The number of SMS frauds has increased dramatically from autumn 2022 and continues to increase at a rapid pace. That’s why Spirius strengthens the protection in its SMS gateway.

SMS scams can be carried out in different ways and have been around for a long time, but not to such a large extent as now. Therefore, Spirius immediately launches an alarm/stop function in its gateway for SMS traffic that the customer configures himself from his customer portal account.
– This mainly applies to our Postpaid customers, i.e. those who are invoiced afterwards. The fraudsters are very inventive in finding ways to reach revenue. For example, you can use functions to verify mobile numbers, by plugging in a script that sends thousands of requests per minute, says Jonas Rexeke, CEO of Spirius.
For Spirius, it can be difficult to know exactly which volumes are normal or abnormal for a customer. In the updated alarm/stop function, the customer can set a variety of parameters to protect their traffic.
– The customer can set an alarm for a certain number of SMS or costs for a certain time. Let’s say it sends an alarm if 10 000 SMS are unexpectedly sent in one hour. It is also possible to insert stop functions if the traffic starts to increase at another level. In order for the customer to be able to find the right levels for their security settings, there is also a graph where you can see the previous month’s statistics to get an overview. You can also set different parameters for your different accounts, says Jonas Rexeke.
The advanced filter was given the highest priority to be developed when the number of frauds increased drastically in the fall of 2022.
– It’s about protecting our customers and ultimately ourselves. If our customers could not pay their invoices due to intercepted SMS, we will be left with the costs of the traffic that is generated, says Jonas Rexeke.
The feature will be available for postpaid SMS customers from today.

If you are a customer of Spirius and need help with the new functions, please get in touch.

For more information, contact Jonas Rexeke.