LATRO Shows How to Fight Wangiri

One of the most exciting aspects of the RAG Wangiri Blockchain is the way vendors have taken a lead with promoting its use amongst their customers. Consider the example of LATRO Services, who have augmented their existing signaling-based methods for detecting wangiri by drawing upon and sharing the A-party numbers used in previous wangiri attacks. But LATRO does not only take numbers from the distributed database. LATRO is consistently uploading between 100 and 200 new wangiri records every week, adding to the pool of information about the way fraudsters attempt to scam customers worldwide.

More and more firms are connecting to the wangiri blockchain, with the result that its rate of growth keeps accelerating. Nevertheless, we need to unify the telecoms industry to create a single comprehensive database of all wangiri attacks everywhere. The challenges to doing this can be surmounted. The blockchain technology makes it simple to connect to the common ledger of wangiri attacks. It takes less than a day to install the software and make the connection, and can be done using a laptop. Access is free to any business that uploads new data. The greatest obstacle to success is awareness of the wangiri blockchain and the number of firms that have already joined this anti-fraud consortium.

If every vendor talked to every telco customer about joining the wangiri blockchain consortium then we would soon sign up the majority of telcos around the globe. LATRO is leading from the front, and they have invited me to participate in their user conference, which will be held in Dubai on October 16th and 17th. Together we will tell the audience of telcos about the way LATRO and many other firms are working with the Risk & Assurance Group (RAG) to battle wangiri. With their help we will create a global alliance that harnesses the latest technology to defend customers from harassment by persistent and organized criminals.

You can find out more about the LATRO User Conference from here. If you cannot wait for the conference to learn about the RAG Wangiri Blockchain then you should take a look here.

Eric Priezkalns
Eric Priezkalns
Eric is the Editor of Commsrisk. Look here for more about the history of Commsrisk and the role played by Eric.

Eric is also the Chief Executive of the Risk & Assurance Group (RAG), a global association of professionals working in risk management and business assurance for communications providers.

Previously Eric was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and he has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and other telcos. He was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.