Online Course 32/2022: Combating Card Fraud

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Online Course 32/2022: Combating Card Fraud
14 November 2022 to 25 November 2022

The aim of the activity is to enhance the fight against non-cash payment fraud:

  • by improving cooperation and sharing experiences about newest investigative methods linked to crimes in the field of the skimming devices and non-cash payment fraud investigations;
  • by developing skills for the collection of forensic evidence in the field of payment card fraud, namely the skimming and a special perspective of the card not present (CNP) fraud related issue, the Darknet;
  • and by improving national and cross-border operational capacity on countering ATM attacks.

After completion of the training activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe investigative methods on card skimming at an ATM or malware attack on a point of sales (POS) or on other type of online payment fraud;
  • Describe forensic methods on the collection and preservation of electronic evidence from online environment and from physical devices which contain relevant data related to credit cards;
  • Understand developments in skimming and CNP and use new investigation and evidence collection techniques in particular for cases related to skimming and CNP/ Darknet;
  • Share examples of cooperation with non-governmental and business sector partners;
  • Make the international cooperation more dynamic and enhance the efficiency of collaboration;
  • Identify, prevention and repression initiatives applied in the EU concerning ATM attacks including the relevant cross-border co-operation.

The learning process highlights a learner-centred approach and will consist of:

  • Independent Learning: reviewing case studies, live sessions, watching webinars, studying reading material – 20 hours;
  • Contact Learning via online forums: forum discussion with other participants, exchange of good practices – 10 hours;

The course will be held entirely in English, therefore it is essential that nominated officials possess appropriate language skills (at least B2 level). The entire activity will be carried out online hence the physical presence of participants will not be required.

The course will be delivered over a period of 10 days. Participants are expected to study around 2 hours per day during this period While there is no specific time slot when participants shall be available for completing the course tasks, they should follow the course continuously on a daily basis. Presence during live sessions is mandatory.


In case you are interested to attend, please contact your local CEPOL National Unit / CEPOL National Contact Point as soon as possible. Deadline for nominations by CEPOL National Units: 28 October 2022.

Selected participants have to be registered to CEPOL's online Law Enforcement Education platform LEEd where the online activity will take the place.

Target Audience: 

Law enforcement officers involved in the analysis and/or investigation of payment card fraud and online payment fraud (phishing, CNP).

Virtual, accessible through CEPOL's eLearning platform LEEd (after approved registration)


Office address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1066 Budapest
Ó utca 27

Correspondence address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1903 Budapest

Email address

Telephone: +36 1 803 8030/8031

Fax: +36 1 803 8032