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, but did you know the profits could be funding the illegal drugs or arms trade? By changing your shopping habits and buying only from reputable outlets, you can reduce the money being channelled into illegal activities.
INTERPOL is a truly global organization, working to turn back crime. The journey began 100 years ago at the first International Criminal Police Congress in Monaco. Crimes have evolved dramatically since 1914, as have the tools and services used to combat them. Today, INTERPOL continues to adapt and respond to new challenges, supporting its 190 member countries in their commitment to making the world a safer place.
Rwanda's Inspector General of Police, Emmanuel K Gasana, describes the importance of INTERPOL's Turn Back Crime campaign in Rwanda. The children of Kigali launched Rwanda's campaign during a candle-lighting ceremony on 25 November 2014, the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Algeria's national football team launched its country's Turn Back Crime campaign at the Blida "Mustapha Tchaker" stadium on 15 November 2014 with four high-profile players becoming campaign Ambassadors.
The freshly appointed Ambassadors Yacine Brahimi, Islam Slimani, Madjid Bouguerra and Sofiane Feghouli joined their teammates in wearing Turn Back Crime T-shirts in a match against Ethiopia during the final round of the Africa Cup of Nations.
Produced by the Federal Police of Argentina (PFA), this video shows how members of the public protect themselves against a wide variety of crimes that they may not realize could be very close to home. Illustrating how complex criminal enterprises are behind the trafficking of all sorts of commodities, including counterfeit goods, fake medicines, drugs and even people, the PFA appeals to the public to report suspicious people or items.
Broadcast on Argentina’s Channel 9 ‘PREVENIR’ TV show in July 2014 (in Spanish only)
Mr Kordahi joined an INTERPOL event in Dubai on 9 to 10 November to help raise awareness of the risks to consumers of buying fake products. The event (the 4th Regional Intellectual Property conference for the Middle East and North Africa) brought together 300 delegates to find new ways to tackle the organized crime networks behind the trafficking in illicit products and to remove potentially dangerous good from circulation.
James B. Comey, Director of the FBI, is the latest in a line of high-profile supporters of the Turn Back Crime campaign.
Speaking at a joint FBI-INTERPOL symposium in Miami, Mr Comey drew attention to the need for a joint response to preventing terrorist threats to essential systems and networks such as energy, transport and water.
Two of the world’s best known Formula 1 racing drivers – Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen – are adding their voices to the Turn Back Crime campaign.
Their video message, filmed with Scuderia Ferrari Team Principal, Marco Mattiacci, at Ferrari’s private Fiorano test track in Maranello, Italy, keeps the Turn Back Crime campaign at full throttle.
Turn Back Crime is a global public awareness campaign that highlights the dangers of organized crime and the impact on our day-to-day lives.
Using a variety of media channels – including video, website and social networks – the campaign provides advice on how to stay safe and encourages the general public, businesses and governments to play a role in reducing the impact of organized crime.