Beware of scam using the name of Europol’s Executive Director

08 April 2021
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Press Release/News

We have been made aware of scams using the names of Europol’s Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director as well as various international Law Enforcement officials. Emails or messages on social media, written in different languages, use the name of Catherine De Bolle and/or Jean-Philippe Lecouffe to make it sound serious and legitimate. Don’t be misled – this correspondence is fake. Neither Europol’s Executive Director nor the Deputy Executive Director would directly contact members of the public requesting an immediate action or threatening individuals with opening a criminal investigation. 


If you receive a suspicious email or correspondence using the name of Europol’s Executive Director, please report the matter to your local law enforcement authority for further investigation. 


After having informed your local law enforcement authority, we invite you to send us the details of the suspicious email or correspondence using this contact form. However, we will always refer the matter to national authorities for further investigation.