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.

1 Comment on "Thieves Target Phone Numbers of Cryptocurrency Geeks"

  1. Avatar Patricia Ryan | 26 Sep 2017 at 11:06 am |

    I have dealt with this type of fraud in the past and it also goes back to customers being Phished. There are a number of steps in the process which allows the fraudster to carry out the fraud, ultimately it will lead to a sim swap but if the Phishing emails are thorough enough and depending on the online services offered by Telcos, a sim swap may occur without ever getting to a ‘weak’ call centre agent. Although, Social Engineering has its part to play in this also. Banks have pushed the blame to Telcos and in some cases to Customers for not taking the proper precautions when responding to the phishing emails.

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