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

08 April 2021
News Article
Press Release/News

We have been made aware of scams using the name of Europol’s Executive Director. Emails or messages on Social Media, written in different languages, use the name of Catherine de Bolle to make it sound serious and legitimate. Don’t be misled – this correspondence is fake. Europol’s Executive Director would never directly contact members of the public requesting an immediate action or threatening individuals with opening a criminal investigation. 

PLEASE REPORT

If you receive a suspicious email or correspondence suggesting to be of fraudulent nature using the name of Europol’s Executive Director, please report the matter to your local police for further investigation. The authorities will contact Europol if required. 

INFORMING EUROPOL

Suppose you received a suspicious email or correspondence using Europol’s Executive Director's name. And in addition to informing your local police, you would also like to tell Europol about it; in that case, we invite you to send us the details using this contact form. However, we will always refer the matter to national authorities for further investigation.