calls

 

Part of our Service to you

Our guide to fraud protection is a part of the service we provide our clients and if you need more support in activating any of the VOIP fraud prevention measures, just call us.  If you believe that you have been a victim of fraud contact us immediately and we will help you to investigate this further.

Loop Voice & Data always advise that you use the security applications related to your telephone system as part of your company security policy and seek insurance against acts of fraud.  We will not be liable for any cost incurred due to fraud of any kind  and have taken all possible actions to prevent such incidents.

Loop Voice and Data are only a phone call away should you want to discuss fraud protection further, call us on 01206 848 090 for advice tailored to your needs.