The ninth episode on
"Tracking Digital Financial Crimes and Fraud"
explored how fraudsters are leveraging increased fear and uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic to steal money. Scammers have been known to lure customers from trusted e-commerce sites offering products that claim to prevent COVID-19 onto unrelated and unregulated messaging sites to accept payment in cryptocurrencies for products that do not actually exist. The session provided an insight on tools that can be used for tracking digital financial crimes fraud.
Participation was open to ITU Member States, Sector Members, Associates and Academic Institutions and to any individual from a country that is a member of ITU who wishes to contribute to the work. This included individuals who are also members of international, regional and national organizations.