🛡️ CLI (Calling Line Identity) or A-Party spoofing occurs when the originating Phone Number in a voice call is manipulated by one or more carriers routing traffic within an end-to-end interconnect.
CLI spoofing poses significant risks to individuals, businesses, and society as a whole. Here are some of the potential consequences:
1️⃣ Phishing and Social Engineering: Attackers can use CLI spoofing to mimic trusted organizations, such as banks, government agencies, or service providers, and trick individuals into divulging sensitive information like passwords, credit card numbers, or personal details.
2️⃣ Scams and Fraud: Fraudsters often employ CLI spoofing to carry out scams, such as lottery fraud, tech support scams, or IRS impersonation scams. By appearing as legitimate entities, they manipulate victims into sharing financial information or making unauthorized payments.
3️⃣ Identity Theft: CLI spoofing can aid in identity theft by fooling individuals into disclosing personal details, leading to unauthorized access to accounts or compromising personal data.
4️⃣ Refiling: Telecom operators route, rate, and charge voice calls based on the A-Party number. CLI Spoofing is commonly used as a business-to-business fraud in order to avoid higher charges and refile voice calls to lower-rated charges.
💰 In the case of CLI Spoofing for OBR avoidance, detection of the spoofing is a challenge. LATRO can empower carriers to control CLI Spoofing in this case by performing the technical analysis required to verify the number as well as enrich Call Detail Records (CDRs) for use in disputing the manipulated voice traffic.
🔍 For verification of A-Party CLIs, LATRO uses a variety of real-time and offline analysis technology. The use of behavior analytics enables risk scoring as a first-level step in the verification process. LATRO comprehensively analyzes huge volumes of voice call data and, with the help of modern artificial intelligence algorithms, flags suspicious numbers for deeper treatment in determining spoofing and manipulation cases.
By properly controlling and managing CLI spoofing and manipulation, carriers can ensure OBR and experience significant financial increases. Telecom operators applying OBR should consider solutions like LATRO to maximize their business results.
Ready to take control of CLI spoofing and protect your telecom operations? Contact LATRO today to learn more about our comprehensive solutions and start safeguarding your revenue and reputation. Don’t let fraudsters compromise your business—take action now! 💪📞