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 the Editor of Commsrisk. Look here for more about the history of Commsrisk and the role played by Eric.

Eric is also the Chief Executive of the Risk & Assurance Group (RAG), a global association of professionals working in risk management and business assurance for communications providers.

Previously Eric was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and he has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and other telcos. He was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.