Call fraud is a scourge that troubles nearly every single person today and we, in the telecom industry, haven’t done the best job of making the topic less confusing. We throw around acronyms (SIP, PSTN, CDR) like crazy and use a bunch of words only a select few understand (spoofing, Robocall, Traffic Pumping).

I’ll attempt to define and explain these acronyms and words to help lay a foundation for people to follow along with fraud discussions, articles, and regulations that are coming out.

Let’s start with some acronyms:

SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) The protocol that handles setting up, maintaining, and terminating most phone calls in today’s world. …


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