EAST participates in International Payment Card Fraud Meeting in Bogota

Bogota PCF MeetingRui Carvalho, EAST Director and national representative for Portuguese National Member SIBs (Sociedade Interbancaria de Servicos S.A.), participated in a two-day meeting in Bogota (Colombia) to discuss payment card fraud overseas and money withdrawals in Latin America.

The meeting, which took place on 28th and 29th October 2015, was organised by Europol in cooperation with the Colombian authorities (Policia Nacional and its Liaison Bureau at Europol) with the financial support of the Romanian authorities.

The meeting participants were 26 experts from EU Member States (Spain, Portugal and Romania), the United States and Latin America (Colombia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Chile).

The aim of the meeting was to increase awareness on card skimming and related overseas cash withdrawals, to share best practices, and to identify new logical attacks and malware targeting ATMs and Point-of-Sales (POS) Terminals.

A number of panel discussions took place to help improve the cooperation of police and judicial organisations in this area.  EAST participated in these discussions, along with representatives from the banking sector, the Colombian Prosecutor’s office and AMERIPOL, which provided an essential multi-stakeholder approach to fighting this transnational organised crime.

More information can be found on the Europol website.

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