Telcos

Fraud Detection In Telecommunications: History And Lessons Learned

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Executive Summary

Fraud detection is an increasingly important and difficult task in today's technological environment. As consumers are putting more of their personal information online and transacting much more business over computers, the potential for losses from fraud is in the billions of dollars, not to mention the damage done by identity theft. This paper reviews the history of fraud detection at AT&T, one of the first companies to address fraud in a systematic way to protect its revenue stream.

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