Over the last quarter, COVID-19 and all, telecom fraud continues to be a noticeable issue in the industry. It is a problem with business and personal phones, and with both TFTP (toll free traffic pumping) and robocalls.

We saw roughly 4% of all calls to our honeypot(A “honeypot” is a pool of numbers we use to attract, trace, and count TFTP calls.) being TFTP through the first 2 months of Q1. As we entered the last month of the quarter, nearing spring, we saw that traffic climb heavily and since then consistently be around 8% (double!) of the honeypot calls…


Justin Bell

Manager, Production Support. Nearly a decade of telecom experience. Member of multiple telco groups as well as run leading Toll Free Traffic Pumping taskforce.

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