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National & Global Fraud Intelligence – 7th EAST Global Congress



The 7th EAST Global Congress took place on Wednesday 12th June 2024 as a hybrid meeting, with some delegates participating online.  The meeting was held in The Hague, hosted by Europol, and chaired by Graham Mott.

EAST is currently celebrating its 20th Anniversary and Graham presented an EAST Award to Ari Partanen of Loomis Automatia Oy in recognition of his significant contribution to EAST and the industry over the past 20 years.  Ari has represented Finland at EAST since the first EAST meeting in 2004 and has been a Director of EAST since 2011.

The key focus of the 7th Global Congress was on the sharing of payment and terminal fraud intelligence (global, regional, national).

Law enforcement overviews were provided by Europol and the Gulf Cooperation Council Police.  Private sector fraud intelligence updates were received from 18 countries, either directly or via regional/global updates by BNP Paribas, HSBC, and Worldline.  Regional updates were also provided for ASP and the GCC.  Each update covered Fraud Types, Fraud Origin, Due Diligence and Physical Attacks (ATM, ATS and CIT).

Discussion focussed on Social Engineering, Impersonation fraud, Authorised Push Payment (APP) fraud, Relay attacks,  and physical attacks against ATMs and other terminals.

Updates from the three EAST Expert Groups were given:

EAST Fraud Update 2-2024 will be produced early next month, based on the country updates provided at the EAST Global Congress.  EAST Fraud, Payment, and Physical Attack Alerts are available on the EAST Intranet to EAST Members.

The 8th EAST Global Congress, scheduled for 8th October 2024, will also be held as a Hybrid Meeting.

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