EAST Publishes Fraud Update 2-2020

EAST has just published its second Fraud Update for 2020. This is based on country crime updates given by representatives of 20 countries in the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), and 8 non-SEPA countries, at the 1st (virtual) EAST Interim Meeting held on 10th June 2020.  For this meeting EAST adopted a new template for country reporting which means that data analysis can be more accurately assessed across the key reporting headings, as shown below.

The following countries supplied full or partial information for this Update:

Armenia, Austria; Belgium; Bermuda; Canada; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Italy; Liechtenstein; Luxembourg; Malta; Mexico; Netherlands; Norway; Portugal; Romania; Russia; Slovakia; South Africa; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Turkey; Ukraine; United Kingdom.

FRAUD TYPE

EAST Fraud Update

To date in 2020 the EAST Payments Task Force (EPTF) has published one related Payment Alert and the EAST Expert Group on All Terminal Fraud (EGAF) has published five related Fraud Alerts.

EAST Fraud Update

FRAUD ORIGIN

EAST Fraud Update

To date in 2020 the EPTF has published three related Payment Alerts.

To date in 2020 EAST EGAF has published ten related Fraud Alerts.

DUE DILIGENCE

PHYSICAL ATTACKS

To date in 2020 the EAST Expert Group on ATM & ATS Physical Attacks (EGAP) has published three related Physical Attack Alerts.

The full European Fraud Update is available to EAST Members (National, Global and Associate).

Information on the Fraud Definitions and Terminology used by EAST can be found as follows:

FRAUD  DEFINITIONS

FRAUD TERMINOLOGY

TERMINAL FRAUD DEFINITIONS

TERMINOLOGY FOR LOCATIONS OF CDC DEVICES AT ATMS AND OTHER TERMINALS

TERMINAL PHYSICAL ATTACK DEFINITIONS AND TERMINOLOGY

EAST publishes ATM Physical Security Guidelines

ATM Physical Security GuidelinesEAST has published a document entitled ‘ATM Physical Security Guidelines.’

These Guidelines have been put together by members of the EAST Expert Group on ATM Physical Attacks (EGAP).

An ATM physical attack is defined as one where the criminals’ aim is obtain the cash from within the ATM, either entirely or partially, through a breach in the safe or ATM’s mechanism, or as it is being delivered.  It excludes attacks which are aimed getting relatively small amounts of cash such as cash trapping and also system attacks where the ATM does un-authorised transactions and functions, for example malware or system penetration.  These would be classed as “Fraud”.

ATM Physical attacks come in three main categories, Ram Raid, ATM Burglary and Robbery (ATM replenishment attack).

The document, which is designed to help ATM operators, ATM network operators and Law Enforcement, covers three main themes for the various physical attack types:

  • Identification
  • Advice for Police and Law Enforcement attending the scene
  • Prevention

These ATM Physical Security Guidelines are available for download on the EAST Intranet to EAST members (National and Associate), and there is a version available for wider circulation.  EAST Associate Membership is free for Law Enforcement Officers.