Financial crime undermines global financial systems, impedes economic growth and causes huge losses to businesses and individuals worldwide.
Given the urgent need for a coordinated international response, we have established the INTERPOL Financial Crime and Anti-Corruption Centre.
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.
INTERPOL’s Financial Crime and Anti-Corruption Centre (IFCACC).
We support national police with tactical deployments, training, and international cooperation across sectors.
We monitor the new ways criminals trick victims into giving out confidential information and funds.
Follow some common sense rules to reduce your chance of being a victim of financial crime.
Fighting money laundering goes hand in hand with investigating the crimes it is linked to.
We work with police and financial institutions worldwide to tighten the net on payment card crime.
Be wary of deals on airline tickets offering prices that sound ‘too good to be true’