Vodacom and Evina unite to fight mobile fraud

Vodacom, SA’s leading network has taken a major step forward in mobile user safety by partnering with cybersecurity for mobile payments company, Evina.

Mobile users in Africa’s most advanced economy will now join the ranks of the tens of millions of consumers globally that are protected daily by Evina’s payments technology.

In recent years, the South African mobile industry has attracted a large number of fraudsters leading to a substantial increase in user complaint rates. These frequent fraudulent attacks are due to the fact that a large number of the African population uses a cellular phone, especially as a mobile payment method. Fraudsters are never far from where mobile transactions are. In South Africa alone, the country fraud rate recorded by Evina’s fraud sensors was 23.53% with clickjacking being the most fraudulent technique used to defraud mobile users in the first quarter of 2021. This region is a playground for new and extremely sophisticated fraud techniques that are difficult to spot unless using advanced technology

In this context, Vodacom has partnered with Evina to secure mobile transactions via Evina’s set of anti-fraud solutions that include DCBprotect and Eyewitness. DCBprotect detects bots that attempt to make fraudulent transactions whereas Eyewitness records fraudulent behaviour on payment pages to give proof to Vodacom’s partners of any bot-related activity.

Evina offers the most advanced cybersecurity technology for mobile payments and currently blocks over 16 million transactions in more than 70 countries worldwide. Evina is a recognized player in the mobile ecosystem and has been awarded various prestigious accolades such as the Best Financial Clearing Solution from Juniper Research and Best Carrier Billing Fraud Solution at the Global Carrier Billing Summit 2020.

David Lotfi, CEO & Founder of Evina: “We strive to work with mobile players that share our vision of fraud being a serious issue that needs to be dealt with – and soon. By integrating our anti-fraud solution into its operations, Vodacom with its large African network of mobile users, has confirmed that it too shares our values and wishes to create a fraud-free mobile payment ecosystem. This makes deploying the best technology worldwide, for the protection of South African mobile users, effortless.”

“The protection of our customers against all forms of fraudulent activity is our top priority. We are constantly striving to eradicate any potential mobile fraud on our network by updating and enhancing our controls to give customers peace of mind whilst enjoying seamless connectivity through their mobile phones. Introducing DCBprotect as solution is testament to our efforts to stay ahead of fraudsters and create a fraud free digital environment. We believe that early detection and blocking of any form of criminality on our network is in the interest of our customers and ultimately the Vodacom brand” said Mariam Cassim Chief Officer of Vodacom Financial and Digital Services.

Joanna Cox is speaking at the Global Carrier Billing Summit

Carrier Billing Summit Panel with aimm members 6th October

The Global Carrier Billing Summit begins tomorrow and aimm will feature prominently through the afternoon (6th October).

Joanna Cox our General Manager will be conducting an interview with Ana-Rosa Broster from Telefonica discussing ‘Building and balancing consumer confidence with the ease of doing business‘, she then takes part in a lively panel discussion with our Vice Chair Rob Weisz from Fonix, Joel Stern from Global and Peter Garside from EE, discussing how industry can lower the barrier for entry for new merchants.

Then don’t forget to tune in for the Carrier Billing Awards at the end of the afternoon where the winners from across the awards categories will be announced.

aimm members can claim their 10% discount off their passes by using our Media Partnership discount code: AIMM10

 

Award Nominations close today!

The Global Direct Carrier Billing Awards, taking place on 6 October during Global Carrier Billing Summit, will celebrate the past year’s most impressive industry achievements and developments as well as the innovative individuals driving Carrier Billing success!

Entering and winning a prestigious Global Carrier Billing Summit award guarantees that you will be seen as a leader in your field and will benefit from increased business opportunities and, especially this year, improved team morale and motivation.

PLUS, this year, it is FREE to enter! Entries close on the 8th September so don’t miss out!

aimm is Chairing this afternoon at Carrier Billing Summit

If you are heading to the Carrier Billing Summit today remember to keep an eye out for our General Manager Joanna Cox who will be Chairing some of the proceedings today.

You can find Joanna speaking across the afternoon at the sessions featured below:

Global Carrier Billing Summit 2018 – tickets still available

As the only, global, focused event specifically made for the Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) ecosystem, the Summit is a must-attend event for all mobile payments and VAS specialists, digital merchants, operators and businesses who are looking to expand their portfolio into the DCB space, which has shown steady growth over the last few years.

Taking place this 25-26 September at the Millennium Gloucester in London, this event will be covering both developed and emerging markets, the Summit showcases operator case studies, merchant perspectives, partnership models and innovative examples from other payments providers who can partner or inspire the carrier billing community. You can find out more about the summit from here: https://bit.ly/2xwTGqs

MEMBER DISCOUNT

aimm members can get a 10% discount on their 2 day pass prices by using the link: https://tmt.knect365.com/global-carrier-billing-summit/purchase/select-package?vip_code=GCBAIMM10

The discount will be applied once you click on the Add to Basket button.

If you are an operator or merchant you could qualify for a free pass to attend the summit.

To apply for your pass click here: https://bit.ly/2xwTGqs