There are several types of telecoms fraud and many names – phone hacking, dial-through fraud, phreaking and PBX fraud. All result in a business paying for calls it did not make.
Telecoms fraud generally involves a third party making long duration calls at the expense of a business. Hackers gain access to a telephone system and generate profit from the calls they make to international premium rate numbers.
Some of these frauds are perpetrated by disgruntled employees, but most are the result of criminals hacking into your network.
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