Company News • 07.02.2012
euroSUITE of AWEK detects Manipulation at the POS
POS Solution with anti-skimming Features
AWEK, provider of POS solutions for retailers, will present at EuroCIS 2012 the third generation of its software solution euroSUITE including special features for the automatic detection of skimming fraud.
Skimming, the illegal reading of credit and bank card data in order to draw money by means of counterfeit cards, increased by 50 percent in the year 2011, as shown by the statistics of the German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA). Fraud gangs are especially active in retail shops and at gas stations where they secretly manipulate EFT terminals in order to get hold of account data and PIN codes. The manipulated data is then used abroad to draw money from the accounts concerned.
In order to reveal any manipulation at the POS AWEK has enhanced its software solution euroSUITE by features allowing to analyse potential skimming and to inform the staff in suspicious cases. The software is not only monitoring the connections with EFT terminals but also checks the environment for potential irregularities. So the staff at the head-office and in the shop are able to detect manipulations automatically and thus protect customers against skimming much more effectively than they were able to in the past.
"It is impossible or at least very difficult for users to detect manipulation on POS terminals from outside. Therefore retailers have a responsibility to check their devices themselves in order to guarantee their customers that payments are secure." explains Dieter Deffert, product and software development manager at AWEK. "Our software automatically monitors the PIN pads in the background. This feature helps retailers to detect and prohibit cases of skimming in an effective way."
AWEK presents the new generation of euroSUITE at the EuroCIS in hall 9, booth C19.