84% of UK Business is Vulnerable to Toll Fraud Hacking

Whether you have an analogue, digital or IP based system, hackers can target your PBX/IP PBX business telephone system, and with it, cost you untold stress and your company thousands of pounds, even possible bankruptcy.

According to the Communications Fraud Control Association’s (CFCA) Telecoms Fraud Survey Toll Fraud in the UK costs businesses £1.2 billion each year. The UK is the third most targeted country in the world. But it’s a threat to which many businesses don’t truly understand or defend themselves against.

With up to 84% of UK businesses assumed to be unsafe from hacking, and a 15% increase of global phone fraud year on year, the growing risk of a toll fraud attack to your business could be devastating, even leading to bankruptcy.

What exactly is a toll fraud attack?

Toll fraud attack is a fraudulent attempt by a hacker to gain unlawful remote access to a phone system.

Fraudulent calls are connected over a period of time and will continue to build up call charges unbeknownst to the company, while the business is left to cover the costs. Toll fraud is often the result of highly organised attacks made from an automated server. The fraudulent access generally occurs out of office hours and only discovered after the event, by which time it is too late.

Your business wouldn’t connect to the Internet without using a firewall.  So why would your company use a business phone system without toll fraud protection?

Get Complete Protection from Toll Fraud Attack

So many companies are unaware or ignore the risk of toll fraud attacks. But the consequences of doing so can be great. However, complete 24 hour protection can be setup with a simple low cost solution.

MF Communications offer customised toll fraud attack protection to best suit your business needs and requirements.

With our robust solutions, activity is monitored 24/7 and any suspicious call activity is detected instantly, resulting in either one of two automatic alerts: an ‘alert only’ email sent to designated recipients, or in more severe cases an ‘alert and block’ which prevents any further call activity until the system is reset. The emails provide information explaining why the call is considered to be suspicious. Once checked, if the call activity is legitimate the restriction can be lifted and your business communications continue as normal.

For peace of mind, and to find out more about how MF Communications can provide 24/7 complete security against future toll fraud attacks, call 01892 514687 and ask to speak to one of our UK business consultants.