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Citizen Engagement Blog

Highlights on Fraud Prevention from the EBT Next Gen Conference

At the recent EBT Next Gen Conference in Clearwater Beach, FL over 300 EBT stakeholders came together at this annual event to address the latest issues, concerns and regulations facing government EBT card programs, and fraud identification and governance played a prominent role in that discussion.

Fraud tracking and prevention was a particular focus at the Plenary Session: Front Page Focus-issues and concerns facing the EBT Industry.  Four distinguished panelists from state, vendor, consulting, and advocacy organizations participated to delve deeper.

Topics: IVR Security EBT Fraud Fraud Prevention IVR Business Case Fraud Analytics

Protecting Government Agencies from Fraudster Attacks

People who take part in State and Local Government Programs are prime targets for fraudsters waiting anxiously to grab-n-go their valuable information and funds. Crooks from around the world use a range of tactics to acquire personal information so they can take over a constituent’s account to steal benefits or payments.

At Contact Solutions, we’ve seen how clever fraudsters have tried to be in the interactive voice response (IVR) , a gateway used by many government programs to provide automated self-service and a path to live agent support. Without proper protocols in place identities, data, and funds disappear in the blink of an eye.

Topics: IVR Security EBT Fraud