Third Strategic Meeting on Payment Card Fraud

3rd Strategic Meeting on Payment Card Fraud

EAST presented at the Third Strategic Meeting on Payment Card Fraud (PCF) at the Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) in Bangkok, Thailand.

This event, which was organised by Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) on 13-14 December 2016, provided the law enforcement community with a comprehensive overview of payment card issues such as compromising payment card data, skimming, ATM cashing out, e-commerce and airline frauds. The event, which was co-organised with ASEANAPOL and INTERPOL with the support of the Romanian National Police and the Royal Thai Police, was hosted by the ETDA (public organisation), and the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society.

Thirty law enforcement officers from four EU Member States (Austria, France, Greece, and Romania) and their ASEAN counterparts (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand) participated in the two-day meeting. The private sector was represented by EAST, the Bank of Thailand, representatives from the Thai commercial banks and LiquidNexxus. The ThaiCERT – ETDA facilitated cooperation between the law enforcement community and the Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs).

EAST Executive Director Lachlan Gunn gave an overview of the European ATM Fraud situation and highlighted the issue of losses in the ASEAN region faced by European card issuers.

3rd Strategic PCF MeetingThe aim of the event was to discuss operational achievements in the area of combating cyber fraud and to agree on the steps to follow with regard to security of non-cash means of payment. It focused on the exchange of expertise in the area of prevention and combating ATM/POS fraud, data compromising, ATM malware, and eCommerce fraud. A specific action plan concerning further cross-regional cooperation between European and Asian law enforcement was devised, following recent successful operations between the two parties.

As a result of discussions at the event, and to strengthen inter-regional industry communication to combat terminal and payment security, EAST is in follow up communication with the banking sectors in Indonesia and Thailand.

In March 2016 EAST supported the Second Strategic Meeting on Payment Card Fraud which was held at the Royal Malaysian Police College in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  The meeting was hosted by Europol, INTERPOL and ASEANOPOL with the financial support of the Romanian authorities.

In November 2015 EAST supported the First Strategic Meeting on Payment Card Fraud which was held in the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) and was co-hosted by Europol and INTERPOL with the financial support of the Romanian authorities.

In October 2015 EAST participated in a two-day meeting in Bogota (Colombia) to discuss payment card fraud overseas and money withdrawals in Latin America.

EAST Presents at 2nd Europol Training Course on Payment Card Fraud Forensics and Investigations

Europol PCF Course July 2016 - EASTÚna Dillon, EAST Development Director, presented at the 2nd Europol Training Course on Payment Card Fraud Forensics and Investigations which was held from 11th – 15th July 2016 at the National Spanish Police Academy, Ávila, Spain.

There was a full agenda over the week with work-streams for Forensic Experts and Investigators.

Organised by Jesús Ortega Orisch, Cybercrime Specialist at Europol, the event provided a mixed agenda including presentations from law enforcement agents, forensic experts and representatives from the private sector. There were several networking events organised to help build collaboration between all sectors.

The EAST presentation covered latest statistics from the EAST ATM Crime Report 2015, published in June this year, and details on new scams affecting both ATMs and Point of Sale terminals. Dillon spoke about the benefits of collaboration between private sector and law enforcement agencies. She was endorsed, during the session, by Grzegorz Mazurkiewicz from Europol who has played a key role in developing the excellent relationship between EAST and Europol.

Europol PCF Course July 2016 - Certificates

Those police officers and law enforcement agents representing countries from all over Europe, who were in attendance, were presented with a certificate on finalising their week of intense training.

Second Strategic Meeting on Payment Card Fraud

Second Strategic Meeting on Payment Card FraudEAST represented the private sector at the Second Strategic Meeting on Payment Card Fraud (PCF) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

This event which was organised by Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) on 22-23 March 2016, provided the law enforcement community with a comprehensive overview of the ATM fraud and its migration to Asia.  The event was co-organised with ASEANAPOL, with the cooperation of INTERPOL and the support of the Romanian National Police and the Royal Malaysian Police.

This two-day meeting brought together 25 law enforcement officers from EU Member States (Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Romania and the UK) with their counterparts from the ASEANAPOL community (including Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) to discuss cooperation in preventing and combating this type of crime.

Opening Ceremony 2EAST Executive Director Lachlan Gunn gave an overview of the European ATM Fraud situation and the problem caused by increasing losses in the ASEAN region.

The aim of the event was to increase awareness among experts about all types of non-cash means of payment, including card skimming, ATM malware, internet fraud and eCommerce fraud.  New and unreported modus operandi recently detected by different investigative units were shared between experts and cases involving European criminals active in Asia were discussed,  resulting in the elaboration of operational plans for coordinated actions in a close future.  

In November 2015 EAST supported the First Strategic Meeting on Payment Card Fraud which was held in the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) and was co-hosted by Europol and INTERPOL with the financial support of the Romanian authorities.

In October 2015 EAST participated in a two-day meeting in Bogota (Colombia) to discuss payment card fraud overseas and money withdrawals in Latin America.