Tackling SIM Box Fraud with Regulatory Restrictions – A Case Study

INTRODUCTION Protecting today’s international voice termination revenues is not easy work. Due to sophisticated and evolving fraud techniques, Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) face growing challenges in detecting bypass terminations. The battle becomes even more difficult when Operators must comply with strict Regulatory restrictions that favor mobile subscribers over the Operator’s fraud controls. [...]

By |2021-10-05T08:15:38-04:00September 16th, 2021|

LATRO Appoints Co-Founder Donald Reinhart as Chief Executive Officer

Company announces preceding COO/CTO will assume CEO responsibilities effective July 1, 2021   EASTON, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, July 7, 2021 --  LATRO, a global provider for telecommunications revenue assurance and fraud management (RAFM) product and services solutions, today announced the appointment of co-founder Donald Reinhart as its new Chief Executive Officer.  Lex Wilkinson, co-founder and the [...]

By |2021-09-12T09:27:45-04:00July 7th, 2021|

How Does Our Company Culture Impact Your RAFM Control Effectiveness?

LATRO’s market-leading RAFM solutions empower our customers to beat fraud and surpass their toughest revenue assurance KPIs. In most cases, our customers benefit from not only our technology but also our associated managed services. When you partner with LATRO, you don’t just get the latest, high-performance analytics, you get us the professionals behind the brand. Let me explain.  Company culture refers to [...]

By |2021-08-19T19:29:57-04:00June 9th, 2021|

LATRO Successfully Integrates Protocol Signature™ into Revector’s Detector Products

National Regulators, Telecom Ministries, and Law Enforcement can leverage the integrated solution to quickly detect and locate SIM Boxes even when fraudsters employ advanced tactics to avoid detection We recently announced the successful integration of our patented Protocol Signature™ technology with UK-based Revector’s IMSI Detector Technology, which is part of Revector’s RF-based IMSI Intelligence product line.  “Protocol Signature is an innovative approach to detecting and locating illegal 2G, 3G, and 4G mobile devices including GSM VOIP Gateways [...]

By |2021-08-19T19:29:57-04:00June 3rd, 2021|

How Does RAFM Connect the Unconnected? [Video]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djC-QzVPwqc Every year since 1969, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has celebrated World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD). This year, we will celebrate WTISD on May 17th with the theme “Accelerating Digital Transformation in Challenging Times.” The day and theme reflect the ITU’s mission to facilitate global communications connectivity and, in particular, provide a timely focus on cooperation among [...]

By |2021-08-19T19:29:57-04:00May 17th, 2021|

Top 5 Fraud Trends During the Pandemic (and how our customers beat them)

For many of us, 2020 was a year that posed new and unprecedented challenges in our personal and professional lives. Despite the unexpected challenges, LATRO remained fully committed to providing customized solutions unmatched in effectiveness for our clients. LATRO’s products and services suite continued to provide international Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) with effective FMS tools to help them successfully navigate through a [...]

By |2021-08-19T19:29:57-04:00March 19th, 2021|

How Signaling Analytics Helps LATRO Combat Wangiri Fraud

Introduction  The telecom fraud landscape is ever-changing. Methodologies, tactics, and different types of fraud are always being identified and contested. Recently, LATRO identified a shift in the telecom fraud trend towards Wangiri fraud against one of our South American clients. Wangiri fraud, although not new to the telecom fraud world, began affecting Guyana at more frequent rates and higher volumes than previously identified.  As defined by the GSMA Fraud Manual, Wangiri fraud consists [...]

By |2021-08-19T19:29:58-04:00October 28th, 2020|

Artificial Intelligence and SIM Box Fraud

With Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) infiltrating everything around us, it's no surprise that Hollywood uses AI and ML as the focus in some of their biggest blockbusters. Films such as Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Paul Verhoeven’s RoboCop, and Alex Proyas’ I, Robot portray how AI and ML are no less [...]

By |2021-08-19T19:29:58-04:00September 29th, 2020|

A Taste of LATRO – Plăcinte (Moldovan)

This is the third blog post in our “A Taste of LATRO” series.  LATRO continues to celebrate the diversity of our team members, and one of the core values that drives us is the ability to thrive in a multi-cultural global marketplace. When LATRO was birthed more than a decade ago, we had only two employees in the [...]

By |2021-08-19T19:29:58-04:00September 2nd, 2020|

A Fraudster’s Tale

The following post was written by one of our colleagues while working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. LATRO works with telecom operators and law enforcement agencies around the world to geolocate and bust fraudulent SIM Box operations. The following story is a creative imagination of what a day in the life of a fraudster [...]

By |2021-08-19T19:29:58-04:00August 16th, 2020|
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