Director of Education &
Law Enforcement Liason
Barbara Simcox is the Director of Education and Law Enforcement Liaison at Turnkey Risk Solutions. Barbara educates clients about fraud and provides first party fraud education and guidance to law enforcement agencies.
A former Fraud Investigator and leading industry expert, Barbara has contributed to nearly every major synthetic identity and bust out investigation in the United States over the past decade. In her twenty years of experience, she has participated in early industry testing to identify credit bust out and formalized the first credit bust out program at MBNA. In addition, she was a project group leader for the Bank Policy Institute’s (Formally known as BITS -Financial Services Roundtable) industry whitepaper, “Bust Out and Credit Abuse Activities.”
Barbara is a well-respected teacher in the field. She has facilitated financial crime training events for the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), United States Postal Investigation Service (USPIS), United States Secret Services (USSS) and many other federal and state agencies, as well as industries spanning credit card, mortgages, auto lenders, merchant processors, and more.
Before joining TRS, Barbara held various positions in collections, lending, credit risk and fraud investigations at Beneficial National Bank, First Card, MBNA America, Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase.
Barb is a long-standing member if the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI). She is a co-founder and co-chair of the IAFCI Bust Out and Synthetic Identity Fraud Working Group, established in 2012.