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MEF CONNECTS The Future of Fraud Prevention

September 5

Registration and more details available soon!

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 X at the Y.  

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 Fraud: the maturing business is seen a growing number of types and quantity of attacks. 

  • 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 at xxx to explore new and effective strategies for combatting messaging fraud.  



September 5
Event Category:


Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF)
+44 (0)20 8819 0554
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