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The Global Anti-Scam Summit America 2024

 

November 19-20 | Washington DC, USA

Online scams are the most reported type of crime. Most countries now state that between 20%-50% of all crimes reported are related to online fraud. This is only the tip of the iceberg, as only 7% of all scam victims report the crime to law enforcement. With nearly $1.026 trillion lost last year, affecting 1-in-4 individuals worldwide, fast action is required.

On November 19-20 in Washington DC, USA, the Global Anti-Scam Summit (GASS) America will take place. The goal of the Summit is to bring governments, consumer & financial authorities, law enforcement, brand protection agencies, and (cybersecurity) companies together to share knowledge and define joint actions to protect consumers from getting scammed.

The inaugural GASS America follows the Global Anti-Scam Summit Europe, held in June 2024 that saw participation from more than 1,200 virtual and 400 physical guests from 100+ countries. GASS Asia will be similarly organized in hybrid style. Last year's event focused on further defining the 10 Recommendations to Turn the Tide on Scams, underscoring the imperative for unified action against the increasingly sophisticated networks behind online scams.

In 2024, there will be three GASS events, with editions spanning three continents for the first time in our history. America and Asia will each host their own GASS event, with the European GASS entering its 5th year. GASS Asia aims to fortify the global network of anti-scam forces by fostering collaboration.

 

Together, these stakeholders can pool resources, share intelligence, and devise coordinated strategies to disrupt and dismantle the intricate networks perpetrating online scams. Only through concerted and unified action can we effectively combat the pervasive threat of online fraud.

Pre-Summit
"Dutch Drinks":
June 23, 2024

Hosted by the Dutch Banking Association and Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice

Venue: The Green Man Bar, Rue des Chapeliers 20, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Time: 20:00–22:00

Day 1 Event Schedule:
November 19, 2024

Online & Physically at SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre, Belgium

09:05
Els Bruggeman, Euroconsumers
Opening by EuroConsumers
Ayelet Biger-Levin, Board Member, Global Anti-Scam Alliance
Virtual Chair
09:10
Jorij Abraham, Managing Director, Global Anti-Scam Alliance (GASA)
The State of Scams in 2024
09:25
Pieter
Experiences of an Investment Scam Victim
09:40
Joc Cing Tay, Vice President of Engineering, Gogolook
Combating Scams: Strategies and Predictions
10:00
Global State of Scams Panel Discussion
Representatives outline what is being done to combat scams worldwide
Glen Prichard, Chief Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering, UNODC
Chaired by United Nations
Remi Afon, Executive Director, Golegit Africa
Africa
Rafael Fernandes, Prosecutor & Chief Planning Officer - Prosecution Office of the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Americas
Aileen Yap, Assistant Director, Singapore Police, Anti-Scam Command
Asia
Toby Evans, Head of Economic Crime, Australian Payments Network (AusPayNet)
Australasia
10:50
Break
11:20
How to Protect Consumers Better: 3 Tech Pitches - Panel Discussion
Daniel E. Thomas, Co-Founder and CEO, Zerid
Stefan, Chief Technology Officer, ScamAdviser
Razvan Costache, Director of Innovation - B2C, Bitdefender
11:40
Julia Smeekes, Coordinating Policy Officer - Ministry of Justice and Security, Netherlands
The Dutch Integrated Approach on Scams
12:00
Miguel De Bruycker, Managing Director General, Center for Cyber ​​security Belgium
How Belgium Keeps Its Citizens Safe From Scams
12:20
Andrea Leask, Netsafe NZ
Netsafe NZ’s approach to remediation for scam victims
12:40
Frederiek Burlage & Ruben van Well, Netherlands Police
The Trinity of Victim Notification
13:00
Lunch Powered by Centre for CyberSecurity Belgium
14:00
Workshop 1: Ask Not What Consumers Can Do, but What You Can Do for Consumers
Hosted by Euroconsumers
Els Bruggeman, Head - Policy and Enforcement, Euroconsumers
Chair
Liz Coll, Director, Connected Consumers
Co-Chair
1.1 Scam Victim Interview
How Could You Have Been Helped More?
Ayleen Charlotte, Tinder Swindler Victim
14:10
1.2 Beyond Education and Awareness
Panel Discussion
Abigail Bishop, Head - External Relations (Scam Prevention), Amazon
Kate Bedwell, Global Senior Law Enforcement Assistance Manager, Vodafone
Devrajan Bala, Director, Scam Public Education Office, Singapore Police Force
Jordi Iparraguirre, Innovation Manager, EURid
Nicole Tuckwell, Director of Product Management at Vocalink, a Mastercard company
Hedi Navazan, Head of Compliance & Regulatory Affairs, Crystal Blockchain
Simon Newman, CEO, The Online Dating and Discovery Association (ODDA)
15:45
1.3 Get the Money Back to Consumers
Panel Discussion
Eric Ducoulombier, European Commission/DG FISMA
Jean Cattaruzza, Financial Sector Ombudsman, Ombudsfin
Reinhard Steennot, Professor in Banking and Consumer Law, Ghent University
Scott Johnson, Director of Business Development, Chainalysis
Carsten Helm, Director of Global Anti Financial Crime, N26
Tony Herbert, Senior Policy Adviser, Which?
14:00
Workshop 2: Anti-Fraud Policy & Prosecution
Joshua James, Regional Counter-Cybercrime Coordinator at United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Chair
14:20
Dr. Nino Goldbeck, Senior Public Prosecutor, Office of the Public Prosecutor General in Bamberg
Victim’s Rights and Asset Recovery in Cyberfraud Cases
14:40
Roxana-Andreea Mastor, Associate Legal Officer, UNODC
From shadows to spotlight: policies and legislation against organized fraud
Riikka Puttonen, Programme Manager, UNODC
15:00
Angélique Monneraye, Policy Officer at European Commission
How the DSA Can Contribute to Fraud Prevention
15:45
Thomas von der Gathen, General Counsel, PSA Payment Services Austria
PPP (public private partnership) and the Anti-Phishing Platform
Bernhard Schafrath, Head of the Office for Crime Prevention and Victim Support, Federal Ministry Republic of Austria
16:00
Joshua Dalrymple, Professor and Deputy Dean - School of Law, Woxsen University
Cybercrime Must Be Taught in Law Schools
16:15
Sam Traynor, Product Policy Manager, Inauthentic Behavior, Meta
Driving deterrence to tackle fraud and scams
16:30
2.1 Building A Better Anti-Fraud Approach Together
Panel Discussion
William Ray, FBI
Roger Beaumont, CEO, New Zealand Banking Association
Joshua James, Regional Counter-Cybercrime Coordinator at United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Alessandra Chiarini, Policy Adviser in Payments and Innovation, European Banking Federation
Roland van Kortenhof, Manager Operations & ICTManager Operations & ICT, Thuiswinkel.org
14:00
Workshop 3: Identifying Best Practices in Detection & Intervention
Hosted by the Dutch Banking Association
Lynn van Meijgaard, Policy Advisor - Online Fraud, Dutch Banking Association
Chair
Kirstin de Jong, Policy Advisor - Integrated Fraud, Dutch Banking Association
Co-Chair
14:05
Anna Martin, Financial Services Officer, BEUC - The European Consumer Organisation
4 Gamechangers to Enhance the Impact of Fraud Prevention at EU and National Level in Europe
Sanne van der Neut, EACB
14:25
Lynn van Meijgaard and Kristen de Jong, Dutch Banking Association (NVB)
Criminal journeys, barrier models and interventions - the Dutch approach
14:35
Workshop 3.1 : Chasing the ‘golden egg’ by mapping out the most effective solutions from all corners of the world
Interactive Session
15:45
Toby Evans, Head of Economic Crime, Australian Payments Network (AusPayNet)
Two of Australia's Best Interventions Against Scammers
16:00
Workshop 3.2: Chasing the ‘golden egg’ by mapping out the most effective solutions from all corners of the world
Interactive Session
16:35
Sylvana van Kasbergen, Solution Architect Anti-Fraud, DataExpert
Task Force to Combat Bank Helpdesk Fraud
16:50
Lynn van Meijgaard, Dutch Banking Association (NVB)
Recap and Session Summary
14:00
Workshop 4: Data & Signal Sharing
Hosted by DNS Research Federation
Emily Taylor, CEO & Founder, DNS Research Federation
Chair
4.1 Why are international data flows so challenging?
Panel Discussion
Emilio Sánchez Ulled, Senior Public Prosecutor & Justice Counsellor, Permanent Representation of Spain to the European Union
Bert Hubert, Founder, PowerDNS
Lorelien Hoet, Government Affairs Director - EU, Microsoft
Eleonor Duhs, Barrister, Partner, Head of Data & Privacy, Bates Wells LLP
15:00
Sandra Peaston, Director - Research and Development, Cifas
A New Authorized Push Payment Solution to Minimize Revictimization
15:45
4.2 Turning the tide of data sharing at the national level
Panel Discussion
Emily Taylor, CEO and Founder, DNS Research Federation
Chair
Brian Webb, Consumer Security Lead, BT
Esther Mieremet, Project Manager at ECP | Platform for the Information Society
Helena Wood, Director of Public Policy and Strategic Engagement, Cifas
16:30
4.3 Combating Online Scams: A Collaborative Effort
Murat Ozturk, Google
Timo Wagenblatt, Google
Lucien Taylor, Founder and CSO, DNS Research Federation
Mark Robertshaw, Founder and CTO, DNS Research Federation
Nathan Allen, Director of Engineering, DNS Research Federation
Workshop 5: Enforcement - The 7-Step Kill Chain
Hosted by Centre for CyberSecurity Belgium
14:00
Rosie de Vleeschauwer, Team Lead Contact Center, Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium (CCB) - Cyber Threat Research & Intelligence Sharing (CyTRIS)
Intro: How is the 7-Step Kill Chain used against online scams?
14:20
Stefan, Chief Technology Officer, ScamAdviser
Reconnaissance: Investigating 2 Million Websites Per Month
14:40
Adam Carter & Richard Clarke, National Trading Standards
Weaponization: Working With Professional Enablers and Disrupting Criminal Practices
15:00
Alex Novac, Director - Cloud Services & Infrastructure, Bitdefender
Delivery: Detecting Fake Messages
15:15
Break
15:40
Brecht Vercruyce, Application Developer, CERT.be
Exploitation: An Introduction to the Belgian Anti-Phishing Shield (BAPS)
16:00
Aileen Yap, Assistant Director, Singapore Police, Anti-Scam Command
Installation: Demonstrating an effective national response to scams with an Anti-Scam Centre
16:20
Kristof Browaeys, Digital Fraud Expert, KBC Bank & Insurance
Command and Control: BIPT’s Approach on CLI Voice Spoofing
Jan Vannieuwenhuyse, BIPT
16:40
Marcello Zanni, Specialist in Online Payment Frauds, EC3 - Europol
Actions on Objective: How Europol Supports National CybSec with Data
17:00
Recap of Workshops
17:15
Salwa van der Gaag, Journalist/Presenter, NOS op 3
How I Turned into a Hacker
17:35
Evening Refreshments
Hosted by the Dutch National Police

Day 2 Event Schedule:
November 20, 2024

Online & Physically at SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre, Belgium

 
09:00
Welcome
Ayelet Biger-Levin, Board Member, Global Anti-Scam Alliance
Virtual Chair
09:05
Nathaniel Gleicher, Director and Head of Security Policy, Meta
Keynote
09:25
Thomas Vermeulen, Director - Fraud & Investigations, Trustpilot
Using AI to Beat Fake Reviews & Platform Misuse
09:45
David Capezza, VP - Europe Risk Advisory, VISA
Evolution of AI and Payments Security
10:00
Workshop 6: Financial Services
Hosted by Feedzai
Robert Harris, Senior Director - Product Marketing, Feedzai
Chair
Lynn van Meijgaard, Policy Advisor - Online Fraud, Dutch Banking Association
Co-chair
10:00
Session 6.1: Cooperation Between Banks & Regulators
Ben Woodside, Manager, Policy, Payment Systems Regulator
Guillermo De La Fuente, Co-Chair Vendor and Services Providers Group, Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF)
Markus Metschitzer, European Commission/DG FISMA
Pallavi Kapale, Senior Financial Crime Officer, -Organizations, Bank of China
10:30
Session 6.2: Cooperation Between Banks
Douglas Lockhart, Policy Advisor on Payments and Digital Finance, WSBI-ESBG
Alexandre Pluvinage, Head - Fraud and Online Security Awareness, ING BE
Danny Moerenhout, Fraud Expert, ING BE
Meral Ruesing, Communications Expert at Euro Banking Association (EBA)
11:00
Session 6.3: Cooperation Between Banks & Telcos
Aaron Chiou, BU Head, Business Solutions Business Unit, Gogolook
Working With Government. Law Enforcement and Telecom Operators to Proactively Protect Consumers
Adri Loloci, Product Manager, Vodafone Identity Hub
Brian Gorman, Fintech Lead, GSMA
Scam Signal API - Using Mobile Network Intelligence to Fight Scam Fraud
11:30
Session 6.4: Cooperation between Banks & Networks
Chris Oakley, Head - Fraud, Form3
Olivier Jolyon, Senior Expert - New Initiatives, EBA Clearing
12:30
Summary & Next Steps
10:00
Workshop 7: Communication - Best Practices & Global Collaboration to Combat Scams
Philippe Millet, Founder and Chairman, i3forum
Chair
7.1 Best Practices
10:00
Mike Round, Program Director, Mobile Ecosystem Forum
Anti-smishing with the SMS Protection Registry
10:30
Brian Webb, Consumer Security Lead, BT
Becoming the World’s Most Trusted Connector; Our Journey to Protect Our Customers From Scams
11:00
Raymond Teunissen, Senior Abuse and Onboarding Specialist, KPN, CISO Blueteam
Handling Abuse as a Telecoms Provider
12:00
Philippe Millet, Founder and Chairman, i3forum
Restoring Trust in International Communication
12:20
7.2 Fighting Abuse Globally Together
Panel Discussion
Hester Abrams, International Engagement, Communications and New Business Manager, Stop Scams UK
Huub Appelboom, Product Lead, KPN
Igor Skutsenya, Senior Business Development Manager - Antifraud Solutions, LANCK Telecom
Alexandre De Oliveira, Telecom Security & Fraud Solutions Lead, POST Luxembourg
Jan Vannieuwenhuyse, BIPT
10:00
Workshop 8: Keeping Fraud Out of Platforms
Abigail Bishop, Head - External Relations (Scam Prevention), Amazon
Chair
8.1 Best Practices
10:00
Angeliki Dedopoulou, Public Policy Manager - AI & Fintech, Meta
Fraud & Scams: the Need for a Whole-of-society Approach
10:20
Martin Grasel, Head of Unit IT-Investigations, Cybercrime Competence Center (C4)
Advertising for Fraud – What Measure Can We Take?
Bernhard Jungwirth, Managing Director, Austrian Institute for Applied Telecommunications (OIAT)
10:40
Andrew Mantilla, Trust & Safety Ads, Google
Keeping Ads Free of Scams
11:00
The Safe Framework, Evaluation Best Practices in Trust & Safety - Group Discussion
12:00
Sharad Agarwal, Product Analyst, Stop Scams UK
Unmasking Interactive SMS Scams through Telecom-Banking Synergy
8.2 What can we do together to keep fraud off platforms
Panel Discussion
Abigail Bishop, Head of External Relations, Scam Prevention, Amazon
Chair
Kathelijne Swaak, Expert Lead Fraud Chain, ABN Amro
Rima Amin, Security Policy Manager, Community Defense, Meta
Ranon Li, Trust Strategy and Operations Manager, Catawiki
Donal Keating, Microsoft
10:00
Workshop 9: Keeping Fraud Out of the Domain Space
9.1 What is happening in the Domain Space?
Lars Steffen, Head of International, Digital Infrastructures & Resilience, eco
Chair
10:00
Theo Geurts, Privacy & GRC Officer, Realtime Register
What is the Abuse Landscape Out There?
10:20
Xavier Koehoorn, Senior Legal Counsel, REACT (The Anti-Counterfeiting Network)
Impact of NIS2 on the Domain Name Space
10:40
Dimitris Zacharias, Senior Manager - Government and IGO Engagement, ICANN
ICANN’s Contractual Amendments
Carlos Hernandez-Gañan, Principal Security, Stability & Resiliency Specialist, ICANN
11:00
Josu Waliño, CEO, PuntuEUS
Fraud Prevention in .EUS: Best Practices and Innovations
11:15
Dan Owen, Product Owner, Domain Trust Intelligence Platform, Global Cyber Alliance
Taking Action to Mitigate and Prevent Domain Abuse
11:30
Break
9.2 Updates on Fighting Abuse
Robert Flaim, Head - Strategic Program, Meta/Facebook
Chair
12:00
Emily Taylor, CEO & Founder, DNS Research Federation
Fighting Abuse From a Research Perspective
Robert Flaim, Head - Strategic Program, Meta/Facebook
12:15
Luigi Lenguito, Founder & CEO, BforeAI
How Intense Preemption drives Deterrence: PreCrime at Volksbank and BancaProgetto
12:30
Jordi Iparraguirre, Innovation Manager, EURid
APWES, an AI Based Detector of Potentially Abusive Registrations
12:45
Maarten Bosteels and Kristof Tuyteleers, DNS Belgium
15 years of combatting abuse in .be: from manual screening to AI driven fraud detection
Workshop 10: Best practices in global cyber investigations
10:00
Peter Hagenaars, Netherlands Police
Scientifically Fighting Scams
Remco Spithoven, Head - Research Group of Public Security, Saxion University of Applied Sciences
Scientifically Fighting Scams
10:20
Dr. Muktar Bello, Lecturer at the The University of Salford and Senior Forensic Consultant at UNODC
10:40
Matthias Govaerts & Ives Vilain, Belgium Police
The Fake Banker at your Door: Digital Scams Cross into the Real World
11:00
Tomonobu Kaya, Assistant Director of INTERPOL Financial Crime and Anti-Corruption Centre
Supporting Cross-border Collaboration
11:30
Break
12:00
Manu Fernandez, Cryptocurrencies Specialist at Mossos d'Esquadra Police (Spain LEA) | Cross Border Investigations | Asset Recovery
Fake Investment Shutdown: European Cross-Border Operation
12:00
Joan Carles Granja, Deputy Head of the Commissioner General for Criminal Investigation at Mossos d'Esquadra Police (Spain LEA)
Fake Investment Shutdown: European Cross-Border Operation
12:20
Caroline & Jethro
Cybercrime Atlas – Force multipliers in OSINT
12:40
Confidential
Scammers in Nigeria: Understanding How They Operate
13:00
Lunch
14:00
Recap of Workshops
14:20
Anonymous Speaker
Confessions of a Scammer
14:50
Closing Remarks
14:40
Nigel Fraticianti & Felicity Grainelina (Arthur Avenue Intelligence)
AI: The Ultimate Solution
14:50
Jorij Abraham, Managing Director, Global Anti-Scam Alliance (GASA)
What's Next?
15:00
End of Day 2

When, Where & How

When

 

19th and 20th of November, 2024

Where:

Washington DC, USA

Online via Zoom

BE AWARE: TO ENTER THE CONFERENCE, YOU WILL NEED TO SHOW YOUR ID/PASSPORT. 

Virtual participants will receive a link to the live stream shortly before the summit commences.

Programme Committee

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Abigail Bishop

Amazon

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Ives Vilain

Belgium Police

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Matthias Govaerts

Belgium Police

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Alexandre Pluvinage

ING Bank

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Jorij Abraham

Global Anti-Scam Alliance

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Razvan Costache

Bitdefender

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David Laramy

Danske Bank

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Kristof Browaeys

KBC Bank & Insurance

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Sam Rogers

Global Anti-Scam Alliance

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Helena Wood

Cifas

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Lynn van Meijgaard

Dutch Banking Association (NVB)

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