Definition of fraud

Opinion 6 of the Fourth World Telecommunications Policy Forum (Lisbon, 2009) contains the following definition of the term “fraud”:

Use of telecommunications facilities with the intention of avoiding payment; without correct payment, with no payment at all, or by making someone else pay.

That definition does not fully account for fraud that involves the misuse/misappropriation of numbering resources.

Therefore, we propose to expand that definition and to add the following definition to Article 2 of the ITRs:

2.16 fraud: use of any telecommunications facilities or services with the intention of avoiding payment, without correct payment, with no payment at all, by making someone else pay, or by using a wrongful or criminal deception in order to obtain a financial or personal gain from the use of those facilities or services.


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