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The Global Anti Scam Summit 2023

18th and 19th of October | Ramada Hotel Lisbon & Online

Online scams are the most reported type of crime. Most countries now state that between 20 to 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 $ 55 billion lost last year and more than 300 million consumers scammed fast action is required.

On the 18th and 19th of October 2023, the 4th Global Anti Scam Summit (GASS) is being held. The goal of the GASS 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.

In 2022 we had nearly 1,300 virtual guests and 120 physical participants from 70+ countries. This year the event will be organized hybrid again. Last year we defined 10 Recommendations to Turn the Tide on Scams. This year we will focus on further defining these solutions and show-casing best practices from accross the globe.

Event Schedule: 17th of October

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20:00 Dutch Drinks

For those who fly in early, we can meet at:

Ramada by Wyndham Lisbon Hotel

(same location as the conference)
Avenida Engenheiro Arantes Oliveira numero 9, Lisbon, 1900-221

According to Dutch tradition, the first drinks are on us, and the remainder of the evening is all yours. 

Event Schedule:
18th of October 2023

Online via Zoom, Physically at Ramada by Wyndham Lisbon Hotel, Portugal

09:00
Antonio Balhanas, CEO EuroConsumer
Welcome
09:15
Jorij Abraham, General Manager Global Anti Scam Alliance
The Global State of Scams, What Happened in 2023?
Mina Chiang, Founder at Humanity Research Consultancy
How the Impunity of Online Scams Causes Modern Slavery in Criminal Scamming Compounds
BEST PRACTICES FROM ASIA
09:35
Jayde Richmond, Director Consumer Strategies, Australian Competition & Consumer Commission / ScamWatch
Fighting Back Scams with the Australian Anti-Scam Center
Ng Li Sa, Director Policy Development & Security, Ministry of Home Affairs Singapore
Singapore's multi layered defense strategy against scams
Jeff Kuo, CEO Gogolook
Who is calling? How Taiwan is fighting phone scams and smishing
10:30
COFFEE BREAK
BEST PRACTICES FROM AFRICA & EUROPE
11:00
Peter Hagenaars, Project Leader National Internet Crime Reporting Center. t.b.c.
Operation Centurion, disrupting digital crime and strengthening local police teams
11:20
Nazia Karrim, Head of Product Development, Southern Africa Fraud Prevention Service
Fighting Scams in South Africa
BEST PRACTICES FROM AMERICA
11:45
Laureen Kapin, Assistant Director for International Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission
t.b.d.
12:00
Rafael Fernandes, Prosecutor & Chief Planning Officer, Prosecution Office of the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Boosting Scam Prevention in Brazil
12:30
LUNCH
14:00
WORKSHOP TRACKS
5 workshop To turn the Tide on Scams will be run in parallel.
14:00
TRACK 1: RAISE CONSUMER AWARENESS
Chaired by EuroConsumer
Hosted by:
Claudia Maia, Chief Editor, Deco Proteste
Sarra Papadopoulou, Senior Deliverability Manager, Sitecore
Fund Scams / Impersonation During bank closures and election period
Brent Carey, CEO Netsafe New Zealand
Innovative Ways to Fight Scams
14:00
TRACK 2: FACILITATE NATIONAL, EASY REPORTING
Chaired by:
Hosted by:
14:00
TRACK 3: DEVELOP INFRASTRUCTURAL TOOLS
Chaired by:
Hosted by: SpamHaus
Phishing Operations in Belgium (t.b.c.)
TRACK 4: MAKE SERVICE PROVIDERS RESPONSIBLE
Chaired by:
Hosted by:
Dr. Michael McGuire & Jack Whittaker, University of Surrey
Scamtasia: How Online Platforms Enable Fraud
Claire Simpson, Senior Manager – Policy, UK Payment Systems Regulator
14:00
TRACK 5: MAKE FRAUD TRACEABLE, CROSS-BORDER
Chaired by:
Hosted by:
16:30
Foy Shiver, Deputy Secretary-General, APWG
RECAP @ AUDITORIUM
17:00
Timo Wagenblatt, Product Lead, Merchant Shopping (t.b.c.)
What would Google Do?
17:30
DRINKS & NETWORKING, POWERED BY SPAMHAUS & DNR RESEARCH FEDERATION

Event Schedule: 19th of October

Online via Zoom, Physically at Ramada by Wyndham Lisbon Hotel, Portugal

09:00
Emily Taylor, Co-Founder & Director DNS Research Federation
The Bad Boys of the Internet, t.b.c.
09:20
Hannah Shimko, CEO, Online Dating Association T.b.c.
How the Dating Industry is Fighting Scams
09:40
WORKSHOP TRACKS
5 workshop To turn the Tide on Scams will be run in parallel.
09:30
TRACK 1: SET-UP CROSS-ORGANIZATIONAL VICTIM SUPPORT
Chaired by EuroConsumer
Hosted by:
Sonia Covita, Coordinator Deco Proteste
Charlotte Hooper, Director, The Cyber Helpline
Supporting Victims of Fraud and Scams with Cybersecurity as a starter
09:30
TRACK 2: SET-UP A DEDICATED NATIONAL CONSUMER CYBER SECURITY CENTER
Chaired by: Miguel De Bruycker, Managing Director General, Centre for Cyber security Belgium
Hosted by:
T.b.d., Singapore Anti Scam Command
Building The Singapore Anti Scam Command Team
Garry Lilburn, Operations Director Cyber Defence Alliance
Working as a team with Telco's and Law Enforcement to mitigate phishing and smishing.
09:30
TRACK 3: ESTABLISH A GLOBAL SCAM DATA SHARING HUB
Chaired by: APWG
Hosted by: Global Cyber Alliance
Luigi Lenguito, Chief Product Officer, Bfore.ai
Fighting cyber threat with predictive intelligence
09:30
TRACK 4: ALLOW PREVENTIVE ACTION (WARN, BLOCK, STOP)
Chaired by: CIFAS
Hosted by:
Mike Haley, CEO CIFAS
09:30
TRACK 5: ENACT AN INTERNATIONAL SCAM INVESTIGATION & PROSECUTION NETWORK
Chaired by: Glen Prichard, Chief Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering, United Nations
Hosted by: Group-IB
12:00
LUNCH
13:00
Alejandro Fernández-Cernuda. Director of Engagement, Global Cyber Alliance
RECAP @ AUDITORIUM
13:30
PANEL DISCUSSION
What can we achieve now?
Glen Prichard, Chief Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering, United Nations
Ng Li Sa, Director Policy Development & Security, Ministry of Home Affairs Singapore
14:30
President Berek Obama, World Nations (t.b.c.
The future of scam (prevention)
14:50
Jorij Abraham, General Manager Global Anti Scam Alliance
WRAP-UP OF GASS 2023
15:00
CLOSING

Who Supports Us

Foundation Partners