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Payfone to Make Announcement During Digital Identity Panel Discussion at Mobile World Congress Americas 2018

September 12, 2018
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The digital identity authentication leader will be joined by partners and clients from the mobile, banking, and healthcare sectors to share how they are collaborating to prevent fraud and solve real world challenges by reducing barriers for consumer engagement


LOS ANGELES (September 12, 2018) – Digital identity authentication leader Payfone announced that it will be joined by partners Early Warning Services, LLC and the GSMA, and client, higi, for a panel discussion at Mobile World Congress Americas 2018 today in Los Angeles. Entitled #BetterTogether: Breaking Down Digital Identity Barriers to Solve Real World Problems, the conversation will focus on how Payfone is facilitating the collaboration of companies from the mobile and banking sectors  to solve today’s most challenging fraud problems and unlock solutions that improve consumer experience and enhance security while reducing operating expense and barriers to engagement. Payfone will also be making an important announcement around its proprietary Payfone ID, a unique tokenized identifier that allows for private, persistent, portable and protected digital identity, at the event.


The panel will take place at 1:20pm Pacific Time in the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center and will be part of a larger Mobile Connect seminar organized by the GSMA entitled Reducing Fraud through Secure Authentication and ID Verification Services. The conversation will be moderated by Marie Austenaa, VP and Head of Identity Business Development at the GSMA, and panelists include Rodger Desai, CEO of Payfone; Eric Woodward, Group President of Risk Solutions, Early Warning; and Dr. Khan Siddiqui, Founder and CTO of higi.


Payfone will also be demonstrating how clients are already using its patented digital identity authentication technology to enable use cases such as instant issuance, SIM swap and porting fraud prevention, and passwordless login with enhanced security at GSMA Innovation City, which will run from September 12-14 during Mobile World Congress Americas 2018.


For live updates from the panel discussion and GSMA Innovation City, follow Payfone on Twitter and LinkedIn.


About Payfone

Payfone is the leading digital identity authentication provider for the connected world. The world’s largest banks, insurers, brokerages and technology companies trust Payfone to accelerate revenue by thwarting digital identity theft with real-time, passive identity authentication and predictive identity confidence through our proprietary Trust Score. Our solutions enable consumers and businesses to transact with trust. Learn more at and


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