Cyber-enabled financial crime: USD 130 million intercepted in global INTERPOL police operation

LYON, France – An INTERPOL police operation to tackle online fraud has seen almost 1000 suspects arrested and the seizure of USD 129,975,440 worth of virtual assets. Fraud investigators around the world worked together over five months (28 June – Read More …

Estonian duo accused of $575m cryptocurrency scam

Police in Estonia have arrested two men suspected of running a $575m (£485m) cryptocurrency scam involving hundreds of thousands of victims. Estonian police investigated the case with the FBI, and US authorities want to extradite the pair – Estonians Sergei Read More …

Europol: 31 arrested for stealing cars by hacking keyless tech

With the support of Europol and Eurojust, the French authorities in cooperation with their Spanish and Latvian counterparts have dismantled a car theft ring which used a fraudulent software to steal vehicles without using the physical key fob. The criminals Read More …

Huge network of 11,000 fake investment sites targets Europe

Researchers have uncovered a gigantic network of more than 11,000 domains used to promote numerous fake investment schemes to users in Europe. The platforms show fabricated evidence of enrichment and falsified celebrity endorsements to create an image of legitimacy and Read More …

Europol: Phishing gang behind several million euros worth of losses busted in Belgium and the Netherlands

A cross-border operation, supported by Europol and involving the Belgian Police (Police Fédérale/Federale Politie) and the Dutch Police (Politie), resulted in the dismantling of an organised crime group involved in phishing, fraud, scams and money laundering. The action day on Read More …

Hundreds arrested and millions seized in global INTERPOL operation against social engineering scams

LYON, France — A worldwide crackdown on social engineering fraud has seen scammers identified globally, substantial criminal assets seized and new investigative leads triggered in every continent. The two-month (8 March – 8 May 2022) Operation, codenamed First Light 2022, Read More …

Five Eyes alliance’s top cop says techies are the future of law enforcement

Australian Federal Police (AFP) commissioner Reece Kershaw has accused un-named nations of helping organized criminals to use technology to commit and launder the proceeds of crime, and called for international collaboration to developer technologies that counter the threats that behaviour Read More …