Image shows a person using their hands to cover their PIN at an ATMFind information here about the European ATM Security Team (EAST). EAST has set up an international network in order to help improve public/private sector cross-border cooperation in the fight against organized cross-border crime.

While the main focus of EAST is on ATMs, the Group also focuses on all terminals that have a direct impact on crime perpetrated at ATM locations.

EAST National Members represent countries within the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), as well as others by special arrangement, and active links are maintained with both Europol and Eurojust.   For the purposes of  sharing information and crime statistics, EAST is now looking to connect with organisations outside of  SEPA .

EAST produces:

  • Half year and Full year European ATM Crime Reports to provide interested parties with an overview of the European ATM crime situation. (These are compiled from statistics provided by the EAST membership, as well as from other industry sources)
  • Three European Fraud Updates each year, based on reports provided by National Members at each of the three EAST meetings.
  • Lists of devices and systems for the benefit of Industry stakeholders.
  • EAST ATM Fraud Alerts for National and Associate Members

In addition, EAST has produced a report on ATM fraud on a European level, which is part of the ATM Fraud Prevention Expert Group (FPEG) report within the European Commission.

EAST holds both open and closed events.  More information can be found on the Events Page.

To access EAST outputs it is necessary to join as an Associate Member or to subscribe to EAST (individuals only – no access to EAST ATM Fraud Alerts)

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EAST Associate Membership

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