This is a quick reference guide to some of the most common fraud types experienced within the mobile telecommunications industry today.
This list is intended to raise awareness of the types of fraudulent activity that can threaten and compromise the integrity of telecommunications operators across the industry.
XINTEC is a member of the GSM Association Fraud Forum, a global industry body dedicated to the sharing of intelligence and best practice in relation to better protecting telecommunications operators against fraud.
Note: It is important to mention that not all types of wrongful or improper activities performed against telecommunications operators are recognized as fraudulent, although they may involve deception through the exploitation or abuse of a network operator's resources.
"The top 5 hot spots (destination countries) for fraud are Cuba, Philippines, Liechtenstein, India and United Kingdom" (Source: CFCA fraud survey 2011)