Økokrim believes there is an increase in the number of frauds in Norway as a result of the corona crisis

ØkokrimPhoto: Tore Meek / NTB
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The corona pandemic has probably been a catalyst for increased levels of fraud aimed at private individuals. This type of fraud will likely be a bigger problem in the future, according to the National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime in Norway (Økokrim).

In a recent report on fraud, Økokrim noted that the uptick in fraud can be linked to the fact that the digitalization of society gained momentum during the pandemic. 

In addition, the authorities’ infection control measures led to more people being alone, which has led to an increase in the number of investment and love frauds.

Investment fraud is considered to be the most serious form of fraud against private individuals. It involves tricking people into investing in projects or products that are worthless or non-existent.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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