NEC and Nimans have joined forces to alert dealers to the escalating dangers of toll fraud – with incidents rising 15% each year at an average of £10,000 per victim.
To try and stem the tide NEC has developed ‘anti-hacking’ technology supported by an awareness campaign, which has the full backing of supplier Nimans.
NEC point out how global phone fraud costs an estimated £25bn per year with the UK the third most targeted country. It’s become an organised crime with links to drug dealers and even terrorists.
Tom Maxwell, Head of Dealer Sales at Nimans, says resellers can install a toll fraud application to systems, which needn’t be expensive. NEC’s SV9100 and SL1100 have on-board solutions for just £99 RRP.
Tom added: “Statistics show that an estimated 84% of UK businesses are not safe from hacking. Regardless of whether it’s an analogue, digital or IP-based system, fraudsters can gain access to a phone system in seconds. By the time a company discovers fraudulent calls have been made it’s often too late. An average cost to a UK victim is around £10,000 and this may be undetected until the phone bill arrives.”
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