Stay safe on the Internet

What are the risks? What can you do?

For most of us, it’s impossible to imagine living without the Internet, but are you aware of the risks to your safety?

Children and young people are particularly vulnerable, but adults can also be duped into building up relationships with people who are not who they say they are.

What are the risks?

While the Internet is great for making new friends and...

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Buying fake or pirated goods can fuel the underground activities of criminal networks. You might think you’re getting a good deal on your new handbag or DVD...

Support from around the world

Support from around the world

We are delighted to see continuing support from police forces and other partners across the globe.

Austria’s police warns about prescription drugs bought on the Internet

Be extra careful when ordering prescription drugs on...

Choose your medicines with care

How can we spot fake medical products?

Rather than making you better, some medicines can in fact be bad for you. Whatever your illness, it’s important to make sure you get your medicines from a regulated source.


How do crimes affect you?

What do we mean by organized ‘crime’?

We’re not talking about minor offences. We’re talking about transnational, large-scale crimes, run by extensive and complex criminal enterprises.

Crimes that cross national borders, time zones, languages and jurisdictions.

Watch out for fake electronic gadgets

What is the problem? Tips to avoid buying fake gadgets.

Are you thinking of buying any new electronic gadgets? Perhaps you want to upgrade your smartphone? If so, be aware that electronic devices are the second most counterfeited product, after illicit medicines. Before you buy, check your new devices are certified genuine items and make sure you get the real deal.

Fight against food fraud

What is food fraud? What are the dangers? What to look out for.

It may affect your appetite to know that everyday food products could have been illegally altered or contain fraudulent ingredients.

What is food fraud?

The idea is difficult to digest, but organized criminal groups deliberately deceive consumers about the contents or quality of food products. Not only do these criminals make huge amounts of money by lying but, in some cases...