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Richard De Vere made this Freedom of Information request to Office of Communications

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Richard De Vere

Dear Office of Communications,

On your website you state part of Ofcom's role is:

"To help make sure people don’t get scammed and are protected from bad practices. This is particularly important for vulnerable or older people."

To this effect, I would like to receive further information regarding the changes to the Mobile Number Portability Process (MNP) and your support in the new process that allows mobile numbers to be ported with a text message. I would like to receive information that shows evidence of consultation regarding the security implications of changing this service.

If you can not provide evidence of this in an open and transparent fashion, my request can be broken down in to simpler questions that I would like answering individually.

1. How much did you spend on security consultation regarding the new MNP process?

2. Who received payment, of any kind, for their role in MNP Process security consultation?

3. Why in your position as a regularity body, responsible for public safety in this arena have you made the MNP Process easier for criminals to exploit?

4. Do you intend to help malicious social engineers with their endeavours to exploit innocent people again in the future, if so how much do you intend to spend supporting criminals?

Yours faithfully,

Richard De Vere

Jerin John, Office of Communications

Reference: 00738235
05/07/2019 09:53
Riverside House
2a Southwark Bridge Road
London SE1 9HA

Jerin John
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Freedom of Information request

Dear Richard De Vere,

Thank you for your request for information about Mobile Number Portability
Process. Your request was received on 03/07/2019.

Where we hold the information you have requested we will endeavour to answer
your request in full and within 20 Working Days.

If we are unable to provide the information requested, we will explain why the
information has not been provided.

If you have any queries then please
contact [1][Ofcom request email].
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future

Yours sincerely,
Jerin John



Our mailing address is:
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Richard De Vere

Dear Jerin John,

Whilst you have exceeded your own self imposed deadline of 20 days, may I remind you that we now near the deadline imposed by the ICO.

Freedom of information requests are not a courtesy provided by an organisation. They are a vital piece of legislation, endorsed by parliament to enable people like my self to gain transparency and reveal corruption.

I await your response to my original questions.

Yours sincerely,

Richard De Vere

Information Requests, Office of Communications

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Dear Mr De Vere,


Please find attached our response to your request for information.


Yours sincerely


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