North East companies warned of fraud

A Teesside-based ‘ethical hacker’ is warning businesses in the region to be aware of an increase in telephone system fraud capable of ruining firms if it remains unnoticed.

Jonathan Wheatley, managing director of MC Ware in Stokesley, has seen an increase in the problem, which can cost businesses thousands of pounds and even bankrupt them.

Telephone system fraud happens when people or machines dial telephone numbers at night and tap into private telephone system settings. From there, they can then use the telephone lines all night, usually dialling premium rate numbers.

11.Nov.09 | Legal

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