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Fraud and counterfeiting: non-cash means of payment

The Commission launched in October 2004 a new Action Plan (2004-2007) to prevent fraud on non-cash means of payment. This new plan follows an earlier similar plan (2001-2003). This site provides further information on both plans and other initiatives undertaken by the Commission, sometimes in cooperation with other parties, to prevent and reduce fraud and counterfeiting of non-cash means of payment and related organised financial crime.

News

28.04.2008  Report on the implementation of the 2004-2007 Action Plan

Action Plan 2004-2007   

28.04.2008Report on the implementation of the 2004-2007 Action Plan
25.10.2004Communication from the Commission
A new EU Action Plan 2004-2007 to prevent fraud on non-cash means of payment
 Press release Choose translations of the previous link 

Action Plan 2001-2003 and the 1998 Communication

25.10.2004  Report on the implementation of the EU Fraud Prevention Action Plan 2001-2003 on non-cash means of paymentpdf Choose translations of the previous link 
09.02.2001Communication of the Commission on preventing fraud and counterfeiting of non-cash means of payment and EU Fraud Prevention Action Plan 2001-2003 - COM(2001)11
 Press Release: Commission unveils plans to tackle payment card fraud and counterfeiting
01.07.1998Communication from the Commission - A framework for action on combating fraud and counterfeiting on non cash means of payment - COM(1998)395
 Press Release: Choose translations of the previous link Fraud - Commission proposes a broad framework to counter abuse of non-cash payments

Legislation

01.12.2005Legislation on payments
28.05.2001Council Framework Decision 2001/413/JHA combating fraud and counterfeiting of non-cash means of payment
02.03.2005  Data sharing on fraud prevention
At the request of EU banks and with the mediation of the Commission, the data protection working partyhave drawn up and endorsed new guidelines on the use of databases which contain information on credit card fraud taking place at merchants. The guidelines will provide the banking sector with greater legal certainty when transferring relevant information across the EU and will help prevent further credit card fraud. They will also ensure that adequate privacy safeguards are maintained.
 

Conferences, seminars, workshop and fora

22.11.2006Conference on "Maintaining the integrity of identities and payments: Two challenges for fraud prevention" - November 2006" 
8-9.03.2006Seminar (TAIEX) on payment fraud  
18.09.2003Commission conference and study highlight security issues and assess public perception 
16.09.2003Conference "Payments and Confidence" 
25-26.03.2003  EU Card ForumSummarypdf Choose translations of the previous link   
10-11.12.2001Seminar (TAIEX) on payment fraudAgendapdf Choose translations of the previous link 
18.05.2001

 

Workshop on educational material for retailers   
(Regular)EU Forum for the prevention of Organised Crime  

Studies

  • Study on user identification methods in card payments, e-payments and mobile payments (December 2007)
    • Disclaimer PDFEnglish
    • Executive summary PDFEnglish
    • Part 1: Assessment of best and most used identification technologies from a security point of view PDFEnglish
    • Annexes to Part 1 PDFEnglish
    • Part 2: Assessment of user friendliness of identification methods PDFEnglishPDFEnglishPDFEnglishPDFEnglish
    • Part 3: Comparison of findings with the 2003 study on the security of e-payments PDFEnglish
    • Part 4: Regulatory, contractual and commercial barriers PDF - 1.07 MbEnglish
    • Part 5: Recommendations PDF - 1.07 MbEnglish
    • Presentation of the study at the FPEG meeting of 19.12.2007
  • Study on the security of e-payments (2003)
    • Press release: Commission conference and study highlight security issues and assess public perception
    • Study on the Security of Payment Products and Systems in the 15 Member States PDF - 1.07 MbEnglish
    • Appendices to the Final report  PDF - 1.06 MbEnglish
    • Key Conclusions and Glossary PDF 29 KBEnglish

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