29 May 2012

INDEPENDENT ID FRAUD EXPERT AVAILABLE TO COMMENT AS OPERATION STIMTONE AIMS TO TRACK DOWN ECONOMIC CRIME IN LONDON

INDEPENDENT ID FRAUD EXPERT AVAILABLE TO COMMENT AS OPERATION STIMTONE AIMS TO TRACK DOWN ECONOMIC CRIME IN LONDON

London, 29th May 2012 - Neil Munroe who is both External Affairs Director, Equifax and Chair of the Identity Fraud Communications Awareness Group (IFCAG) is available to provide expert comment on ID fraud and theft issues as Police launch a major new operation to crack down on economic crime in London. Operation Stimtone will target those involved in money laundering, identity fraud, handling stolen goods and conspiracy to defraud.

As a long-standing member of the Identity Fraud Communications Awareness Group, which has been in existence for more than 5 years, Neil has a broad understanding of the wide diversity of identity crimes that now appear to threaten the financial stability of consumers and businesses. In his capacity as External Affairs Director at Equifax he has been at the forefront of identifying new trends in ID fraud and theft, such as the risks in social networking. On behalf of Equifax, he is also involved with various ID fraud prevention initiatives being led by the National Fraud Authority.

With over 20 years experience working within Equifax’s consumer information services business and the credit referencing industry as a whole, he has first hand knowledge of key credit industry sectors including Financial Services, Mail Order, Retail and Utilities and has been actively involved in initiatives to tackle the threat of ID fraud to consumers and the businesses serving them. He has knowledge of a wide range of ID fraud issues including:

  • Account Take Over
  • Deceased Fraud
  • Bin Raiding
  • ‘Phishing’
  • Mobile Phone theft and account take over
  • The risks of fraud through social networking
  • Corporate Identity Fraud

He has also appeared on a number of high profile broadcast media including:

  • BBC News
  • ITV News
  • Sky News
  • Five News
  • BBC Working Lunch
  • BBC Inside Out
  • This Morning
  • BBC Newsnight
  • Independent Radio News
  • BBC Radio Five Live
  • BBC Moneybox
  • BBC Radio Four
  • BBC Radio Manchester
  • BBC Radio South East

Neil Munroe can be contacted at the Equifax Press Office:
HSL: Louise Fowler, Clare Watson or Wendy Harrison 020 8977 9132 or email louise@harrisonsadler.com