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Global Cyber Investigation Excellence Recap with Peter Hagenaars - Global Anti-Scam Summit 2024

Updated: Jul 8

Date of Event: 2024-06-25

Event: Global Anti-Scam Summit Europe 2024

Presenter: Peter Hagenaars, Dutch National Police

Peter Hagenaars from the Dutch Police recapped Workshop 10 on Global Cyber Investigation Excellence at the Global Anti-Scam Summit Europe 2024. The workshop highlighted several key points:

Closer Investigation of Scammers: Emphasized the need for quicker and more integrated investigation processes to provide earlier feedback and more effectively combat scams.

Challenges of Borderless Crime: Discussed the difficulties in addressing crimes that cross international borders, especially for law enforcement agencies constrained by national jurisdictions.

Intertwining of Physical and Digital Worlds: Noted the increasing overlap between digital scams and other crimes such as drug trafficking, human trafficking, and weapons smuggling, complicating investigations.

Following the Money: Highlighted the complexity of the payment landscape and the necessity of tracking financial flows to combat scams effectively.

Innovative Solutions: Shared successful initiatives, including Spain's use of VoIP to track down perpetrators and Interpol's IGGIP program, which blocked and retrieved 33.6 million EUR from a business email compromise.

Public-Private Partnerships: Stressed the importance of collaboration between public entities and private companies, including those specializing in open-source intelligence, to enhance scam-fighting efforts.

Youth Involvement in Cybercrime: Recognized the growing involvement of young people in scams and the need for preventive measures to stop them from becoming future cybercriminals.

Hagenaars concluded by encouraging participants to think big but act small, emphasizing the importance of local actions in the broader fight against global cybercrime.


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