Telcos in countries with Goods & Services Tax should be wary of new versions of tax scams invented in countries with Value Added Tax.
Colt entered a legal battle after refusing to pay USD5mn of invoices to an Italian VoIP carrier that appeared to be engaging in VAT fraud.
Vodacom finds itself being squeezed for money by another African government, this time in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Arguably telcos are being bullied into doing deals with Viber to secure some revenue from OTT bypass traffic.
Carriers that replay part of a phone conversation are more likely to be engaging in cynical profiteering than espionage.
The British press did a lousy job of reporting a criminal case where Vodafone provided expert assistance to the police.
Can your fraud analysts be bribed? You might be troubled to learn how much fraudsters are willing to pay them to look the other way.
A former criminal says that bypass frauds persist because there is so much corruption within telcos, governments, and even anti-fraud solution providers.
The UK’s new Corporate Offences of Failure to Prevent Facilitation of Tax Evasion (COFPFTE) Act may trip up British telcos when calls are unlawfully terminated overseas.
The conclusion of this two-part series reviews how bribery claims prompted Ericsson’s anti-corruption approach to evolve.