Callsign and CKH IOD Team Up to Enhance Fraud Detection

  • Digital identity focused innovation goes beyond the traditional password to help protect customers from fraud
  • Three UK will be the first 3 Group operator to partner with Callsign to deliver enhanced fraud prevention for its customers

LONDON, [April 09, 2019] – Callsign, a London-based company at the forefront of the identity revolution, has joined forces with CKH Innovations Opportunities Development (CKH IOD), a unit of CK Hutchison’s telecom division, to enhance fraud detection and prevention for the benefit of CK Hutchison’s 3 Group customers.

Three UK will be the first 3 Group operator, and the first mobile operator in the UK, to enable Callsign’s enhanced customer protection technology.

The Callsign solution improves fraud mitigation by providing additional customer ID verification to banks, based on specific fraud risk triggers notified by Three UK. This can help protect customers from fraudsters who use fraudulent means, such as email or phishing scams, to obtain an individual’s personal data deceptively and use it to gain access to their phone number and bank account.

The combination of Callsign’s enhanced ID detection technology with Three UK’s customer insight means that it can help identify when a fraudster may have accessed a genuine mobile subscriber‘s phone number.

“We are committed to helping our customers who want to protect themselves from online fraud and enabling customer authentication and ID verification solutions that are secure for the individual and trusted by service providers” said Susan Buttsworth, CEO at CKH IOD. “Our partnership with Callsign will help improve SIM-swap and call-divert fraud detection for our customers.”

“For years now, I have been helping banks fight fraud, especially as they realise the fallibility of the password. As mobile banking has taken over, at Callsign we are increasingly working with the mobile industry to help them protect their customers from banking fraud,” said Ryan Gosling, Head of Partnerships at Callsign, who has deep experience working with both financial institutions and mobile operators. “By adding Three UK’s intelligence with Callsign’s intelligence, we can offer the most robust solution on the market”.

About Callsign

Callsign is a Great British technology company. With roots firmly grounded in the Northwest of England, home of the industrial revolution, Callsign is driving the identity revolution. We have seen technology making people’s lives easier, but believe it is equally important that it makes people’s lives better, and so we are committed to being the best people we can be at work, at home, and within our community. Callsign’s Intelligence Driven Authentication uses multiple data items to recognise users through deep learning insights derived across device, location and behaviour.

To learn more about Callsign and how it is helping provide a replicable blueprint for businesses around the globe to intelligently protect against threats in real-time in any region where fraud occurs, visit: https://www.callsign.com/.

About CKH IOD

CKH Innovations Opportunities Development is a telecom unit and international development hub of CK Hutchison Holdings, creating international and global technological innovations that are built on one of CK Hutchison's strongest assets, our mobile networks.

Our collaborative approach combined with our world-class network and experience means we are best placed to help our customers design, adapt, develop and scale solutions faster.

For more information, please visit www.ckhiod.com.

About 3 Group

The 3 Group, which is part of the conglomerate CK Hutchison, serves almost 130 million customers globally using networks built for fast mobile data. The 3 Group and its affiliated companies operate mobile networks in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Ireland, Macau, Sri Lanka, Sweden, UK and Vietnam.

About Three UK

Three UK is a communications company focused on connecting people to people, people to things and things to things.

Today, Three UK has more than 10 million customers who use over 3.5 times more mobile data than the industry average. Our network covers over 99% of the UK population.

Three UK has the leading 5G spectrum portfolio holding more than the rest of the industry combined. Three is the only operator able to meet the IMT 2020 standard for full 5G services.

Three UK was voted the Best Network for Data at the Mobile Choice Consumer Awards, as well as Best Network for Roaming by uSwitch, and the Best High Street Retailer at the Mobile Industry Awards. We have a Net Promoter Score of +15, the best of any UK network, alongside +21 score for Employee Net Promoter Score, reflecting a high level of employee engagement.

Three UK is part of the CK Hutchison group of companies. We employ more than 4,000 people across our offices in Maidenhead, Glasgow and Reading and our 300 retail stores.

For more information visit www.three.co.uk.

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