On 29 June 2017 EAST Development Director Rui Carvalho presented at the third edition of the Europol Training Course on Payment Card Fraud Forensics and Investigations at the Spanish National Police Academy in Ávila, Spain. His talk gave an overview of EAST and covered ATM Crime and Transaction Fraud in Europe from the perspective of the private sector.
The Europol training, which ran from 26 to 30 June 2017, focused on the forensic examination of skimming devices, payment card and ATM malware forensics, as well as investigative techniques to target criminal networks responsible for international payment fraud incidents.
The majority of participants were experts in forensically-examining skimming equipment and electronics, and investigators in payment fraud. During the course, they took part in specific sessions that included card-not-present and card-present fraud modus operandi, trends and threats for investigators, as well as tools for payment card analysis. The course also provided common sessions, workshops and networking events with the private sector.