Updated on
Jul, 11 2024
Maryna Mkrtycheva
Written by
Anatoliy Yarovyi
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Does INTERPOL Text People?

INTERPOL never initiates direct contact with individuals. They do not send text messages, emails, or make phone calls to private citizens. Organization does not request personal information, financial details, or any form of payment from the public. Be cautious of fraudulent communications claiming to be from INTERPOL. Scammers often misuse INTERPOL’s name and logo to appear legitimate. They may fake mail Interpol or warrants to pressure you into providing sensitive information or transferring money. Remember:

  • INTERPOL will never ask you for money or financial information
  • It does not issue arrest warrants directly to individuals
  • Organization does not handle private legal matters or debt collection

If you receive any communication claiming to be from INTERPOL that requests personal details or payment, it is a scam. Do not respond or provide any information. Instead, report such Interpol scams providing the details.

Interpol Scams

Beware of Scammers Masquerading as INTERPOL’s 

INTERPOL is a warning of a scam that uses the organization’s name to trick people into paying for products and services.

The scam involves an email being sent to victims, which claims that they are receiving a message from INTERPOL. The email then asks them to click on a link and follow instructions.

Once they have done this, they become victims of a scammer who is using INTERPOL’s name and logo to encourage them to pay for products or services that are not connected with the organization.

It is important to note that INTERPOL does not offer any products or services online.

Interpol is committed to tracing and eliminating Interpol emails fake used by criminals who exploit a person’s trust in order to obtain money directly or extract confidential information for use in further criminal activity. These may include but are not limited to:

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

How to Contact or Reach INTERPOL

To contact INTERPOL, you’ll want to visit the Contact INTERPOL page on their website. There, you can find all of the information you need about how to get in touch with INTERPOL and what they do.

If you’re looking for a specific department or person within INTERPOL, the Contact INTERPOL page will help lead you in the right direction.

You can also use their online form to submit your request for help or information.

The INTERPOL General Secretariat form is also available for users to fill and reach various departments on specific messages, The organization will get back to you once you fill the form.

Lastly, the organization has a page dedicated to educating users on potential scams. The page allows you to report suspected fraud or anyone abusing INTERPOL’s name.

Fraud Alert

INTERPOL doesn’t get in touch with private individuals to solicit personal details. Communication from INTERPOL is exclusively with lawful enforcement authorities. Organization has noted the existence of fake mail Interpol and phone calls from people presenting themselves as officials or agents of INTERPOL, seeking personal or financial information. They typically insinuate that they are confirming data or extending protection. These messages can also contain threats of the citizen being classified as a criminal if they don’t comply.

If you received an email or a phone call from anyone purporting to represent INTERPOL and asking for personal or financial information, you should disregard this request. It’s advised not to release any personal or bank account-related information. If, perchance such data has been shared, you should immediately contact your local law enforcement agency to establish the necessary steps forward.

Anatoly Yarovyi
Anatoly Yarovyi
Anatoly Yarovyi is a seasoned and accomplished lawyer with 20 years of professional experience. He now specializes in Interpol and extradition cases, as well as consulting high-profile individuals on matters related to personal and business security, data protection, and freedom of movement.
He has a strong academic background, including a Master of Law from Lviv University (2004) and an LLM from Stanford University (2013).
He successfully represents clients in the European Court of Human Rights and was one of 15 candidates for the position of Judge at the ECHR in 2021.
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