EGAFThe EAST Expert Group on All Terminal Fraud (EAST EGAF) is a European specialist expert forum for discussion of all Terminal related fraud trends, fraud methodologies and counter-measures, and for the provision of guidelines and other documents for the benefit of the industry and Law Enforcement.

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

The areas to be covered from a terminal fraud perspective include:

  • PIN Security
  • Card Security
  • Transaction Security
  • Protection of the ATM and Payment Terminal against tampering and the placement of unauthorised connections and devices.
  • Discussion on seized criminal devices
  • Promotion of best practice in the technical prevention of crime at ATM and Payment terminal locations
  • Sharing of information relating to the technical prevention of crime at other payment terminal locations

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).


EAST EGAF has produced terminology for for locations of Card Data Compromise (CDC) Devices at ATMs and other Terminals