Dial F for Fraud: Mobile Technology, Safety and Security

  • Tuesday, February 03, 2015
  • 17:30 - 21:00
  • Mischon de Reya, Summit House, 12 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4QD


Registration is closed

Seems we just can't live without our mobile phones these days - but do you know your Android from your Apple when it comes to the world of mobile safety and security? Our two speakers would like a word in your ear... As usual we have two very different angles: one speaker works in the mobile industry and the other is from the City of London Police the Lead Force for fraud in the UK.


17:30hrs to 18:00hrs

Registration and teas/coffees

18:00hrs to 19:00hrs

Speakers and Q&A: 

Carolyn Wiggins, Fraud Risk Manager, Mobile - Virgin Media

Carolyn has worked in the Telecoms industry for the past 15 years and for Virgin Mobile since prior to its launch in 1999. By using a proactive approach to fraud and its detection Carolyn and her team have managed to reduce the amount of fraud identified on the Mobile side of the Virgin Media business to extremely low levels over the last 6 years. Her team deals with all aspects of Mobile fraud including investigating potentially fraudulent insurance claims. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in dealing with all aspects of Mobile fraud including fraud screening of all transactions made by our customers using credit / debit cards.

Carolyn will look at various aspects of mobile fraud including:
• ID theft - mobile contract applications
• Roaming fraud - high bills generated from stolen phones
• Malware on Smartphones

David Clark, Detective Chief Superintendent, Director of the Economic Crime Directorate at City of London Police

David has served in the City of London Police for 19 years. During his career he has received eight Chief Officer Commendations as well as six other professional commendations. From 2000 - 2008 he led the City Undercover Unit, and then moved to Economic Crime Directorate where he led his teams to remarkable success tackling some of the biggest economic crime threats to the UK. In 2011 he received an award from the US in recognition of partnership work on a global undercover counterfeiting operation, and a Special Commendation for excellence in anti-counterfeiting enforcement. Between 2012 and 2014 David was the Director of the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau.

David will be talking about the issue of fraud on mobile phones from a policing perspective, including trends in the crime and also tips about how to stop yourself becoming a victim, as well as how mobile phones can be used in detecting crime.

19:00 hrs to 21:00hrs

Networking reception with drinks and canapes kindly sponsored by Mischon de Reya

The FWN is extremely grateful to Mishcon de Reya for kindly hosting the event.

To register for this event, please email us at info@fraudwomensnetwork.com. If you'd like to invite guests, they would be welcome to attend at a cost of £5.00 per person which will be donated to our affiliated charity, The Eve Appeal (payment can be made at the event).

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