14 Oct 2011

INDEPENDENT ID FRAUD EXPERT AVAILABLE TO COMMENT FOR NATIONAL IDENTITY FRAUD PREVENTION WEEK

INDEPENDENT ID FRAUD EXPERT AVAILABLE TO COMMENT FOR NATIONAL IDENTITY FRAUD PREVENTION WEEK

17th-21st October 2011

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 during National Identity Fraud Prevention Week.

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: Wendy Harrison, Louise Fowler, Clare Watson
020 8977 9132 or email louise@harrisonsadler.com

He can also be contacted direct at the weekend on 07710 844518