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INTERPOL

NOTE: Before filing a complaint with a foreign agency, you must first file a complaint with your local police.  The complaint number, police station name, address, phone number, and the investigating officer's name are vital for international correspondence.  If you do not supply this information, you will be directed to call back when the information is available.

 

INTERPOL:  

Interpol stands for International Crime Police Organization.  It is primarily an organization that assists local law enforcement within their member countries.  

In the area of fraud, Interpol polices money laundering activities.  Money laundering is not only related to drug monies, but to funds that are obtained from fraudulent investment victims and then laundered through other accounts to hide the funds from investigation attempts.  Interpol's definition of money laundering is "Any act or attempted act to conceal or disguise the identity of illegally obtained proceeds so that they appear to have originated from legitimate sources'.  http://www.interpol.com/Public/FinancialCrime/FOPAC/default.asp  

When to contact Interpol:

Never: Interpol does not provide investigative services directly to individuals.  It provides back-up, forensics, analysis, and criminal intelligence services to local law enforcement in member countries.  

However, it never hurts to ask the investigating officer if he is coordinating with Interpol.  Don't be offended if the officer gets a bit miffed by the question.  Most investigators turn to Interpol immediately for international assistance and alerts.  Nonetheless, the questions does show that you are doing your homework.


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