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Mobile Communications are used by billions of people around the world and a growing target for fraudsters globally. Mobile is emerging as the centre of digital transformation and with that increasingly at the centre of attacks: communications, payments, verification, ecommerce are now intertwined with mobile networks.  

In response to growing concern and a unified desire to combat fraud, MEF is pleased to announce the “Future of Mobile Fraud Prevention” event. This event will focus on new practices and solutions to help businesses protect themselves, consumers, and brands from fraud. The event will bring together regulators, operators, carriers and brands for a lively discussion and expert insight on how the ecosystem can work together to eliminate fraud and bring trust to text messaging.   

Join MEF Members and key industry stakeholders on the 5th September in London.  

Key topics that will be discussed:  

  • Understanding the Antifraud Landscape. Importance of antifraud in mobile networks: current challenges and emerging threats 
  • Regulatory Responses: the new trends in establishing legal frameworks 
  • Voice & Messaging Fraud:  SMS smishing, artificially inflated traffic (AIT) and spam are types of fraud increasingly threatening consumers, brands, and the telecommunications sector. This event will explore the latest trends in fraud prevention and security, and how the ecosystem can work together to combat fraud and promote security. 
  • VAS and Direct Carrier Billing Fraud 
  • Identity in the new Telecom Networks. 
  • Advanced technology-driven fraud trends (e.g., SIM swapping, spoofing, SMS phishing) 
  • Discussion on the role of AI and machine learning in combating fraud 
  • Implementing fraud detection and prevention systems 
  • Data analytics and intelligence-driven approaches to identify fraud patterns 
  • Best practices for fraud management and incident response 
  • Case studies and real-life examples of fraud incidents 
  • New initiatives   

The MEF community has been at the forefront of the fight against fraud, and it has increased its focus on protection over time. MEF’s involvement began with the launch of the Mobile VAS Code of Conduct in 2007. A Fraud Framework for mobile business messaging was launched in 2016.  In 2018, the members of MEF collaborated in the first of MEF Sender ID Protection Registries in the UK, then expanded to Spain and Ireland. MEF launched the Fraud & Revenue Assurance working group in 2020 with the specific aim to defend the long-term success of business messaging across all channels, protecting customers and industry stakeholders from fraud and abuse whilst optimizing customer experience.  Earlier this year, due to increasing apprehension, MEF created the Trusted Messaging sub-working group specifically aimed at protecting customers and industry stakeholders from the risks of spam, smishing and spoofing. The goal is to bring trusted communications to all.  

Who should join? Solution providers, mobile operators, carriers, aggregators, regulators and brands are sure to benefit from this event. Join MEF to explore new and effective strategies for combatting messaging fraud.  

Jemima Murray and Alvaro Azofra Martinez to Headline Fraud Prevention Event

We are proud to announce that Jemima Murray, Head of the Fraud Policy Unit at the Home Office UK, and Álvaro Azofra Martínez, Head of Policy and Development Team, Expertise and Stakeholder Management Unit, European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) – Europol, will be headlining a panel of experts at our upcoming fraud prevention event. We are also excited to announce that the following experts will be contributing to the event:

Our Speakers

Jemima Murray

Jemima Murray

Head of Fraud Policy Unit

Home Office

Andrei Skorobogatov

Andrei Skorobogatov

Head of International and Telecommunications Fraud

Home Office

Simon Miller

Simon Miller

Director of Policy and Communications

Stop Scams UK

Dianne Doodnath

Dianne Doodnath

Principal, Remote Payment Channels

UK Finance

Álvaro Azofra Martínez

Álvaro Azofra Martínez

Head of Policy and Development Team, Expertise and Stakeholder Management Unit, European Cybercrime Centre (EC3)

Europol

DS Rick Nolan

DS Rick Nolan

Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit.

Helen Fairfax-Wall

Helen Fairfax-Wall

Head of Digital and Fraud Policy

Which?

David Rogers

David Rogers

CEO – Copper Horse

Chair – FASG

Mark Courtney

Mark Courtney

Chief Product Officer

Cifas

Andrew Bud CBE FREng FIET

Andrew Bud CBE FREng FIET

Founder & CEO iProov

MEF Chairman

Brian D’Arcy

Brian D’Arcy

Director of Telecom Business Development

Infobip

Danny Preiskel

Danny Preiskel

Preiskel & Co LLP

Senior Partner

Dario Betti

Dario Betti

CEO

MEF

David Ashman

David Ashman

Head of Compliance

MCP Insight

Declan Pettit

Declan Pettit

Director

MCP Insight

Dmitry Sumin

Dmitry Sumin

Head of Products

AB Handshake Corporation

Don Holloway

Don Holloway

VP Sales

iconectiv

Eli Katz

Eli Katz

Founder & CEO

XConnect

Fraser King

Fraser King

Head of Business Development & Commercial Strategy

Vodafone

Gautam Hazari

Gautam Hazari

Chief Technology Officer

Sekura Mobile Intelligence

Ian Matthews

Ian Matthews

President & CEO

WMC Global

Igor Skutsenya

Igor Skutsenya

Senior Business Development Manager

Lanck Telecom

John Bruner

John Bruner

CEO

Aegis Mobile

John Wilkinson

John Wilkinson

CEO

TMT Analysis

Keiron Dalton

Keiron Dalton

Chief Product Officer

Sekura Mobile Intelligence

Kevin Britt

Kevin Britt

Product Owner | Messaging

BT

Louise Ford

Louise Ford

Managing Director

Empello

Dr. Marco Lafrentz

Dr. Marco Lafrentz

Vice President of Business and Market Development

netnumber Global Data Services

Michael Round

Michael Round

Project Director

MEF

Nigel Bazeley

Nigel Bazeley

Chief Product Manager

Prism Services

Paul Jacobus

Paul Jacobus

Principal, Networks and Communications Group

Ofcom

Paul Ridgewell

Paul Ridgewell

Futures & Insight Analyst

Accelerated Capability Environment (ACE)

Simeon Coney

Simeon Coney

Head of Business Development

ENEA AdaptiveMobile

Stefan Kostic

Stefan Kostic

Chief Executive Officer

IPification

Tim Biddle

Tim Biddle

Director of Operator Relations

Sinch

Tim Green

Tim Green

Features Editor

MEF

Open Event

Event Info

Date

05/09/2023

Time

All day

Categories

Overview Agenda

MEF sets the scene: the importance and the future of Fraud Prevention Includes summary of Findings from MEF Fraud Report

  • Dario Betti, CEO – MEF

Our keynote speaker will discuss the latest trends, innovations, and predictions for the future of mobile fraud prevention.

  • Jemima Murray, Head of Fraud Policy – UK Home Office
  • Dario Betti, CEO – MEF
  • Nigel Bazeley, Chief Product Manager – Prism Services (Symmetry)
  • Dmitry Sumin, Head of Products – AB Handshake Corporation
  • Declan Pettit, Co-Founder & Director – MCP Insight
  • Philip Carter, Google

CEO of MEF – Fireside Chat with Head of Digital and Fraud Policy at Which? Online protection and the Balance between Privacy and Security.

  • Helen Fairfax-Wall, Head of Digital and Fraud Policy – Which?

Artificially Inflated and Artificially Generated traffic is an increasing problem for the Telecoms industry. We will explore the size and impact of this problem and discuss some potential solutions.

  • Dario Betti, CEO – MEF
  • Brian D’Arcy, Director of Telecom Business Development – Infobip
  • Tim Biddle, Director of Operator Relations – Sinch
  • Kevin Britt, Product Owner, Messaging – British Telecom
  • Simeon Coney, Head of Business Development – Enea Adaptivemobile Security

How Regulatory Agencies Are Responding to the Changing Landscape.

  • Dario Betti, CEO – MEF
  • Eli Katz, CEO & Founder – XConnect
  • Don Holloway, VP Sales – iconectiv
  • Igor Skutsenya – Senior Business Development Manager – Lanck Telecom (Online)

Europol International Investigation Targetting Online Fraud.

  • Tim Green, Features Editor – MEF
  • Alvaro Azofra Martinez, Head of Policy Development Team, Expertise and Stakeholder Management Unit – European Cybercrime Centre (EC3)
  • DS Rick Nolan, Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit.

Protecting Your Money in the Digital Age: How to Safeguard Your Mobile Banking, Mobile Payments, and E-Commerce Transactions.

  • Tim Green, Features Editor – MEF
  • Louise Ford, Managing Director – Empello
  • Fraser King, Head of Business Development & Commercial Strategy – Vodafone
  • Keiron Dalton, Chief Product Officer – Sekura.id

AI can be used to identify patterns of fraudulent behavior that would be difficult to detect by humans. Cryptography can be used to protect data from being tampered with or stolen. This can help to prevent fraudsters from accessing sensitive data, such as credit card numbers or passwords.

  • Tim Green, Features Editor – MEF
  • Gautam Hazari, CTO – Sekura.id
  • Ian Matthews, President & CEO – WMC Global

Business Identity, Transparency.

  • Tim Green – Features Editor – MEF
  • John Bruner, CEO – Aegis Mobile
  • Dr Marco Lafrentz, VP, Business and Market Development – netnumber Global Data Services
  • Michael Round, Project Director – MEF

Biometrics right person, real person, right now.

  • Andrew Bud CBE FREng FIET, Founder & CEO – Iproov

Mobile Identification for the Consumer.

  • Stefan Kostic, CEO – iPification

Due Diligence Risk Control for Mobile Operators.

  • David Ashman, Head of Compliance – MCP Insight

Implementing fraud detection and prevention systems
Data analytics and intelligence-driven approaches to identify fraud patterns
Best practices for fraud management and incident response.

  • Tim Green, Features Editor – MEF
  • Dr Marco Lafrentz, VP, Business and Market Development – netnumber Global Data Services
  • John Wilkinson, CEO – TMT Analysis
  • Tim Ward, VP Number Information Services – XConnect

The importance of regulatory frameworks in combating fraud
Is a regulatory framework necessary for industry adoption?
Legal and policy considerations for antifraud measures (such as GDPR, ability of fraudsters to hide behind shell companies, challenges pursuing fraudsters).

  • Danny Preiskel, Senior Partner – Preiskel & Co LLP
  • Andrei Skorobogatov, Head of International and Telecommunications Fraud – Home Office UK
  • Simon Miller, Chief of Policy and Communications – Stop Scams UK
  • Dianne Doodnath, Principal, Remote Payments Channel – UK Finance
  • Paul Jacobus, Principal, Networks and Communications Group – Ofcom

Collaborative initiatives among MNO’S, aggregators, carriers’ regulatory bodies, and law enforcement agencies.

  • David Rogers MBE, CEO – Copper Horse & Chair – FASG
  • Dianne Doodnath, Principal, Remote Payments Channel – UK Finance
  • Mark Courtney, Chief Product Officer –  Cifas
  • Simeon Coney, Head of Business Development – Enea Adaptivemobile Security

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