Standardisation of Terminology for Locations of Card Data Compromise Devices at ATMsIn June 2015 EAST published a document entitled ‘Standardisation of Terminology for locations of Card Data Compromise devices at ATMs’ to assist with the reporting and analysis of such devices, and to set a common standard for describing the placement of skimming (and shimming) devices.

In order to further promote the usage of the terminology worldwide, the EAST Expert Group on ATM Fraud (EGAF) has agreed that the key descriptions should be openly available on this website.  They can be found on the page Terminology for locations of CDC Devices at ATMs.

This terminology is used in all EAST ATM Fraud Alerts and Fraud Updates and anyone in the industry or law enforcement finding a card data compromise (CDC) device at an ATM is encouraged to use the terminology when making a report.

The full Guidelines are available for download on the EAST Intranet to EAST members (National and Associate),  EAST Associate Membership is free for Law Enforcement Officers.