FORT MYERS, Fla. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- “A colleague listened to the following audio file and suggested a photo of the woman should be placed next to ‘persistent’ in the dictionary. I laughed in agreement,” said David Howe, president of SubscriberWise. “But after hearing the audio (http://subscriberwise.com/media/PESTsistent.wav) a few more times, we decided there should be a more expressive word added to the lexicon: PEST-sis-tent.”
“Although it’s entertaining to make light of this situation, it also must not be ignored that the crimes perpetrated [SSN and application fraud] are actually quite serious and certainly extremely threatening to any industry or business,” stated Howe. “Frankly, this behavior is an extreme waste of time and money and the potential liability associated with the fraud is staggering.”
“Fortunately for member operators around the nation, the SubscriberWise decision management system maintains a record of every service request, every prospect, and every detail.” According to Howe, “It’s difficult, even for the most persistent - I mean pestsistent – to deceive this technology.”
“And by the way, the operator has decided not to notify law enforcement and press charges but will instead extend a friendly but firm warning to the otherwise determined prospect,” Howe concluded.
The nation's largest issuing consumer reporting agency for the telecommunications industry, SubscriberWise is today a risk management preferred-solutions provider for the National Cable Television Cooperative. SubscriberWise technology has prevented thousands of child identity thefts and uncovered the misuse of personally identifiable information for operators everywhere. SubscriberWise contributions to the telecom industry are in excess of twenty-five million dollars annually.
SubscriberWise is a U.S.A. federally registered trademark.