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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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GLOBAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS FRAUD TREND ANALYSIS


Volume 25, Issue 3, February 2019, Pages 940–947

 GLOBAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS FRAUD TREND ANALYSIS

Godfred Yaw Koi-Akrofi1, Joyce Koi-Akrofi2, Daniel Adjei Odai3, and Eric Okyere Twum4

1 Senior Lecturer, Department of Information Technology, University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Accra, Ghana
2 Programmes Manager, Vodafone Ghana, Accra, Ghana
3 Telecom Engineer, Vodafone Ghana, Accra, Ghana
4 Systems Administrator, AccuID Biometrics Ltd. (MoFEP Project), Ghana

Original language: English

Received 30 July 2018

Copyright © 2019 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


The yearly global percentage fraud loss was on the downward trend, with only 2013 being an abnormal case. Again, telecom revenues went up gradually from 2008 to 2017. PBX hacking and Subscription fraud appeared for all the years (2013 to 2017) in the top 5 fraud methods, and for fraud types, subscriber/identity (ID) theft was prevalent in 2008 and 2011 but did not show up in the top 5 for 2013, 2015, and 2017. Rather, lately, that is from 2011 to 2017, interconnect bypass fraud and International Revenue Share Fraud (IRSF) have become prevalent. Five fraud types and methods stand out: Subscription Fraud, PBX Fraud, Subscriber/Identity (ID) theft, Interconnect Bypass Fraud (IRSF), and International Revenue Share Fraud.

Author Keywords: Fraud, loss, revenue, telecommunications, trend.


How to Cite this Article


Godfred Yaw Koi-Akrofi, Joyce Koi-Akrofi, Daniel Adjei Odai, and Eric Okyere Twum, “GLOBAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS FRAUD TREND ANALYSIS,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 940–947, February 2019.