Account Takeover Protection

Protecting enterprise from fraud and individuals from identity theft

The mobile device is often an individual’s primary means of communications and is increasingly used as a method of authentication for financial transactions.  Therefore any information that may indicate the telephone number or mobile device may have been compromised is vital in order to protect the individual and their financial service providers.

Key Benefits

XConnect is working with industry partners and mobile operators to develop an account takeover protection service that can identify unexpected changes in mobile device behaviour.  These changes include:

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Andy Cooper 
Head of Technical Solutions

Lee Suker 
Market Development Director & Data Protection Officer

Sim Swap

  • A new SIM card has been issued associated with a given telephone number. The SIM card may have been issued fraudulently without the knowledge of subscriber.

Call Forward

  • Calls and text messages maybe being forwarded to another number. The instruction to forward calls and messages may have been carried out fraudulently without the knowledge of the subscriber.

Location Changes

  • Mobile devices and network operators are able to track user location. Sometimes this location information can be maliciously manipulated as well as shared without appropriate privacy controls. An unexpected change in location can indicate an individuals phoneline has been hijacked without their knowledge.

What's Next?

Some of these services exist in the market today without the knowledge of individuals.  This is not consistent with the principles of data protection regulations.  Going forward, in order to avoid service misuse and build trust with individuals, it is critically important for the industry to ensure that services comply with global data protection regulations. This is why XConnect is working closely with mobile operators and other partners.

For more information about the threats faced by individuals and enterprises, please see the recent blogs below.

If you would like to learn more about our development timeline or get involved in our early adoption projects please get in touch with our experts.

Latest Blogs

What to Do When OBR is Deployed in a Key Destination

Origin Based Rating (OBR) is deployed in more than 10 EU countries as well as a growing number of destinations across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Carriers face an increasingly complex environment where OBR is being applied on a growing number of networks on an almost monthly basis.

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The Essentials of Number Portability for Business Messaging

XConnect is a market leader in providing information about telephone numbers. We have provided number information to the global telecommunications industry as well as Enterprises in the Finance and E-commerce sectors for 14 years.  

As XConnect is focused on Number Portability, we get a lot of questions from the business messaging industry surrounding Number Portability. We will take a few moments to answer those questions.  

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