[VoiceOps] Toll-Free Fraud/Spam

Monterrosa Santiago smonterrosa at mcmtelecom.com.mx
Thu Apr 3 12:34:20 EDT 2014

I saw this kind of fraud last year, we are a small carrier in Mexico city, the attackers send a burst of calls to one of our customer's 1-800 number, we realized by the huge amount of calls with really short duration -10 seconds at most- and it caused our customer was out of service temporarily as the PBX was exhausted. The attack came from an specific number from another local carrier, although it was identified the user was a PBX extension and allegedly abused by hackers hence no direct responsible identified. We block the originating number to prevent much more calls were completed.

From: VoiceOps [mailto:voiceops-bounces at voiceops.org] On Behalf Of Geoffrey Mina
Sent: jueves, 03 de abril de 2014 10:01 a.m.
To: VoiceOps
Subject: [VoiceOps] Toll-Free Fraud/Spam

We are seeing a relatively high number of strange calls hitting a portion of our Toll-Free numbers.  The ANIs are mostly disconnected/invalid.  When our system answers, we hear silence, a DTMF tone, and then a fast busy on the inbound RTP stream.

We are seeing this over multiple TF vendors.  Is anyone else seeing anything like this out in the wild?


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