Friday, 23 October 2015

Microsoft Testifies Before US Senate On Phone Scammers

Microsoft yesterday before a committee of the US Senate testified about the growing problem of telephone scammers. According to the software giant, his phone scammers like Microsoft Employees occur and so unsuspecting consumers try to lift the greatest possible fraud taking place in the United States.

It is estimated that every year 3.3 million people from such phone cams victims, mostly elderly. The damage of the fraud is estimated at 1.5 billion dollars. "This equates to nearly one victim every ten seconds, with an average loss of $ 454 per victim," said Athima Chansanchai Microsoft. David Finn asked Microsoft (pdf) at the Senate Committee to investigative services to allow monitoring the issue. There was also asked for better coordination between the various government departments so that call centers may be prosecuted to perpetrate the fraud.

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