Former Secret Service agent Michael Dawson joins GeoComply’s risk services team

April 11, 2023
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Dawson will take on the role of Law Enforcement Liaison.

Fraud and risk solutions provider GeoComply has recruited cybercrime expert Michael Dawson to its Risk Services team. He will serve as a Law Enforcement Liaison as part of his duties with the company.

GeoComply Solutions is globally known for its Ground Truth Geolocation data platform, which services millions of devices around the world through its proprietary system.

Its solutions are tailored for the gaming industry, as well as for media, entertainment, financial services and cryptocurrency.

Group Director of Risk Services Danny DiRienzo explained the importance of enhancing fraud detection technology and the continuing necessity of incorporating a human element in the process.

He said: “While automating fraud alerts is a big part of what we do to protect our customers, we have found that machines still don’t learn as fast as fraud evolves.

“Our fraud-fighting capabilities are therefore rooted in a blend of human analysis meshed with the very best that data science can provide.”

Dawson worked as US Secret Service Special Agent for 23 years prior to joining GeoComply and has extensive experience investigating in the areas of cybercrime, fraud and money laundering that is specifically related to cryptocurrencies. 

Dawson commented on joining the GeoComply team by saying: “This feels like such a good fit for me because it allows me to continue the fight against fraud using GeoComply’s cutting-edge technology.

“Geolocation is such an effective tool. If more of the banks and platforms I helped had used GeoComply, it would have made investigations a lot simpler and the life of the criminals a lot harder.” 

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