Fraud can affect anyone at anytime and with telephone fraud on the rise it is crucial you put in place appropriate security measures to protect your business
Peace of mind for your business
The UK is the third most targeted country in the world for telephony fraud, costing businesses £1.2 billion each year.
There has been a steady increase in the number of dial-through telephony fraud cases and it has started to attract international attention, as recently reported on by BBC News & other national & international news agencies. We are aware of multiple cases where a business has come back into the office on a Monday morning only to find their telephony system has been hacked and used to make unauthorised expensive international calls. On average the cost of an attack is estimated at £10,000 but there have been reported cases where the sum has reached £50,000, which can often be devastating for small businesses.
Our telephone systems are set up with a unique in-built fraud protection system that could save your business tens of thousands of pounds. With no additional hidden costs you can be protected from any fraudulent activity from as little as £1.00 per month, per line.
Guidance and advise for customers
There are some simple steps you can take to help you stay protected from fraudsters. These are:
Report any dial-through telephony fraud to the Police as this is a suspected criminal offence.
Choose a complex voicemail password of at least six digits, making it more difficult for a hacker to detect.
Change your voicemail passwords frequently.
Do not use obvious passwords such as an address, birth date, phone number, or repeating or successive numbers, i.e. 000000, 123456.
Record announcements regularly to ensure the greeting is yours.
Be aware that hackers tend to attack voice mailboxes at the start of weekends or holidays.
If possible consider blocking international calls.
Consider disabling the remote notification, auto-attendant, call-forwarding, and out-paging capabilities of voicemail if these features are not used.
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