EAST participates in International Payment Card Fraud Meeting in Singapore

Europol-Interpol- Event 1EAST Executive Director Lachlan Gunn participated in a two-day meeting in Singapore to discuss payment card fraud overseas and money withdrawals in the extended South East Asia region.

The meeting, which took place on 11th and 12th November 2015, was held in the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) and was co-hosted by Europol and INTERPOL in cooperation with the newly appointed Europol Liaison Officer to IGCI, the assistance of the EU Delegation in Singapore and the financial support of the Romanian authorities.

The meeting participants were 18 experts from EU Member States (Bulgaria, France, Germany and Romania) and Asian partners including Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam as well as ASEANAPOL.  EAST provided the law enforcement community with a comprehensive overview of the situation as perceived by the Industry.

The aim of this event was to increase awareness among experts about card skimming and overseas money withdrawals modi operandi and good practices, and identify new logical attacks and ATM and point-of-sales terminals malware. The final objective is to tackle organised crime groups with a view to maintaining a high level of security in Europe as well as all over the world.

More information can be found on the Europol website.

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