SMS Traffic Pumping Fraud, also known as Artificially Inflated Traffic, happens when fraudsters take advantage of a phone number input field to receive a one-time passcode (OTP), an app download link, or anything else via SMS. If this form does not have adequate controls, the attackers can inflate traffic and exploit your app. The fraudsters send SMS to a range of numbers controlled by a specific mobile network operator (MNO) and receive a share of the generated revenue.The attack causes inflated traffic to your app with the intent to make money and to steal information. While the specific ways attackers monetize fraud is different, the strategies you can implement to reduce fraud are similar.
Understanding, Preventing and Reporting Fraud
For more information please review our helpful resource here: Preventing Fraud in Programmable Messaging