EAST EGAF LogoThe EAST Expert Group on ATM Fraud (EAST EGAF) is a European specialist expert forum for discussion of ATM related fraud trends, fraud methodologies and counter-measures.

EAST EGAF formulates and co-ordinates joint actions from stakeholders from across the ATM industry in Europe (and from outside Europe as required) to share information and best practice, with a view to reducing the levels of ATM related fraud.

The areas to be covered from an ATM fraud perspective include:

  • Threats, i.e. new techniques and equipment
  • PIN, Card & Transaction Security
  • Protection of the ATM against tampering and the placement of unauthorised connections and devices.
  • Discussion on seized criminal devices (with input from forensic experts)
  • Promotion of best practice in the technical prevention of crime at ATM locations
  • Sharing of information relating to the technical prevention of crime at other payment terminal locations with a view to reducing the levels of ATM related fraud.

EAST EGAF meets three times each year.  It is a closed group – membership is by invitation only and is restricted to individuals from EAST member organisations (National and Associate).