Telco Fraud Turns UK into the ‘Sick Man of Europe’

The statistics indicate that the United Kingdom has a major problem with the level of fraudulent traffic terminating in the country. Fraud expert David Morrow (pictured above) expressed his frustration by describing the UK as “the sick man of Europe” during his presentation at the RAG Summer Conference 2016. He railed not just against the current level of organized crime, but the extent to which the industry has been comfortable with accepting this scale of fraud for many years now.

Dave made a strong argument for serious changes to how we tackle fraud, and greater intervention by law enforcement. See below for a five-minute clip of Dave making his argument at Summer RAG 2016, then learn more about the specific reforms he proposes by visiting his campaign page at the Risk & Assurance Group. Dave will be giving an update about his campaign at the London RAG Conference on March 15th and 16th; free registration is available from here.

Eric Priezkalns
Eric Priezkalns
Eric is a recognized expert on communications risk and assurance. He was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and others.   Eric was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. He was a founding member of Qatar's National Committee for Internet Safety and the first leader of the TM Forum's Enterprise Risk Management team. Eric currently sits on the committee of the Risk & Assurance Group, and is an editorial advisor to Black Swan. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.   Commsrisk is edited by Eric. Look here for more about Eric's history as editor.
  • Sara Whitwell

    We posted this article on the Neural Technologies Facebook page. There is an interesting comment from Ken Dickenson. Ken worked for Telkom SA for over 30 years until his recent retirement :(