Does INTERPOL Text People?

INTERPOL, the world’s largest international police organization with 192 member countries, facilitates global law enforcement coordination and criminal justice. As an international agency, INTERPOL does not directly contact individuals; it collaborates with local law enforcement agencies, which then reach out to persons for questioning. Its main objective is to enhance international police cooperation and exchange criminal intelligence, utilizing member countries’ police systems for contact rather than direct communication.

Avoid Scammers Posing as INTERPOL

Beware of Scammers Using INTERPOL’s Name for Fraud

Scammers are using INTERPOL’s name to deceive people into paying for products and services. Victims receive deceptive emails claiming to be from INTERPOL, instructing them to click on a link.

However, these emails are fraudulent, and those who follow the instructions become targets of scammers misusing INTERPOL’s name and logo to promote unrelated products or services.

It’s crucial to understand that INTERPOL does not provide any online products or services. Stay vigilant against such scams.

Interpol is dedicated to identifying and combating scams perpetrated by criminals who manipulate individuals’ trust to gain money or access confidential information for subsequent illicit purposes. These scams encompass various forms, such as:

  • Phishing, Vishing, and SMShing
  • Telecom fraud
  • Business Email Compromise
  • Romance scams
  • Investment/Boiler room fraud
  • Sextortion

Interpol’s commitment is to address and prevent these deceptive practices.

How to Contact INTERPOL

If you need to reach out to INTERPOL, simply visit their website’s “Contact INTERPOL” page. There, you’ll find all the information you need to get in touch with them and learn about their services.

If you’re searching for a specific department or individual at INTERPOL, the “Contact INTERPOL” page will guide you in the right direction.

Additionally, you can use their online form to submit requests for assistance or information.

You can use the INTERPOL General Secretariat form to reach different departments with specific messages. After filling out the form, the organization will respond to you.

Additionally, there is a dedicated page to educate users about potential scams. You can report suspected fraud or any misuse of INTERPOL’s name on this page.

You can:

  1. Report a crime.
  2. Provide information about wanted criminals.
  3. Report information regarding missing persons.
  4. Ask country-specific questions.
  5. Contact the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files (CCF) if you have concerns about information INTERPOL has on you or want to dispute data held by the organization.
  6. Explore career opportunities at INTERPOL if you’re interested in working with them.

Fraud Alert

INTERPOL only communicates with law enforcement authorities, not private individuals. Beware of fraudulent emails or calls from individuals claiming to be INTERPOL officials seeking personal or financial information. They may use various tactics, including threats.

If you receive such a request from someone claiming to represent INTERPOL, do not provide personal or financial information. If you have already shared such information, contact your local law enforcement agency for assistance immediately.

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Interpol Lawyer Dmytro Konovalenko
Dmytro Konovalenko
Senior Partner
Lawyer specializing in extradition and Interpol cases, with membership in the International Bar Association. In five years of practice, Dmitry has defended clients against persecution by law enforcement agencies in the United States, Russia, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Russia and other countries. He has successfully applied measures to prevent a manhunt at early stages and specializes in defending in complex cases involving economic, political and military charges.
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