In an effort to reduce the frequency of international toll fraud, Integra has adopted a standard practice to block outbound calling to a select group of countries associated with high incidences of international toll fraud.
International Calling Options
As a feature of all Integra Voice Services, the ‘International Calling – Standard’ setting will automatically prevent outbound calling to the following countries
Azerbaijan, Congo, Cuba, Djibouti, Eritrea, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Latvia, Libya, Macedonia – Federal Republic, Monaco, North Korea, Principe and Sao Tome, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Somalia, Tuvalu, Zimbabwe
Please note, this list is subject to change at any time. Integra also reserves the right to block international long distance to individual telephone numbers in any country when the number is associated with international toll fraud.
Customers may choose to block ALL outbound international calling. Customers can contact their local Integra customer care office and ask for the ‘International Calling Blocked’ feature to be added to their account. If customers don’t do any international calling, this option is recommended in order to ensure no unauthorized international calls are made from their location.
In the event that your company finds it necessary to call countries on Integra’s standard blocked international list, customers may opt to choose Unrestricted international calling. The ‘International Calling – Unrestricted’ feature allows calling to the blocked countries listed above.
If customers choose to permit international long distance calling from your telephone system, please remember IT IS THE CUSTOMER’S OBLIGATION TO TAKE ALL MEASURES NECESSARY TO ENSURE AGAINST THE OCCURRENCE OF TOLL FRAUD. The Customer is responsible for payment of any charges incurred due to toll fraud, whether known or unknown, and whether or not Integra takes any actions to stop or block toll fraud. Please note that while Integra reserves the right to block International long distance calling for certain countries, Integra has no obligation to block international calling or take any other actions. Integra’s election to block or not block calling on any selected routes shall not impose any liability on Integra or absolve the Customer of any liability for toll fraud caused for any reason. Additional information on this subject can be viewed on Integra’s Toll Fraud Policy page.
To learn more about protecting your business from toll fraud, visit the FCC web site at http://www.fcc.gov/guides/voice-mail-fraud