Displaying items by tag: Mobile number porting

The telecommunications industry regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Australian Financial Crimes Exchange (AFCX) which enables the exchange of information about unauthorised mobile number porting when it’s used for scams, fraud and financial crime.

Published in Technology Regulation

Australia’s telecommunications regulator ACMA is stepping up its crackdown on scams perpetrated over mobile phone networks with plans to introduce new rules to prevent mobile number porting fraud.

The government has made the use of two-factor authentication compulsory when porting mobile numbers from one provider to another, in what it says is a big step to keep Australians safe from telephone scammers.

Published in Security

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