Device Characterization: Getting Help from Your Network to Detect SIM Box Fraud

The architects of the Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) anticipated that mobile networks would need to know the type of connecting devices, the capabilities of the devices, and the limitations of those devices in order to ensure seamless services. As a result, many provisions were made in the original European Telecommunications Standards Institute [...]

By |2022-01-03T16:19:14-05:00January 5th, 2022|

ROCCO Report 2021: SIMBOX Detection Vendor Benchmarking

LATRO is honored to have been awarded the highest Overall Rating among Tier 1 vendors in ROCCO’s most recent report. ROCCO, a leading research firm focused on the Roaming, Messaging, Fraud and Security industry, sources insight from more than 500 Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) worldwide. In this particular report, 96 MNOs participated across [...]

By |2021-11-02T13:53:34-04:00October 23rd, 2021|

RAG LONDON 2021

After 17 months and 4 conferences canceled, RAG was finally able to take place in London at the end of September 2021. The location was the Sheraton Skyline Hotel just outside of Heathrow Airport, London, UK. The agenda was jam-packed with panels and presentations from industry experts; the attendance was 74 strong; the [...]

By |2021-10-28T17:09:52-04:00October 22nd, 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|

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|

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 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|

How RAFM Vendor Consolidation is Benefiting LATRO

There have been several big merger and acquisition announcements over the last year within the RAFM vendor market. In particular, Mobileum, after having been acquired by a private equity capital firm, has executed a series of acquisitions, namely Evolved Intelligence, WeDo Technologies, and most recently, SIGOS.  We at LATRO are energized by these events. It bodes well for innovation and our collective fight against global telecom [...]

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