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ARLINGTON, Va. – An organization founded by the ATM Industry Association to combat crime at automated teller machines worldwide has inaugurated an information system that it said should help law enforcement and ATM deployers prevent ATM crime. The Global ATM Security Alliance created the ATM Crime Information System to particularly track ATM crime across international borders. “Crimes like debit card skimming, cash and card trapping, ram raids, robberies, muggings and cases of insider fraud of different kinds are still prevalent in our industry in various countries,” explained GASA’s executive director, Mike Lee, “What better way to fight crime than to join forces in our industry across the world and share crime information, counter-measures and best practices?” This milestone follows the publication last month of GASA’s International ATM Crime Directory with its nine categories of ATM crime. “This universality of terminology will mean users in Australia, Canada, United States, Europe, South Africa, South America and the United Kingdom can all compare crime trends in their respective countries with international patterns, matching like with like. It also means we can readily spot geographic migrations of crime, enabling us to anticipate crime trends and forewarn the relevant authorities,” Lee explained.

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