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Cifas enters partnership with leading data science specialist Mango Solutions

25 August 2020

CIFAS, THE UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has entered into an innovative new partnership with Mango Solutions to further enhance its intelligence capabilities for members and the wider fraud prevention community.

Mango Solutions is a leading data science consultancy specialising in the use of advanced analysis to deliver value from data by enabling informed decision-making and helping businesses build their data science capabilities. It’s one of the largest data science consultancies of its kind in the UK and internationally recognised for its proven track record and expertise in data science and data engineering.

As part of this new partnership, Mango Solutions will help Cifas build and enhance its existing intelligence capabilities, as well as further deepen its understanding of crime networks involved in fraud.

Cifas intelligence is used to identify fraud activity, organised crime networks and emerging fraud types. It’s shared with Cifas members and law enforcement agencies to help detect, prevent and tackle fraud. By using Mango Solutions’ data science capabilities and expertise, Cifas will be able to employ this intelligence more effectively and efficiently in order to help identify current and emerging fraud threats.

Not only will this data be used to inform Cifas members and the wider fraud prevention community, but also strengthen Cifas’ position as a compelling thought leader in the field of fraud, while at the same time influencing its thinking and impacting major decisions around fraud prevention.

Nick Downing, chief intelligence officer for Cifas, said: “Fraud continues to evolve and criminals are collaborating and moving at an alarming pace. On that basis, it’s crucial that we continue to innovate and remain in a strong position to tackle the ever-changing nature of fraud.”

Downing added: “Mango Solutions is at the cutting edge of data science and data engineering. Working together will not only help us to enhance our existing intelligence, but also assist us to really understand what the art of the possible could look like.”

Rich Pugh, co-founder and chief data scientist at Mango Solutions, responded: “Thanks to the remarkable impact of data sharing and analysis, fraud loss prevention by Cifas members now exceeds £14 billion. To maintain this trajectory, we’re thrilled to be working in partnership with Cifas to introduce data science initiatives that will add value for its members through reducing and, ultimately, preventing fraud.”

Pugh concluded: “The initial key focus areas will include reducing the number of false positives to improve matching when searching the National Fraud database, improving Cifas members’ understanding of the data and providing further intelligence based on specific data, such as emerging crime patterns.”