This operation raids call centres where people cold call victims to trick them into paying out money.
The advent of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin has exacerbated financial crimes, especially money laundering.
Theft, fraud, deception, blackmail, corruption, money-laundering… The possibilities for making money illicitly are seemingly endless. To so-called white collar criminals, the risks appear low and the returns high.
Financial crime ranges from basic theft or fraud committed by ill-intentioned individuals to large-scale operations masterminded by organized criminals with a foot on every continent. These are serious criminal activities whose importance should not be minimized as, over and beyond their social and economic impact, they are often closely linked to violent crime and even terrorism.
We are all impacted by financial crime which has taken on a whole new dimension with the rapid advancement of digital technology.
Criminal gangs operate transnationally to avoid detection, and stolen funds cross many physical and virtual borders before they reach their final destination. This is where our global police networks play an essential role.
We combine round-the-clock support with operations and case coordination to give financial fraudsters a run for their money.
We monitor the new ways criminals trick victims into giving out confidential information and funds.
We work with police and financial institutions worldwide to tighten the net on payment card crime.
Fighting money laundering goes hand in hand with investigating the crimes it is linked to.
Follow some common sense rules to reduce your chance of being a victim of financial crime.
#BECareful - don’t let scammers trick you into making payments to their accounts